From the Author
When I read stories in the Bible, I wonder about how or why the people said or did certain things. How did Noah gather the animals into the ark? Why would Rebekah and Isaac favor one son over the other? Why did Balak not run screaming in terror when the donkey spoke to him? What did Peter think when he was walking on the water? Who could afford perfume that cost a year's worth of wages? Perhaps because of their "moment in time" nature, the people in these Bible stories are often viewed as iconic figures on a stained glass window. David was a courageous young boy. Solomon was the wisest of all. Peter was brash and impulsive. Judas was a traitor. Martha fretted over a meal while Mary sat peacefully at Jesus' feet. But these people were more than a boy with five stones, a man with a floating zoo, a parent who played favorites, a disciple who acted before thinking, or a woman with an expensive bottle of cologne.They had flaws and strengths, likes and dislikes, favorite foods, hopes and fears, pride and insecurities. Just like us. One reason I like writing biblical novels is that, for me, when I view these people as simple humans, when I learn more about their time period and their culture, the Bible stories come alive and I glimpse possible answers to some of my questions.
About the Author
PAULA K. PARKER is a nationally recognized American playwright, author, and freelance writer. She is highly respected in the Christian entertainment industry and is frequently called upon to write about it. In 2010, her first novel was released, YHWH: The Flood, The Fish and The Giant, and the sequel, YESHUA: The King, The Demon and The Traitor, co-written with G.P. Taylor.