Hey there! This is my very first blog. I’m calling it a blog, but really it’s an announcement. Here is where we can get together from time to time to share with one another. I know your time is valuable; so I’ll do my best to make it worth your while to visit me. Here are a few things I hope to accomplish:
- Provide updates of my writing projects.
- Get feedback from you about books I’ve written.
- Get ideas from you about books I’m working on.
- Answer your questions.
Besides spiritual warfare novels, I also write other kinds of fiction, and even non-fiction.
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What Is A Spiritual Warfare Novel?
It is a story with a premise of angels and/or demons interacting with humans. The angels are the good guys; the demons are the bad guys. The Lord, as a character, may also be in the book. A spiritual warfare novel can be in any genre. Suspense, thriller, mystery, romance, fantasy, etc.
I think it’s important to note also that spiritual warfare fiction is F-I-C-T-I-O-N! I’ve read readers’ comments of some spiritual warfare or other Christian fiction styles. Every now and again someone will be put off because the writer didn’t stay true to the Bible. Of course, if someone puts the Christian label on his or her story, it ought to be true at least to the spirit of Christ and fundamental Christian truths. But my opinion is that if a writer gives us a fiction story, we should enjoy the book as a story, and not see it as an addendum to the Bible.
Now having said this, my style is to try to stick as closely as possible to the expectations of those who know their Bibles. I write didactically. Just a pompous word to say I try to teach as I write. You’ll notice this in my themes. Sometimes it’s subtle; sometimes it’s a hammer to the head. You know, like the Holy Spirit (smile).
The Fire Series
The Fire Series is a spiritual warfare story that consists of several books. Each book is a stand-alone story that can be enjoyed without having read the previous book. However, I strongly encourage you to read the books in order. Why? Because I want you to see and experience the growth of the characters. There are also characters in the second book that were in the first book. But like I said, if you read the second book first, you will not be lost. I think I make enough references of the past that you won’t be lost.
Oh, and how many books will there be in The Fire Series? As many as you can stand! Presently, there is Bones of Fire. But the sequel, Trial by Fire, is almost completed, and is available as a pre-order on Amazon.com. I’m thinking the third book in the series will be Prayers of Fire. We’ll see.
The Principalities Series
The Principalities Series is presently nothing but an idea. However, I have identified about twenty stories I feel I could write on the premise of focusing on the actions of specific kinds of demons. I think my first book in this series will be The Spirit of Fear.
I haven’t mentioned my nonfiction books. I’ve written two: Deliverance from Demons and Diseases: Freedom from Incurable Diseases and Persistent Problems, and What Preachers Never Tell You About Tithes & Offerings: The End of Clergy Manipulation and Extortion. Whenever time permits, I plan to do follow-up books to my deliverance book. They are Authority Over Demons and Diseases, and Authority Over Situations and Circumstances.
Last, I want all of you to know that I deeply appreciate you supporting my writing ministry. As you think of it, will you just send up a short prayer and ask God (1) to give me incredible ideas, (2) to minimize distractions that would take me away from writing, and (3) to help me stay focused?
Your friend and story teller,