Posted in Biblical Reviews

review: Obedience

Obedience by V. G. Kilgore The story of Noah’s Ark is an important fixture in Old Testament scripture from the Christian Bible, but previous to reading this account (which sparked some interest in further research), I was not aware that it also has ancient origins in religions such as Judaism, Islam and Bahá’í, as well as the earliest surviving work of literature, The Epic of Gilgamesh. Kilgore’s account follows the Bible’s characters, though is infused with personalities, actions, and motives beyond the original narrative. It follows the story of Noah’s son, Ham, and his family from the years before the flood, through their perilous ordeal and the aftermath. Ham is Noah’s third and least favored son. Though he is skilled and hard-working, he was obstinate…

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Interview with India Edghill

Do you find the people who lived in Biblical times have a lot in common with us today? How are our lives similar? That’s one of those questions to which I think the answer is both “yes” and “no”. People seem to come in the same set of types no matter when they live. (No matter what group — political, fannish, whatever — they’re in, come to that. There’s the Person Who Thinks He Does Everything. There’s the Person Who Really Does All The Work. There’s the Person Who’s In It For the Shopping Ops. And so on…) I think that the average person in any time period works hard and tries to live a decent life and provide for a better life for his…

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Posted in Biblical Guest Post

guest post & giveaway: Obedience by V. G. Kilgore

Attention biblical fiction fans: You’ll not want to miss this guest post and giveaway on V. G. Kilgore’s debut novel, Obedience. This is a story of Noah’s Ark based on Noah’s son, Ham. See the giveaway details at the bottom of the post. Biblical fiction has intrigued me from the time I was a good, church-going teenager, to my current lapsed state. The Bible and other holy books have affected all of us for centuries, regardless of our beliefs. Our bodies might not be much changed from the Bronze Age, but thankfully, our cultural evolution continues. It’s important to consider these ancient stories with a more enlightened perspective. With Noah’s Ark, on which Obedience is based, Noah’s son Ham has been accused of everything from…

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review: Queenmaker

Queenmaker: A Novel of King David’s Queen by India Edghill What happened after David defeated Goliath? Through the eyes of King David’s first wife, Queen Michal, we see his rise to power and the political and religious trouble of his reign. Michal is the daughter of Saul, who became King of Israel when the prophet Samuel decreed that it was the will of Yahweh. David, the youngest son of a shepherd, became the King’s favorite harper and companion. When his influence and power became too great and King Saul began to turn from him, David collected his own followers, including Samuel, who proclaimed him King along side King Saul, who was showing signs of madness. Two kings, of course, was not conducive to a peaceful…

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review: Delilah

Delilah by India Edghill When I was 8 years old I received an illustrated Bible from my aunt for Christmas. Though I no longer have it, I can remember the pictures that were scattered throughout. One featured a muscular, bloodied Samson pushing great pillars. I can’t recall ever learning more about the story–until now. I’m not sure what I expected when I began this novel–surely nothing veering from the Christian tale, but I was very intrigued to find differing religions, gods and goddesses depicted without preference to any certain one. If there’s one thing that turns me off from a novel it’s having an agenda, especially of a religious nature. You won’t find that issue with Delilah. The setting is Biblical era Canaan (the area…

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