Leap Over A Wall by Eugene H. Peterson–Book Review

Eugene Peterson is best known for his translation of the Bible published in 2002 when Peterson was seventy years old. He spent many years before then as a college professor (teaching Hebrew and Greek), then a small-town pastor but became known all over the world with the publication of “The Message: The Bible in ContemporaryContinue reading “Leap Over A Wall by Eugene H. Peterson–Book Review”

“My Name is Absalom” Part Seven (and the End) by P.M. Gilmer

If you still haven’t read part six of this story, here is the link: https://pmgilmer.com/2017/09/01/my-name-is-absalom-part-6-by-p-m-gilmer/ And now for the conclusion of “My Name is Absalom.”   I woke well before the sun on the morning of my planned dinner. I tried to eat some bread before I tended to my duties, but anticipation kept myContinue reading ““My Name is Absalom” Part Seven (and the End) by P.M. Gilmer”

“My Name is Absalom” Part 6 by P. M. Gilmer

If you missed last week’s post, here is part five: https://declaretonextgeneration.com/2017/08/25/my-name-is-absalom-part-5-by-p-m-gilmer/   After many obstacles and hindrances, I finally began to formulate my plans for revenge. A knife in the dark would probably be easiest, but not nearly as satisfying. No, my revenge must be public as well as complete. I not only wanted myContinue reading ““My Name is Absalom” Part 6 by P. M. Gilmer”

Characters & Spoilers

As a writing exercise for myself, I have been writing a section of my manuscript through the eyes of the antagonist, Absalom, rather than the protagonist, Solomon. This exercise has been beneficial for helping me better understand that character. But, another reason has come to me and that is to share this story on myContinue reading “Characters & Spoilers”

The Ophel Inscription–Writing from the time of King David

Half the fun of writing historical fiction is the research. Sometimes I can’t find what I’m looking for (or scholars disagree on certain findings) and that can be frustrating, but more often I run across “fun facts” that I had not even considered (which makes it sound like most of my research is serendipitous andContinue reading “The Ophel Inscription–Writing from the time of King David”