• The Tomb, A Novel of Martha

    In this captivating retelling of a classic biblical story, Jesus shocks the town of Bethany with Lazarus’s resurrection from the dead, leading Martha—a seemingly perfect woman trapped by the secrets of her past—to hope and a new life.
     
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  • The Thief

    A Roman centurion longing for peace and a Jewish woman hiding a deadly secret witness a miracle that transforms their lives and leads them to the foot of the cross.
     
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  • “The Well” by Stephanie Landsem

    Mara is a desperate Samaritan girl struggling to keep her family alive in the face of starvation and the threat of exile from their strict village. When a mysterious Jewish teacher transforms her mother at Jacob’s well, Mara hopes for a better life—until…
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Jews Vs. Samaritans: Origin of Conflict

The Good Samaritan by Jacob Jordaens Wikimedia public domain
We all know the phrase ‘good samaritan’. In our day and age, it means someone who selflessly helps another with no expectation of reward. But Jesus’ parable of the Good Samaritan was more than just a tale of a charitable act toward a stranger. Choosing a Samaritan […]

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Gaze Upon Jesus: Lila, the Innkeeper’s Servant

Gerard van Honthorst Nativity
 
Lila was my favorite character to write in this group of stories. For me, Lila personifies those who Jesus spoke of in Matthew when he said:

“Amen, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will not enter the kingdom of heaven. Whoever humbles himself like this child is […]

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I write historical fiction because I love adventure in far-off times and places. If you are interested in requesting an interview about my book, please visit my media kit page, or contact me.