Sometimes, life just interferes with the best laid plans for the week, doesn’t it? This week has been that way. I have taken on the duties of a tax preparer (I used to work for the IRS). In getting up to speed for those duties, I don’t have the physical time to complete a podcast this week. So, I’m declaring a one-week hiatus! Check back next week as we take a look at a re-release of another book, The Swaddling Clothes. This book is currently available for download at CD Baby and will soon come to audible.com and the iTunes store. Maybe next week, I can announce that this book and another have dropped into the audible library! Check back then! See you on Wednesday!!!
This week, I conclude my interview with Anne Baxter Campbell and Trish Horner about the latest Narration by George Audio Book release, The Roman’s Quest. Anne is the author of this very fine novel. Trish was the narrator for the female characters and the female point-of-view narratives. In today’s podcast, Anne interviews Trish and me. We talked about the novel and about the faith in God that is evident throughout and central to the book. You’ll hear examples of everything mentioned.
Here are the links mentioned in the program:
Here Among the Ruins – poetry by Regina Puckett
Most of the time we read passages like Luke 21 in light of an end-of-times narrative. However, I think that Jesus’ hearers – his disciples and apostles – would have heard this narrative in a different way. Jesus was preparing his disciples with instructions for survival in perilous times. In their day, Jerusalem was going to be destroyed, the church was to be scattered through persecution, and disciples would be killed. How would they get through those times?
In many ways, our times are not so different. There is persecution for believers in Jesus – some that leads to death. Churches are in trouble for various reasons. And times seem to be getting more difficult. How to God’s children cope?
In this podcast, I go back to Jesus’ instructions for His first followers from Luke 21:5-36. Let’s hear Jesus’ words as they might have heard them, not as an end-of-times narrative. What do we learn of coping in perilous times?