Thank you so much for being interested in the big book adventure! Some of you have asked questions I am so excited to answer! So here’s a little Q & A.
What is the title? It is tentatively titled, Remarkable Faith: When Jesus Marveled at the Faith of Unremarkable People.
What is it about? Remarkable Faith is a collection of biblical vignettes based on eight unlikely examples of faith in the gospels. And, they’re not the people you think they are. They are known to us, not by their names, but by their afflictions.
Seeking Jesus in unabashed desperation, they had nothing to offer and nothing to lose. What did Jesus notice about them? Their affliction? Their social impropriety? Maybe. But the thing He remarked about—even marveled at—was their faith.
And I find that pretty remarkable. So I wanted to write about it 🙂
What in the world is a “biblical vignette?” According to Wikipedia, a vignette “is a short impressionistic scene that focuses on one moment or character.” Also, “a brief evocative description, account or episode.” Essentially, I have retold these Bible stories by draping the fabric of fictional detail over the framework of Scripture. Each vignette is followed by a nonfiction reflection on the story and a short prayer.
Who is the publisher? FaithWords. They are the faith imprint of Hachette Book Group. While Hachette is located in New York, FaithWords is located in Nashville. Telecommuting at its finest!
When will it be done? By God’s grace, October 31. That is my manuscript deadline. No wiggle room or extensions. The first two chapters are finished (the third is close). I am praying for adequate time and discipline to write this summer while the boys are home.
When will it be available for purchase? The TENTATIVE release date is in May of 2017, but they tell me those dates are subject to change, so I will keep you posted!!
Whew! What a ride! Thank you for your enthusiasm, encouragement, and for riding with me on this adventure!