DeLacy A. Andrews Jr. Releases New Historical Fiction on Era of Christ
Author DeLacy A. Andrews Jr. takes a unique approach to teaching the 15 psalms in the Bible collectively titled "The Songs of Ascents" through his new historical novel, "The Pilgrimage: The Shepherd of Kedar: Book 1" (published by WestBow Press).
"I want readers to get a sense of what it was like to be a Jew who loves God and yet lives in a fallen world," Andrews says. "I want them to experience the urgency of the need to worship the one, true God."
This, the first book in Andrews' Godly Shepherd Chronicles series, features the shepherd Josiah in his homeland of Kedar in upper Arabia. Josiah decides it is time for his family to make a journey to Jerusalem to worship God. Josiah was there as a boy to witness Simeon's prophesy over the baby Jesus at the temple. For 30 years, he was plagued with questions over the meaning of Simeon's words ... questions he intends to find answers to in Jerusalem.
Readers joining Josiah and his family on their pilgrimage will visit many significant biblical locations and learn from Josiah's teaching of the Scripture. Along with Josiah's family, readers will meet the rabbi Zacharias who teaches Josiah that "all the Scriptures speak of Him," referring to the Messiah.
"My book offers readers a new way to learn the Scriptures many already love," Andrews explains, "plus it has romance, tragedy, heartache, joy - all the things a good story needs."
By DeLacy A. Andrews Jr.
Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 278 pages | ISBN 9781490820699
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 278 pages | ISBN 9781490820682
E-Book | 278 pages | ISBN 9781490820675
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble
About the Author
DeLacy A. Andrews Jr. is the regional home missionary of the Presbytery of the Southeast in the Orthodox Presbyterian Church. He teaches theology at Graham Bible College in Bristol, Tenn. An avid outdoorsman, he enjoys hunting and fishing in the mountains of southwest Virginia, where he resides with his wife, Debbie.
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