Bible-based fiction available from Bible Tales Online

All of the Bible-based fiction available from Bible Tales Online is listed below – printed books, eBooks and audiobooks.  Links make it easy to purchase products from our secure, easy-to-use, Shopify-powered online store at Sometimes it takes a few days for newly-released items to appear in the store. However, new items are always announced in the weekly newsletter and orders for them can be placed via return email.

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The King's Armour-bearer

A novel begun during National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) in 2019 and released on 14 December 2021.


Book cover: The King's Armour-bearer

King Asa has ruled for many years, but his time is running out. The unfortunate mistakes of the past continue to haunt him, and trouble is brewing in Judah.

The nation is surrounded by dangerous enemies as the king’s health fails and pain weakens his lifelong faith. Enemies from outside the kingdom are surely to be expected, but are there also enemies within? The old king is widely-loved, but his bitter refusal to accept criticism has led him to oppress innocents. Could they be seeking revenge?

Passing on his faith to his son, Jehoshaphat, was always his greatest desire and in that he had been successful. But Jehoshaphat is beginning to ask questions about the past, and Asa is uncomfortable. If the truth comes out, could his opponents turn his son against him?

Jehoshaphat is ready to rule, and the country needs an active, faithful king to lead it. Yet Asa’s confidence is failing, and rumours of rebellion prey on his mind. Is Jehoshaphat in danger from traitors who may want to kill both the king and his successor? Who can guard the prince and keep him safe as he begins to take over the kingship from his ailing father?

Is Ben-hail the answer? A rising champion: fearless in battle, unequalled in swordsmanship, loyal and trusted by all.

Honour Ben-hail – the king’s armour-bearer.

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Joseph, Rachel's son

A novel begun during National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) in 2017 and released December 2018.


Joseph, Rachel's son: Bible-based fiction

A young boy with 11 brothers; favourite of his father; chosen of God.

Joseph, Rachel’s son, lived a privileged life in Canaan until his jealous brothers sold him into slavery in Egypt. There, the favourite son learned hardship and faced undeserved punishment.

Overcoming one trial after another, he finally faces the greatest test of all: power over his brothers. When they bow before him – as prophesied so many years before – will he take revenge, or show the forgiveness that comes from God?

Beloved son, envied brother, betrayed slave, hopeless prisoner, ruler of Egypt, but, above all, servant of God – this is Joseph’s story.

Recognised by Independent Press Award 2019 as a “Distinguished Favorite” in the category Religion: Fiction.

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Some background articles can be found in the Joseph category of the Bible Tales Blog.


Terror on Every Side! The Life of Jeremiah

A novel – Bible-based fiction – about the prophet Jeremiah in five volumes (each available in paperback, hardcover, eBook and audiobook):

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Terror on Every Side! Volumes 1-6 Cover


Immerse yourself in the mind and mission of Jeremiah through the unabridged audiobook, read so satisfyingly by Chris Morgan that when he finishes, you will be left wanting to start listening all over again!  Click on a link below for a free sample.


Let your imagination wander with Jeremiah through ancient Israel on an eBook reader or curled up in bed with a perfectly sized paperback.  See below for free samples.

An ever-growing smorgasbord of background articles ranging from scrolls to birds, from walking to feasts and many other subjects can be found in the Jeremiah category of the Bible Tales Blog.


Volume 1 – Early Days

Terror on Every Side! Volume 1 – Early Days (Bible-based fiction)

Terror on Every Side! Volume 1 – Early Days (hardcover)

From a family of priests in the peaceful reign of good King Josiah, came a young man Jeremiah, bringing words from God to his people.  It was no message for the fainthearted, either.  It was a message of Terror on Every Side!

A young king and a young prophet.  What could they do together for the people of Israel?  Could the disaster be averted?

What others are saying…

An immensely readable work of fiction that will help you understand the prophet Jeremiah as never before..”
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Second Edition

The second edition with extra resources is now available including 3 family trees, 3 maps and a timeline.

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First Edition
Second Edition with extra resources (print and eBook only)

Volume 2 – As Good As It Gets

Terror on Every Side! Volume 2 – As Good As It Gets (Bible-based fiction)

Terror on Every Side! Volume 2 – As Good As It Gets (hardcover)

In his eighteenth year as king, Josiah turns his attention to the temple in Jerusalem.  King Josiah wants to worship Yahweh, but no-one can properly guide him in this until suddenly, the long-lost book of the law of Yahweh is discovered in the temple.  At last, the will of Yahweh is made clear – but what a terrifying message of judgement it contains!

Can King Josiah turn his nation around?  They join him in celebrating the Passover like never before, but is the reformation genuine?

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Volume 3 – Darkness Falling

Terror on Every Side! Volume 3 – Darkness Falling (Bible-based fiction)

Terror on Every Side! Volume 3 – Darkness Falling (hardcover)

Josiah’s tireless work for God continues to the very end, but can a king really change an unwilling nation?

Josiah’s sons Jehoahaz and Jehoiakim rule after him , and Judah enters moral free fall.

Darkness is falling on Judah.

But what about the individuals who listened to Josiah and Jeremiah and shared their faith in God? Will God protect them when the Babylonian army arrives?

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Volume 4 – The Darkness Deepens

Terror on Every Side! Volume 4 – The Darkness Deepens (Bible-based fiction)

Terror on Every Side! Volume 4 – The Darkness Deepens (hardcover)

Jehoiakim’s body is dumped outside the gates of Jerusalem, and his son Jeconiah reigns briefly over a city under siege.

Jeconiah surrenders and King Nebuchadnezzar takes him to Babylon – as Jeremiah had predicted – along with thousands of others.

Zedekiah promises to be Nebuchadnezzar’s vassal, but is weak and easily led. Will he listen to Jeremiah or to his own advisors?

Can Jeremiah survive the sly schemes of his enemies, or will the promised disaster overtake them all?

In Judah, the darkness deepens.

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Volume 5 – No Remedy

Terror on Every Side! Volume 5 – No Remedy (Bible-based fiction)

Terror on Every Side! Volume 5 – No Remedy (hardcover)

King Nebuchadnezzar has lost patience, and Jerusalem will pay the price. Zedekiah continues to vacillate instead of providing godly leadership. Disaster is approaching as the Babylonian army waits outside the city and food starts to run out.

No-one would believe Jeremiah’s words until it was too late – and then there was Terror on Every Side! The only hope left is to follow Jeremiah’s advice and surrender to King Nebuchadnezzar. But who would dare to do that?

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Volume 6 – That Broken Reed

Terror on Every Side! Volume 6 – That Broken Reed: Front Cover

Terror on Every Side! Volume 6 – That Broken Reed (hardcover)

Volume 6 – That Broken Reed is a new sequel to No Remedy.

The leaders of the pitiful remnants of Judah’s army reject God’s command to stay in Judah. Afraid of Nebuchadnezzar and his hordes, they flee to Egypt, taking Baruch and Jeremiah with them – against their will. After making the long journey south, they hope to find peace and safety in Egypt. Yet God’s plans have not changed, and Jeremiah is still with them as God’s voice – they cannot escape his warnings of a terrifying future. Will they listen this time?

Meanwhile, far away in Babylon, new terrors are brewing: King Nebuchadnezzar has plans for Egypt…

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The Book of Jeremiah Chronological Order

The Book of Jeremiah in Chronological Order: book cover

While writing the Biblical fiction series “Terror on Every Side!” about the life of Jeremiah, I needed to know the order of the events and prophecies reported in the book of Jeremiah.

The book of Jeremiah includes some passages that are anchored to particular days, while others are not located in time at all. By itself, this would make it hard enough to work out exactly when things happened in Jeremiah’s life, but the situation is worse than that: even the passages with dates are not in order!  This book is an attempt to put the book of Jeremiah in chronological order.

The Book of Jeremiah …in Chronological Order includes the Biblical text and footnotes from the US edition of the World English Bible (WEB) which has been released into the public domain. The text has been re-ordered to achieve chronological order as far as can be determined but has not been modified.

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Paul In Snippets

Book cover: Paul In Snippets (painting by Bartolomeo Montagna)

Snippets from the life of Paul the Apostle pasted on to a framework of the Acts of the Apostles.

A novelette based closely on the Bible descriptions of the life of Saul of Tarsus – renamed Paul.  Through three exhausting missionary journeys, a dangerous trip to Rome as a prisoner, and several years spent in prison because of vindictive enemies, we marvel at the stamina and determination of this man who could never do enough to repay Jesus for his grace and forgiveness.

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Micro-tales are Bible-based fiction included in the Bible Tales weekly newsletter and collections of the stories are released from time to time.

Fiction Favours the Facts Books 1 to 3: Bible-based microtales – audiobooks and paperbacks


They lived! – A first audio collection of Bible-based micro-tales

An audiobook containing the first 11 micro-tales from the Bible Tales Newsletter.  Listen to Bible-based fiction read by the author.  Note that these recordings are also included in the Fiction Favours the Facts audiobook described below.

Bible Tales Books Audio: They Lived! (Bible-based fiction)

Old Testament

  1. A Blissful Silence
  2. The Golden Calf
  3. Achish – What Might Have Been…
  4. The Widow of Zarephath
  5. 185,000 times 55
  6. I’m Incistern on This!

New Testament

  1. Follow Me!
  2. The Wind and the Waves are Real
  3. Here is your Mother
  4. A Vacant Place
  5. The Ethiopian Eunuch

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Fiction Favours the Facts – A first book of Bible-based micro-tales

A collection of the first 22 “micro-tales” of Bible-based fiction from the Bible Tales Newsletter in paperback, eBook and audiobook formats.

"Fiction Favours the Facts" by Mark Morgan (Bible-based fiction)

Old Testament

  1. Cain’s Confessions
  2. A Blissful Silence
  3. An Afternoon at the Well
  4. The Golden Calf
  5. Confessions of a Dancer-Snatcher
  6. Achish – What Might Have Been…
  7. Another Three Today
  8. The Widow of Zarephath
  9. 185,000 times 55
  10. El or Bel?
  11. I’m Incistern on This!

New Testament

  1. No More Waiting
  2. Follow Me!
  3. The Wind and the Waves are Real
  4. To Go or Not To Go?
  5. A Gift for God
  6. I’m Glad it was Dark!
  7. He Promised us Life
  8. Here is your Mother
  9. A Vacant Place
  10. The Ethiopian Eunuch
  11. Praise Can Open Doors

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Fiction Favours the Facts – Book 2

Another book of of Bible-based fiction.  22 more micro-tales.

Bible Tales Book: Fiction Favours the Facts – Book 2 (Bible-based fiction)

Old Testament

  1. Laban’s Lament
  2. Crime and Punishment
  3. Up we go
  4. Jericho Revisited
  5. Of Bears and Boys
  6. To Serve a Prophet
  7. Hosea’s Story
  8. The Blind Leading the Blind
  9. Repentance and Forgiveness
  10. Have a Drink
  11. Is my Husband Going Mad?

New Testament

  1. A Shepherd’s Story
  2. A Touch of Faith
  3. A Short Story
  4. Has my Brother Gone Mad?
  5. Injustice
  6. All, or Not Quite?
  7. Cornelius
  8. A Touch of Magic
  9. I Must Have Gone to Sleep
  10. Travels with Paul
  11. What to do?

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Fiction Favours the Facts – Book 3

Yet another book of of Bible-based fiction with 22 more micro-tales in paperback, eBook and audiobook.

Old Testament

  1. Mother-to-be
  2. On dry ground
  3. I was just thinking…
  4. My son – given to God
  5. Obed-edom
  6. The God of Big Things
    (by Cathy Morgan)
  7. What I have vowed, I will pay
    (by Cathy Morgan)
  8. The Prophetess and the Book
  9. Passover Preparations
  10. Habakkuk’s Complaints
  11. Fingers of fear

New Testament

  1. Anna
  2. Preparing the way
  3. A Samaritan Wedding
  4. Drink my blood
  5. A thankful Samaritan
  6. Why won’t she help?
  7. The plot that failed
  8. Guarding the dying
  9. The Tale of Tabitha
    (by Laura Morgan)
  10. Outrage!
  11. One wet night

(Australian Dollars)

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Christian Fiction

Beyond the Western Margin – a post-pandemic adventure

Beyond the Western Margin is a story for young adults about a possible near future.

The repeated COVID pandemics and the years of trouble that followed have ravaged Australia, leaving the country fractured and society in retreat. In Melbourne, economic troubles and an ongoing fear of even more dangerous strains of the virus have led to increasing isolationism with tighter governmental control.

When the government announces new movement restrictions, Dan and his family seize what might be their last chance to escape the city and the shrinking territory of Victoria that surrounds it.

Others warn of the dangers in the “uncivilised” lands beyond the Western Margin, but for the family, the attractions of the Grampians – a former National Park where the family has spent many happy holidays in pre-pandemic days – overcome their fears.

Unexpected difficulties plague their journey, but friendly strangers on the way suggest contacts for them to meet. More surprises follow as they agree to help out their new friends by managing a campsite on the boundary of the National Park. There’s no shortage of work to be done and some mysterious robberies to solve.

Will they regret their choice to go Beyond the Western Margin?

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