Bible Tales Work in Progress

Bible Tales Work in progress

We are always writing books, and serials are often in progress. Here is a summary of the Bible Tales work in progress.

Last updated Mar 30, 2020 @ 4:34 pm.

This page includes a progress bar for each of our current projects with some expected milestone dates.  These dates are given in the knowledge that God is in control of our lives and everything else – things do not always work out as we expect.  As far as it is up to us, these dates are important targets.

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Fiction Favours the Facts – Book 3

These micro-tales are included in the Bible Tales weekly newsletter. Sign up now to read new ones one by one as they are written. In most cases the stories in the newsletter and the book are just the same.

Fiction Favours the Facts – Book 3

22 Bible-based micro-tales
59% Complete
13 of 22 chapters

Notes:
1. The cover displayed may not be the cover used in any future publication.
2. These micro-tales are included in the Bible Tales weekly newsletter.
Sign up now to read them one by one as they are written.
In most cases the stories in the newsletter and the book are just the same, except that corrections are sometimes made.

Stories so far…

Fiction Favours the Facts – Book 3 Book Cover

Old Testament

  1. Mother-to-be
  2. On dry ground (Parts 1, 2 & 3)
  3. My son – given to God
  4. Obed-edom (Parts 1 & 2)
  5. What I have vowed, I will pay
  6. Passover Preparations
  7. Fingers of fear (Parts 1 & 2)

New Testament

  1. Anna (Parts 1-5)
  2. A thankful Samaritan
  3. Why won’t she help?
  4. The plot that failed
  5. Guarding the dying
  6. Outrage!
  7. One wet night (Parts 1 & 2)

Fiction Favours the Facts – Book 3: Audiobook serial (daily)

Fiction Favours the Facts – Book 3

22 Bible-based micro-tales
3% Complete
1 of 30 episodes
Date Micro-tale
Mon 30-Mar-20 #45 – Mother-to-be
Tue 31-Mar-20 #46 – Passover preparations
Wed 1-Apr-20 #47 – Why won’t she help?
Thu 2-Apr-20 #48 – The plot that failed
Mon 6-Apr-20 #49 – Obed-edom (Part 1)
Tue 7-Apr-20 #49 – Obed-edom (Part 2)
Wed 8-Apr-20 #50 – What I have vowed I will pay
Mon 13-Apr-20 #51 – Anna (Part 1)
Tue 14-Apr-20 #51 – Anna (Part 2)
Wed 15-Apr-20 #51 – Anna (Part 3)
Thu 16-Apr-20 #51 – Anna (Part 4)
Fri 17-Apr-20 #51 – Anna (Part 5)
Mon 20-Apr-20 #52 – One wet night (Part 1)
Tue 21-Apr-20 #52 – One wet night (Part 2)
Wed 22-Apr-20 #53 – Fingers of Fear (Part 1)
Thu 23-Apr-20 #53 – Fingers of Fear (Part 2)
Mon 27-Apr-20 #54 – Guarding the dying
Tue 28-Apr-20 #55 – On dry ground (Part 1)
Wed 29-Apr-20 #55 – On dry ground (Part 2)
Thu 30-Apr-20 #56 – A thankful Samaritan
Mon 4-May-20 #57 – My son – given to God
Tue 5-May-20 #58 – Outrage!
Wed 6-May-20 #59
Thu 7-May-20 #60
Mon 11-May-20 #61
Tue 12-May-20 #62
Wed 13-May-20 #63
Thu 14-May-20 #64
Mon 18-May-20 #65
Tue 19-May-20 #66

Joseph, Rachel’s son – Audiobook serial

An audiobook serial is in progress, releasing the audio recording of Chris Morgan reading Joseph, Rachel’s son in 25 installments. The series began on Monday, 14 October 2019 (AEST).  Good habits help in life.  A weekly audiobook serial can help you establish a habit of listening to Bible-based fiction and making Bible characters more real.

Joseph, Rachel's son

Audiobook serial
100% Complete
35 of 35 chapters

Notes:
1. The paperback and eBook versions of this title are already available.
2. When the serial finishes, the full audiobook will be released after some time.

 

 

Daniel, Man of Light

 

A NaNoWriMo novel

Book cover: Daniel, Man of Light

Synopsis

A youth with royal blood in his veins, growing up in Jerusalem during the religious revivals of King Josiah.

The hopes of a nation crumble as Josiah dies in battle and his revival dies with him.

Daniel continues to follow Josiah’s ways until his ability is recognised by the attacking king, Nebuchadnezzar, and he is taken away to Babylon.

As exiles in a land of strange customs, Daniel and his friends are to be educated in all the wisdom of Babylon. But first, they must decide whose rules come first: God’s or Nebuchadnezzar’s.

Which will Daniel choose? And what will the king do if Daniel rejects his laws?

It doesn’t take long before Daniel establishes himself as a man the king can’t do without, but jealous rivals ensure that danger is never far away.

NaNoWriMo content (50,000 words)

NaNoWriMo began on 1 November at 00:00:01 and finished on 30 November at midnight.

When the clock reached midnight on 30 November 2018, I had already validated my novel earlier in the evening, so it was not quite as close to the deadline as last year.  This time, large amounts of time spent travelling at the end of November fueled a frenzied rush of story-writing, with 35,000 words being written in the last week!

 

Progress

The story has only progressed to quite an early stage in the life of Daniel.  He has spent only 8 years in Babylon.  Not only so, but some parts of the section of story that has been attempted are still unfinished.  An estimated 35,000 extra words will be required to tie up these loose ends.  After this, a second volume will be required, if I live and God wants it to be so.

Further content (35,000 words)

The King’s Armour-bearer – another NaNoWriMo novel

The King's Armour-bearer

NaNoWriMo content
100% Complete
50,075 of 50,000 words
Synopsis

King Asa has ruled for many years, but his time is running out.

In Judah, trouble is brewing. The nation is surrounded by enemies while the king’s health is failing and pain is weakening his lifelong faith. Enemies from outside were to be expected, but were there also enemies within? Although the old king is much-loved, his bitterness against God’s prophet and the pain in his body have driven him to oppress innocents.

Should he search for enemies and root them out? Could he?

Passing on his faith to his son Jehoshaphat has always been his strongest desire, but now that he has what he wanted, does he still want it anyway? Jehoshaphat is ready to rule, and the country needs an active, faithful king.

But Asa is worried: if he hands over the kingdom to Jehoshaphat, who will guard the king and keep him safe?

Young Ben-hail may be the answer. A rising champion: fearless in battle, unequalled in swordsmanship, loyal and trusted by all. And for a king set on the worship of Yahweh, the clincher was his ancestry – he was a Levite.

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


Publication History

  • BibleTales.online website – began June 2016.
  • Weekly newsletter – first issue 28 July, 2016.
  • Terror on Every Side! Volume 1 – Early Days: released as eBook serial (18 July, 2016) and audiobook serial (5 September 2016).
  • Paul in Snippets: released as PDF eBook (19 September 2016).
  • Terror on Every Side! Volume 1 – Early Days: released as eBook (December 2016), paperback (December 2016) and audiobook (January 2017).
  • They Lived! – 11 Bible-based micro-tales: released as audiobook (25 January 2017).
  • Terror on Every Side! Volume 2 – As Good As It Gets: released as eBook serial (30 January 2017), audiobook serial (20 March 2017), eBook (June 2017), paperback (June 2017) and audiobook (11 May 2018).
  • Fiction Favours the Facts – 22 Bible-based micro-tales: released in paperback (6 September 2017), eBook (6 September 2017), audiobook (28 December 2017).
  • Terror on Every Side! Volume 3 – Darkness Falling: released as eBook serial (4 September 2017), audiobook serial (23 October 2017), eBook (11 May 2018), paperback (11 May 2018) and soon to be released as a completed audiobook (DV).
  • Terror on Every Side! Volume 4 – The Darkness Deepens: released as eBook serial (23 April 2018), audiobook serial (11 June 2018), eBook (7 December 2018), paperback (7 December 2018) and soon to be released as a completed audiobook (DV).
  • Terror on Every Side! Volume 5 – No Remedy: released as eBook serial (3 December 2018) and audiobook serial (21 January 2019).
  • Joseph, Rachel’s son: released in paperback (4 December 2018), eBook (4 December 2018), audiobook planned for 2019.
  • Fiction Favours the Facts – Book 2, Another 22 Bible-based micro-tales: released in paperback and eBook (10 April 2019) and in audiobook (26 May 2019).
  • Terror on Every Side! Volume 5 – No Remedy: released in eBook, paperback and audiobook on 19 July 2019.
  • Joseph, Rachel’s son: released as a 25-part audiobook serial (14 October 2019 – 30 March 2020).
  • Paul in Snippets: PDF updated and eBook also released in EPUB and MOBI formats (4 December 2016).
  • Terror on Every Side! Volume 5 – No Remedy: released in hard cover on 12 December 2019.
  • Fiction Favours the Facts – Book 3, Another 22 Bible-based micro-tales: released as a daily audiobook serial in 30 episodes starting 30 March 2020.

Publications coming soon (God willing)...

  • Terror on Every Side! Volume 3 – Darkness Falling: to be released as an audiobook as soon as possible.
  • Terror on Every Side! Volume 4 – The Darkness Deepens: to be released as an audiobook as soon as possible.
  • Joseph, Rachel’s son: to be released as a complete audiobook in April 2020.

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