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Guest Author Interviews

I am happy to introduce Brennan S. McPherson as a guest to my blog.

BRENNAN S. McPHERSON writes thought-provoking, heart-pounding fantasy based on the Bible.

 With mind-bending plots and lyrical prose, McPherson crafts a different sort of biblical fiction for readers who like to be challenged to think.

When did you first know that you were going to become a Christian author?  

  1. I didn't know I was going to be a "real author" until I was about a third of the way through my first book, CAIN. I was writing it to fulfill a bucket-list item of writing a book before I died. I'd hit a lull between school and work (my last semester I had 12 credits), and I knew it was an opportune time to throw myself into learning the craft. Since then, I've learned it was a calling, and have been struggling to be faithful to walk in the steps God prepares for me since. I've made missteps (who hasn't?). But I trust the Lord is forgiving. I hope readers are, too. :) 

What inspired you to write The Hunter and The Valley of Death?

  1. What inspired me to write The Hunter and the Valley of Death was a massive shift in my personal devotions. A few years back, I decided to dedicate my first hour of every day to Scripture reading, and intense prayer. That soon evolved into the first two hours. Since then, with shifts in work load, I've vacillated between one and two hours (with the occasional missed day. But it profoundly changed my personal desires, and I fell deeply in love with Scripture. I memorized Psalm 23, and used it frequently as a prayer. It continued to weigh heavier on my heart, and began to engage my imagination. That seeded the idea for the plot. And grew to a multi-author series based on the psalms. What a dream come true! 

What projects are you working on now?

  1. Right now, I'm working on finishing The Fall of Man series (with a book on the tower of Babel) and working on the early ideas for a fantasy series based on the Gospel of John. 

About the Book

Experience the psalms like never before—through thought-provoking fiction.

A man wakes up in the Valley of Death and realizes he's given up everything to attempt to kill Death so that he can bring his Love back to life—but when he fails, who will be there to rescue him?

The Hunter and the Valley of Death is a profound meditation on life, death, loss, and love. Formatted as a fantasy parable on the topic of surrender, this story shows that there is only One who could kill Death—and because of him, and him alone, we say, "Oh, Death, where is your sting?"

Link to Book on Amazon

My Review

A beautifully well-written story as it follows the 23rd Psalm. I loved the vivid imagery that transported me to the world of Biblical times.

The characters became real to me and I immediately could feel the Psalm come to life for me. It was a powerful Biblical story immersed in symbolism that connected to Psalms 23.

I was provided with a complimentary copy from the author and willingly chose to review it.