Dear Reading Friends, this is David Telbat. Thanks for joining us for my Preview of COIL & STEADFAST for 2018 (and beyond)! Like the rest of you, I am often overwhelmed by the pace and magnitude of news reports that bombard me daily. I take it in, try to filter through the worldly spin to the facts, then turn to the Word of God that can make sense of all the craziness. As Christians, if we don’t withdraw to God often, and seek His face regularly, we can get caught up in the fear, desperation, panic, and uncertainty that Satan promotes in the world’s rumor mill.
With the 2018 year upon us, as a writer, I do not want to add to any unrest that you may already face in your life. This is why I will produce books in the coming year that feature characters in the midst of life’s woes and turmoil—and yet they are steadfast overcomers for Jesus Christ. I hope to present to you great sagas of boldness by God’s imperfect people as they stand confidently against tragedy, spiritual torment, and persecution. Here’s a little outline of what I have planned for the year ahead.
*COIL takes on North Korea!
That’s right, COIL fans! Corban Dowler and Titus Caspertein team up to send two different COIL teams into North Korea for the rescue of a married couple. I have used the most recent intelligence from actual Christians inside North Korea to present the most realistic conditions possible within this restricted nation. From food conditions to prison camps, DISTANT HARM, Book Three of The COIL Legacy, will take us on an adventure that is straight out of today’s news, involving the missile program and current animosity against Christians in North Korea. (Prepare for some all-night reads!) UPDATE: Distant Harm is now out! Click the title for a direct retailer link.
*Steadfast through the struggle!
For fans of The STEADFAST Series, Eric Radner’s faith will be challenged through America’s Last Days as he comes face to face again with Commander Morris, who has been hunting him through several novellas. A new foe will also emerge as Eric is forced far from his Wyoming refuge at River Camp, and his life will be threatened when he is most isolated. But will he remain steadfast in his faith toward God? Has God abandoned him to a brutal and heartless merchant? UPDATE: The next installments of this series have been released! Click these titles to find the direct retailer links: STEADFAST Book Five, STEADFAST Book Six.
*The Last Dawn Trilogy begins!
The first book has already been written of my new Last Dawn Trilogy Series, featuring Levi Caspertein in the aftermath of America’s collapse. For those who know and follow the COIL characters, you will enjoy their progeny (Levi and Jenna) set twenty years after Distant Harm in the outlaw territory that America has become. The Steadfast timeline is advanced through this new series as people you have grown to love in past series are thrown into new settings.
Book One, Dawn of Affliction, is in the hands of our editing team! We will be publishing this new adventure late 2018. I can’t wait to share it with you!
You and I would be depressed all the time if we looked only at the disasters and horrors around us. But God is moving through and beyond our circumstances, and real deliverance for eternity is found when we rely by faith upon the gift of Jesus Christ. May this year be one that enriches your faith—whether you’re enjoying God’s lessons in His Word, or through your own life adventures, or reading an exciting D.I. Telbat novel!
The steadfast in faith will prevail because our faith remains rooted upon our God.
See you on the next page!
Prayer Prompt: Voice of the Martyrs has produced a new movie called, Tortured for Christ, the true life story of Richard Wurmbrand, founder of VOM. It was filmed in the actual country and prison in Romania where he was imprisoned for his faith for years. This movie will be showing in select cities on March 5th. Click this link to see if your city is one of them, or request to have it come to your area! Let’s pray that this evangelistic tool will touch many hearts this spring!
COMING UP: Join us next time for David’s review on, Your Victory in Jesus by D.L. Moody, a favorite book on Christian Living. For the following post, we have a quick Novel Update plus Flash Fiction by D.I. Telbat.