Dear Friends, thanks for joining us for news of my New Release, TEARS in the WIND! [Update: This affiliate link will take you to the Amazon book page. OUT NOW!] You may recall a contest drawing we had here on our site some time ago. The winner of that contest was Susan, a long-time reader of D.I. Telbat novels. What did she win? That she would become a character in one of my novels! After finding out a few details about her, I asked if I could include her husband, Rick, as well, making them a team of Christians in a fictional adventure. They both agreed. Now, my new release, TEARS in the WIND, is about to go live on Amazon. Just wait until you see what roles Susan & Rick, real-life believers, play in this new novel!
Involving People in God’s Work
Obviously, I write fiction, but my fiction is based on real international calamities and situations. Involving Rick & Susan as leaders on a child refugee ship in the Eastern Hemisphere is a reminder for us all that these are not just stories.
If I wrote novels merely to entertain, my mission as a disciple of Jesus would be wasted. But if I can draw readers into the possibilities of Christians moving as Christ would move, even in the midst of upheaval, then we are all winners.
With You in Mind
I don’t know Rick and Susan personally. I’ve never met them, but we’ve exchanged enough information so I could write an accurate detail or two about their characters (but much is fictionalized, of course). When I write these stories, I really am thinking of what trials we are all enduring, so I might create an example with certain characters to show us God’s way.
Including Rick and Susan in this exciting novel was as if I were including all of us. We are each just normal people who serve an extraordinary God. He gives us the strength to respond in special ways to the needs around us. I hope this story inspires you to follow through in this New Year as a character who shows Christ through your own life adventure!
And thanks, Susan and Rick, for being willing participants in my new release, TEARS in the WIND! I’m sure by now you are in need of a good rest after teaching all those kids and facing pirates! 😉
See you on the next page!
Read other posts about TEARS in the WIND in, “Research for Tears in the Wind, Leeward Set #2,” and “God’s Protective Hand in New Series, The Leeward Set.”
NOTE: TEARS in the WIND is now due out on January 9! Thanks to all who pre-ordered the book. It will be automatically delivered to you as soon as it goes live on Amazon. (This TEARS in the WIND affiliate link will take you directly to the Amazon book page.)
NOTE-2: Thanks to our Beta Readers for your comments and/or reviews. We appreciate you all! (Karen, your keen eye and input is invaluable!)
NOTE-3: David has finished writing the new upcoming DISTANT HARM, Book Three of The COIL Legacy! NOW read a new description HERE!
Prayer Prompt: Pray if God would have you go on a short-term mission! Vision Beyond Borders has a number of upcoming mission trips. They are looking for servant hearts to join their teams to help smuggle Bibles into closed countries, minister to trafficked women, and to bring joy to refugee or orphaned children. If you feel called to join a group on a mission trip, ask God to give you direction and contact VBB at [email protected].
COMING UP: Join us next time for David’s, “Preview of COIL and STEADFAST for 2018.” And for the following post, we’ll have his review on another favorite book, Victory in Jesus, by D.L. Moody.