Thursday, May 17, 2012

Prince Jonathan's War

My second book, Prince Jonathan's War: A Bible Story, is out! Like the others, it's for kids reading at level 2-3.

Prince Jonathan's War cover imageIt's a retelling of the story from 1 Samuel 13:15-14:23. In case you're unfamiliar with the story, Prince Jonathan is the son of King Saul. (He was the king just before King David.) Saul had just disobeyed the Lord and been scolded by Samuel, the "big" prophet in Israel at the time. Maybe Saul was still moping because of it, but in any case he was unwilling to lead his army against the Philistines who had overrun the land.

In fairness, perhaps the fact that the army had only two swords had something to do with it as well! The Philistines had gotten rid of all the blacksmiths. That way it was less likely the Hebrews would try to fight back. As a result the army had only two swords -- Saul had one of them and Jonathan had the other. Everybody else had to use clubs, farm tools, or whatever they could get.

Jonathan saw an opportunity to attack the Philistines, but knew his father wouldn't do it. So he took his sword and his armor bearer and the two of them went to fight the Philistines alone. It's one of my favorite Old Testament stories.

Anyway, the book is available at Amazon for the Kindle and for the Nook, and at Smashwords in a variety of formats, all priced at $2.99. And, as I do with my other books, since the Smashwords-generated PDF won't be particularly attractive to a young reader, I have a special PDF version available here on site. The PDF is available on the World Lit page.

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