HERE’S AN EXCERPT FROM
MY BROTHER’S KEEPER
Electronic publishing is rather ephemeral. At least it seems so to me. I’m working real hard to figure out how to market an eBook. And it ain’t easy.
Well, the one thing I can do is read from the text. Whether rendered in ink on paper or pixels on a screen, words come alive when you hear them interpreted aloud.
So here’s li’l’-ol’-me reading the first of four excerpts from my novel, MY BROTHER’S KEEPER.
This should give you a taste of the book, and (one hopes) make you want to read the whole thing.
From the first chapter — Joachim, father of Mary, visits the home of Joseph with the temple priest Zacharias. They recount Mary’s experience as a servant in the temple, and prepare to ask a favor…
Now, you can surely guess what Joachim and Zacharias have in mind. Their proposal to Joseph is, in fact, what sets the book’s plot in motion.
Incidentally, I didn’t pull the idea that Mary served in the temple out of the air. It comes from ancient non-canonical writings, and is maintained as a Church tradition (though admittedly, not one that’s widely known).
My novel is filled with such little morsels of Christian lore. Many suggest answers to questions the Gospels leave unclear — like how Joseph and Mary happened to marry, as in this excerpt.
I’ve got three more snippets from MY BROTHER’S KEEPER, which I’ll post in coming days. Give them a listen. And please, use the Comments section below to let me know what you think.
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