Despite the added pressure on us to catch up with you, congratulations on the great reviews.
We’ve have just begun chapter 8, and I wouldn’t want you to spoil the ending of the Marc Royce trilogy for me, but I’m telling you, if things don’t improve rapidly between Marc and Kitra, you’re going to have to spin off two separate—and very lonely—story lines. Sad!
I’m glad that you feel pressure, as it means you’re still caught up with the stories on offer. Do so hope the pleasure-meter continues to run in the green as you race to catch up. And by now you’ve hopefully discovered that Marc and Kitra have managed a fairly solid end to this trial.
Just finished reading Strait of Hormuz for the fourth time. The reason I read it this time: we are moving to South Africa to help in a missions work there. We are excited about it. It has been a desire for 15 years, but now (at 65 years of age) the door is open for us to go.
Of course, I am feeling overwhelmed: we are taking very little with us, so we need to sell everything, we need to raise monthly support, and we need to get tickets and pay for the little we are shipping over — some books and household items.
That is where Marc Royce comes in. In the Strait book, I have always seen him as not knowing what to do, but knowing how to lean on the Holy Spirit as his go-to man. Out of nothing, he comes up with ideas and plans. And though you never say how, I know that he is quite adept at listening to the spirit within him and obeying blindly, but in faith. So I re-read the book for encouragement in my situation. Trusting the Lord one day at a time, even one hour at a time. We just made the decision two weeks ago, and it is amazing how the Lord is putting things together.
I say again, Davis. I think you have no idea the effect that your writing has on your readers. The deeper insights that run between the lines, the constant cascade of spiritual revelation. Your life with God is deeper than you think, and it shows up on every page of your writing. Please keep writing, no matter what!
Your lovely words mean more than I can say. I have completed work on my first non-fiction project, an online devotional intended to assist readers in learning what I have termed the discipline of listening. It is available at theturningbook.com.
The project is tied to my latest novel, The Turning, which released from Moody April 1. I have also at their invitation taped 40 radio lessons on this same subject, which will be available as podcasts on moody radio’s website beginning around the middle of next month.
Your comments regarding the Spirit moving in Royce’s decision-making process was remarkable, as this forms the moral of the new novel.
In the meantime, I wish you every blessing in this new phase of your own ministry, and every success in your sojourn and service.