Did I Correctly Predict the Creation of a Bible/Koran Hybrid?

Did I Correctly Predict the Creation of a Bible/Koran Hybrid?

I saw this article this morning, and my eyes widened. If you read The Tenth Plague, my second thriller, you are familiar with my fictional parallel Bible that combines the Bible and the Koran (by the way, Koran is Webster’s first preference for the word). Wow. Somebody just published a book just like that called The Qur’an with References to the Bible. According to the Religion News Service, “The new translation shows more than 3,000 parallels between the two religious texts in a split-page format. The top of each page is the English translation of the Quran, and the bottom shows the analogous biblical verses, from the New Revised Standard Version — which  account for 40 percent of the book.” Wow! That’s exactly what I had in mind, and in my novel it was a controversial project, to be sure. Some would see such a project as seeking to create legitimacy for the…

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Where Do I Get My Story Ideas?

Where Do I Get My Story Ideas?

Some have asked me where I get my story ideas. I read a lot, but I also watch the news. Crime news is also something I follow, including this latest heartbreaking news (see below) about Jacob Wetterling’s body being found after being missing since 1989. At least his family can now bury his body and find closure after waiting for so many years for him to come home. Why stories like this? The evil of this world, when depicted tastefully without offense, only makes the gospel of Christ shine brighter, and that’s the contrast (light overcoming darkness) I like to show in my novels. Here is the latest on Jacob’s killer: http://www.people.com/article/source-danny-heinrichs-plea-deal-approved-by-jacob-wetterlings-parents

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