Crowdfund the Sequel to my Novel

Help crowdfund the sequel to my faith-based historical fiction novel, Kings of the Promised Land, and get:

  1. Early-access to the first chapter!
  2. Your name immortalized on the Special Thanks page of the book!
  3. A signed, first-edition copy of the book mailed to you upon publication!
  4. The satisfaction of helping people get interested in Biblical narratives!

For my first book, it took a total of six years from putting pen to paper until publication. I’m planning on a much shorter turnaround this time.

Donate now at: https://www.gofundme.com/hotpl

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I am very excited about this project – the sequel is the book I always wanted to write, and the first was a necessary prologue (although a great story in and of itself). Although I have been able to raise money for charitable causes, it has been my overarching goal to get people interested in the biblical narratives – to let others experience the same page-turning intrigue that I do when I read 1 and 2 Samuel. My novels are gateway drugs to the Bible!

I wrote Kings of the Promised Land before obtaining a master’s level seminary degree. I believe that I have a much richer appreciation for and understanding of good scholarship, and hopefully my craft of writing has improved over the years. No matter what, I take the task of bringing readers into these stories very seriously. I aim to be as faithful as possible to the source material.

Your generous contribution will help with the following items:

* Upgraded laptop
* Scrivener writing software
* Logos Cloud subscription
* Acquisition of other research materials
* Professional editing fees
* Cover design mockup
* Printer ink, paper, and other materials

 

Praise for Kings of the Promised Land (Elk Lake Publishing)

“A fascinating depiction of Biblical Israel.”

“The way that Justin Gabriel describes the characters, the landscapes, the atmosphere … calls to mind the writings of J.R.R. Tolkien.”

“Beautifully written and one of the most faithful, true accounts of the biblical story of Israel’s first king, Saul, David and the prophet Samuel.”

“Makes the scarlet thread that weaves all scripture together come alive for me!”

“Challenges the reader to step into the reality of a story often received as an extraordinary legend.”

“I actually felt as if these events were unfolding right before me.”

“A masculine work of Biblical fiction.”

“You’ll be on the edge of your seat.”

“Anxiously awaiting the next book!”

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Kings of the Promised Land: A Novel

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KINGS WILL FALL. OUTCASTS WILL RISE.

The Priesthood is in disarray. The House of God has been dismantled. The scattered Twelve Tribes are surrounded on all sides by stronger, more technologically advanced enemies, ready to invade. Will the Chosen People be “wiped off the map?” In this epic tale of faith-based historical fiction, the fate of a nation hangs in the balance as three men struggle for the soul of ancient, Iron Age Yisra’el.

Shemu’el: the wise and respected Seer finds himself at odds with the will of the people. They want to replace the rule of Yahweh with the rule of man.

Sha’ul: the strong and handsome first King of Yisra’el. Hailed a savior and unifier of the nation, can the King overcome the temptations of absolute power or will he fall into darkness?

David: the young shepherd who becomes a legendary Hero, betrothed to the princess. But with great success comes many enemies, and the warrior-poet soon finds himself in a desperate fight for survival.

What readers are saying about Kings of the Promised Land:

“I actually felt as if these events were unfolding right before me.”

“Tolkien-esque.”

“A Judeo-Christian Game of Thrones.”

“Makes the scarlet thread that weaves all scripture together come alive for me!”

“A masculine work of Biblical fiction.”

Order it now on Amazon or for Kindle