This novel is set in the northern kingdom of ancient Israel during the reign of King Ahab and Queen Jezebel.
Yered, a prosperous merchant, is obsessed with arranging an interview with the mysterious prophet, Elijah. To accomplish his goal, he must out maneuver two separate military troops who are in hot pursuit of the fugitive prophet. Even if he somehow figures out a way to reach Elijah before the two army units, Yered still has another major obstacle to overcome. Once face to face with the elusive man of God, he then must convince him to come out of hiding long enough to answer a few questions at the risk of being captured or killed.
Will Yered’s preoccupation with questioning Elijah result in a revealing interview that will stand the test of time? Or will his fierce determination to meet with Israel’s most visible and most dangerous prophet cause him to lose everything including his life?
Kevin is an author and entrepreneur who especially loves the creative process of writing. He has been writing for over fifteen years and has eight books to his credit. His published works include several non-fiction projects on a variety of topics such as Christian singleness, a spiritually based motivation book, a coffee table book honoring local senior women at his home church, a Mother’s Day coffee table book and a history of how the Bible came to be. His first fiction book is a witty and entertaining look at one man’s journey to rediscovering an authentic relationship with Christ. His second book centers on one woman’s pursuit of justice with a tinge of revenge in a small, fictional town in SC. He prides himself on writing projects that are different from each other and interesting.
Born in Florida and raised in New Jersey, Kevin lives in Columbia, SC where he is always on a search for the next great interesting book to write. His future projects may be a novel that highlights an ironic twist or a non-fiction work that has something to do with the Bible.
"Some guy went in front of King Ahab and his vindictive wife and predicted a drought?" When Yered the rich merchant heard about the straggly man with the audacity to threaten the king in his own palace, he knew he had to find out more about him. "Elijah? What kind of name is that? Where in the world is he from?"
Yered assumed that only someone not from the capital city of Samaria would be bold enough to predict a drought. It was at that point that he decided to find a way to catch up with the elusive prophet and ask him a few questions.
Yered - At first, when I heard about some haggard looking prophet named Elijah, I just assumed he must be crazy. Who in their right mind has the audacity to stand before King Ahab and his queen-wife to pronounce a drought on the people of Israel? I just knew he couldn’t be from around here in Samaria. As it turned out, I found out that Elijah is from the other side of the Jordan River. I don’t know how they do things over there in Tisbe, Gilead. But right here in the capital city of Israel, we don’t go around hurling threats at the king and especially not at Queen Jezebel. The more I thought about it though, the more I sensed that there was something truly special about that prophet from across the river. He stood toe to toe against the king and queen and survived. Instead of leaving well enough alone, he then issued a bold challenge to the increasingly popular priests of Baal and he came out victorious. Either he really is a lunatic or the God he serves is the real deal. Whatever the truth, I’ve got to find a way to catch up with that elusive prophet and discuss some things with him. I better do it soon because if the devious queen has her way, that fiery man of God may not be around much longer.