Patriarch is a Christian novel. It is based on the Biblical story of Abraham and is written to bring the Bible alive for you, whether you've read many times over or never before. It is available as a free audio or text download or in softback for a donation, which will be be used to support global mission..
Colin Piper, the author, says: "For over thirty years, the story of Abraham has enthralled me, but it took me over 6 years to write it. Time and again I had to stop, overwhelmed by what the Bible was saying!"
As you have probably gathered by now this book has two purposes: to inspire you to read scripture, and to help support some great folk serving God around the world. But let me tell you a bit more about the book itself. It is a novel. It is based upon the story in Genesis 12-25, which I believe is true, and inspired by God. It seeks to walk the road with the Bible characters. It takes the Bible text as its core, but then seeks to develop the characters and themes around this. As such, however well researched the novel may be, apart from the core Biblical text, it can only ever be conjecture.
Colin Piper is a Brit married to an Aussie, Melissa. They are based in London from where they support Christian youth ministry across the globe. Melissa works with One Hope in Europe and Colin is the executive director of the World Evangelical Alliance Youth Commission.