Well this is it! The end of the story. Thank you so much to all of you who’ve journeyed with me, for your encouragement and insight. Do continue to feed back- I love it! And via www.biblenovels.com and the Biblenovels Facebook group, I’ll keep you up to speed with what’s coming next. I’m working on another Biblical character, but this time one you’ve probably not heard of or at least registered, which is crazy given how like Wally he just seems to keep popping up. But for now, it’s time to say Goodbye to an old wonderful friend.

Surely the most romantic episode in the whole story: as Isaac meets Rebekah for the first time, “she became his wife and he loved her”. As we approach the last couple of episodes, I can think of no better ending! We’ve waded through some pretty tough stuff on the journey, so let’s indulge in a glorious human tale, as old as time itself: love at first sight! www.biblenovels.com


When I first wrote this episode I had moment of self doubt and wondered if I had been a bit over indulgent. Was I making more of Rebekah as a confident self assured young woman than the text allowed? But then when I returned to the Biblical account, I realised afresh the space given to the story and the chapter that emerges through it justified my reflection that here is a woman who respected culture and traction and yet still had a voice. Listen, read and see what I mean!



We’re approaching the end of the story but we still have time to introduce a remarkable young woman: Rebecca. Her servant heart, her sense of adventure. Her voice mattered, and that says a lot about her and what she had to say. Listen in and you’ll see what I mean. There is something about Rebecca. www.biblenovels.com


If you still think Biblical characters are intimidating, though hopefully by now you can see their humanity a little more clearly, imagine what it was like to be one of their kids. We pick up the story of Isaac, and the issues of single parenting that the newly widowed Abraham has to grapple with. Do leave your reflections on the bible novels facebook group, and visit www.biblenovels.com Thanks for joining me on this journey!

There is one terrifying human experience we all share: bereavement. And whenever that pain is fuelled by regret, it can become, humanly speaking, unbearable. I spent some time reflecting upon a relatively short passage in the Genesis account, because these experiences are timeless and transcend culture.

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There are passages of the Bible which come alive and speak to all the senses. This is one such! Perhaps it is the renaissance art I’ve admired over the years or perhaps its the heart cry of one very flawed father to the perfect Father. But when I read of the sacrifice of Isaac, I see the dagger Abraham holds over his son and the glint of the sun as it catches the blade and travels 2000 years through time to bring light upon the darkness when a spear was thrust in the side of another Son on this spot. It is with relief I hear the Angel of the Lord cry out, and turn with Abraham to see not a glorious angel but an ensnared lamb. He has done it. Isaac is saved by the lamb. As am I. As are you. It is finished. www.biblenovels.com