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Forty Days and Forty Nights....Until my Book Release!

My novel, The Shadow of Death, releases April 10th and I have to admit, I am excited, overwhelmed and more than a little amazed. I have been dreaming of this moment for most of my adult life...and here it is, only 40 days away. And if we want to get biblical, 40 days and 40 nights away.

As the pastor of a church (The First Congregational in Paxton, MA), I am struck by the significance of the number 40. Moses wandered in the desert for 40 days and 40 nights, Moses was also on Mount Sinai for 40 days and 40 nights (twice actually) , Jesus was tempted in the wilderness, Noah floated in his ark and now Christians all over the world are experiencing Lent-- for 40 days and 40 nights.

And so this morning when I counted down the days to my book release, I was a little blown away by the fact that it is exactly 40 days (and 40 nights) away. Although I suppose that Sister Agatha, Father Selwyn , and Gwenafwy Abbey aren't quite as significant as Moses, Noah and Jesus...but, I'm still pretty happy.

If you are interested in learning more about biblical numerology check out this website. And if you want to learn more about The Shadow of Death, check out my awesome review in Publishers Weekly.

Happy Third Week of Lent,



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