From Herod’s Court
I am often asked how can I spend 33 years on the front lines of the Culture War and not become burnt out. The terrible truth is that I enjoy the battle, but every so often I need to take a break and when I do, I work on my novels.
Rather than struggle with a hard copy publisher, I have put Book 1 of my 3 volume novel From Herod’s Court on Kindle.
From Herod’s Court is an historical novel about a woman mentioned in the Gospel of Luke – Ioanna, wife of Chuza, the steward of Herod Antipas. According to Luke, she was healed by Jesus, followed him and paid for his food with her own money. She was present at the Crucifixion and the Resurrection. According to the Orthodox tradition, she was there when John the Baptist was executed and buried his head. The first volume deals with her early years during the reign of King Herod the Great.
While I have taken the liberties accorded to a historical novelist, I have tried as best I could to be accurate in every historical detail. However, historians and Biblical scholars have differing opinions about dates and other facts. In the end I just had to choose between the various theories.
The book is suitable for teenagers.