The book “Vagabond Prince – Valiant Warrior” is the first book in the series “Israel’s judges” that I am currently working on. This series, I hope, will address each of the little known – but fascinating – judges found in Scripture (the book of Judges).
What I desired to do was take what we know to be true of these men, and woman, and flesh them out with fictional information based on strong research and facts surrounding this time in the history of Israel.
As a result, the Biblical narrative will be very close (I hope it will even be exactly the same) to what we find in Scripture. Beyond that, I have explored the culture, the setting, the environment, the antagonists, and other areas in an attempt to give a fictional account of the events, people, places, and so on that surround the factual account.
The reader should know that this falls under the area of “Biblical historical fiction”, and is meant to allow them to reach inside the thrilling stories found in Scripture and see them “come alive” as we think about the possible “story within the story”.
While the story is as accurate as I can make it, it is not meant to convey the idea that this is what actually took place, aside from the Biblical account!
My prayer is that the reader will enjoy the story, but look to Scripture for so many truly “inspired” accounts of God’s plan for salvation, eternity, and His work within His creation.