A Dangerous Prophet for Dangerous Times!
(Now joined by the author's audiobook narration)
Israel. 9th-century BC. Jezebel has killed the true prophets of the Lord, and Elijah must flee her wrath…
Beneath the Juniper of fragrant breath,
Its scant shade meager comfort to distress,
A long-locked man collapses, prays for death,
Succumbs to anguish words cannot express,
All hope abandoned in the wilderness.
"It is enough now, Lord, I can no more!"
And lays his head upon the desert floor.
"Now take my life!" he whispers as he peers
Up to the leaves whose flittering shadows play
Across his sun-seared countenance. His fears
Somehow to sleep surrender in dismay.
At times, God will a man of faith assay,
And so provoked will this one protest much,
Yet wakes he now unto an angel's touch...
But he is not alone. Embraced by a shapeshifting goddess, counseled by a great angel, he is empowered to call down fire from Heaven!
In the spirit of Dante, Shakespeare, and Homer, this epic poem relives the stunning miracles of the great prophet as described in the Old Testament—fed by ravens, raising the dead, commanding the rain, calling down fire from Heaven, outrunning horses, ascending to Heaven.
But along with all this, the author weaves a rich thread of mythological influences: shapeshifting goddesses, shamanic journeys, dueling dragons, Queen Jezebel's seductions, and dissension in the ranks of King Ahab's bodyguard.
Saucy yet sacred, and now joined by the author's own audiobook narration, this timeless tale takes wing in the poet's pen, the poet's voice!
"An epic tale, Biblically based, but with considerable writer’s freedom that makes the book wholly entertaining."
San Francisco Review of Books
"Just wonderfully written and put together… A new realm of reading."
#1 of Top-20 Authors, 2018, Amy's Bookshelf Reviews