Some quick (and maybe even interesting) insights about the recently completed Three Prophets Series
Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan Press On! has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.” Calvin Coolidge
If nothing else, I pressed on. Over fourteen years, four homes and two countries ago, I began to write, at my wife, Marcia’s, suggestion, a novel based on the Book of Daniel. I have only recently finished the third and final novel (based on the Book of Hosea) of what eventually evolved into the Three Prophets Series. (In between those two came a novel based on the accounts depicted in the Bible’s First and Second Books of Kings centered about the life of the prophet, Elijah.)
When I began writing the Three Prophets Series, only one book, about Daniel, was envisioned, but that was long ago. George W. Bush was in the second year of his first term as President of the United States, the U.S. national debt was a svelte $6.2 trillion, Spider Man topped the box office charts and Denzel Washington won the Oscar for Best Actor for his role in the film, Training Days. Early that year, the New England Patriots defeated the St. Louis Rams 20–17 for their first Super Bowl championship at the Superdome in New Orleans.
Thoroughly Modern Millie won the Tony Award for best musical.
Pausing briefly to look at the makeup of each of the three completed novels…