A free serialisation of Colin Piper's novel telling the story of Abraham
Abraham was rich, but wealth meant little to him.
He loved his wife, but betrayed her twice.
He took an army to war, but wasn’t a soldier.
He headed up a household, but failed to hold his family together.
He was a hero of faith, but all too fallible.
Patriarch is a faithful retelling of the Bible story of Abraham. Available as a free audio book in approx. 15 mins segments, it is read personally by the author, Colin Piper, from his croft up in the Scottish Highlands.
Coping with Change with Colin Piper & John Prockter
Today, Colin and John are talking about coping with change. What we hope you'll find interesting about this episode is that Colin works on the world stage, whereas John works in and with local communities. In this episode John and Colin discuss what we're struggling with, the guilt we often feel and how we can find peace in the difficulty.
Patriarch Chapter 9
Well this is it! The end of the story. Thank you so much to all of you who've journeyed with me, for your encouragement and insight. Do continue to feed back- I love it! And via www.biblenovels.com and the Biblenovels Facebook group, I'll keep you up to speed with what's coming next. I'm working on another Biblical character, but this time one you've probably not heard of or at least registered, which is crazy given how like Wally he just seems to keep popping up. But for now, it's time to say Goodbye to an old wonderful friend.
Patriarch Chapter 8 Part 6
Surely the most romantic episode in the whole story: as Isaac meets Rebekah for the first time, "she became his wife and he loved her". As we approach the last couple of episodes, I can think of no better ending! We've waded through some pretty tough stuff on the journey, so let's indulge in a glorious human tale, as old as time itself: love at first sight! www.biblenovels.com
Patriarch Chapter 8 Part 5
When I first wrote this episode I had moment of self doubt and wondered if I had been a bit over indulgent. Was I making more of Rebekah as a confident self assured young woman than the text allowed? But then when I returned to the Biblical account, I realised afresh the space given to the story and the chapter that emerges through it justified my reflection that here is a woman who respected culture and traction and yet still had a voice. Listen, read and see what I mean!
Patriarch Chapter 8 Part 4
We're approaching the end of the story but we still have time to introduce a remarkable young woman: Rebecca. Her servant heart, her sense of adventure. Her voice mattered, and that says a lot about her and what she had to say. Listen in and you'll see what I mean. There is something about Rebecca. www.biblenovels.com
Patriarch Chapter 8 Part 3
If you still think Biblical characters are intimidating, though hopefully by now you can see their humanity a little more clearly, imagine what it was like to be one of their kids. We pick up the story of Isaac, and the issues of single parenting that the newly widowed Abraham has to grapple with. Do leave your reflections on the bible novels facebook group, and visit www.biblenovels.com Thanks for joining me on this journey!