At that point he was just finishing the second novel, The Gift, and he asked me about endorsing it. I enthusiastically received the PDF, and here’s what I said in my endorsement:
I finished this book within 24 hours of receiving it! Thrilling action, sound theology woven into the narrative, church history set in the future, a damsel in distress rescued by a warrior-scholar–what more could you ask from a novel? But there is more: this is a book of cruciform hope. It is cruciform as both the hero and the heroine lay down their lives for each other–no greater love. And the book builds hope as time after time when the night seems darkest, light bursts from the eastern sky like resurrection from the dead. This book caused me to feel deeper love for my sweet wife, more gratitude for my children, and a renewed sense of God’s mercy in the gift of Christ, the Bible, the gospel, and a chance to hope and become like Christ in his death, that we too might attain to the resurrection from the dead. Enjoy!
I am so happy for you that The Gift releases this month, April, 2011. If you haven’t already done so, you should buy and read The Sword, which I’m confident will make you want to buy and read The Gift.