I have turned my manuscript of Stoned for His Faith over to Covenant Books for publication. The editor has finished his editorial review, and I have reviewed his editing. Of course, we have our differences of opinion, but only one area of significant disagreement about how we should handle handwritten notes that hero makes while unable to speak. Either way it is resolved, I expect the reader will understand that the hero is unable to speak because of his head injury, but can write notes. I do have to compliment the editor for several recommendations he or she made. Several of the recommendations enabled me to make some of my sentences better.
At the moment, there is no time schedule for publication, but I am pleased that this book is in process. Humble that I am, I think this is the best of my books so far. As with most of my books, I have written this book from a Christian perspective. Because the main characters include a pastor and an evangelist, I have the opportunity to gently expose the reader to Christian doctrine.
The plot involves a retired pastor who has written a book teaching Christians how to witness to Muslims. People who have the book are successful working with Muslims. When the book falls into the hands of a Muslim mullah, the mullah is enraged and sets out to find Randy, the retired pastor, and stone him. There is a lot of intrigue, danger and action. One teen is so timid he doesn’t want to play football. In the end, he becomes the hero of the day.
There is also a bit of romance to spice up the story. Randy is a widower. A woman from his former congregation plays matchmaker and throws three beautiful women his way.
When it comes out, I will let everyone know. In the mean time, look at ReynoldConger.com to find out about those books that are already on the market.