STAR SONG by Katheryn Maddox Haddad
This is the first in a series of books by author Katheryn Maddox Haddad set in Biblical times. I will be featuring her other books in the coming months, so stay tuned.
Welcome, Katheryn, to HiStoryThruTheAges.
Do you feel too young to take on certain responsibilities that have been given to you? Mary was probably fifteen years old when she became pregnant with the Son of God.
Are you too shy to do a good work you’d like to do? Elizabeth went into hiding the first six months of her pregnancy until Mary arrived.
Have you ever felt betrayed by someone you love? Joseph stuck with that person he had thought betrayed him, and became the earthly father of Jesus.
How do you stand by someone everyone is gossiping about? Joseph knew how. People in Nazareth could count, and they knew she was pregnant before they married.
Do you know someone who seems to be a loser at everything? Shepherds in Bible times were at the bottom of the social totem pole, but angels appeared to them.
Have you prayed for something for decades and it goes unanswered? Old Anna and Simeon experienced this for a long time.
Do you wonder what God wants you to do? The wise men did, and must have found their answer by searching the Jewish scriptures.
Have you ever felt like the only one worshipping among unbelievers? The wise men did, then had to flee to protect the one they worshipped.
Have you ever received an answer to your prayer, and it was so great, you thought it was not possible? Zechariah did.
Do you know anyone who is dangerous to the church? Archelaus was like that, and God took care of him.
This series of eight novels—THEY MET JESUS—is dedicated to everyone who has ever doubted. It shows people who met Jesus in their stark humanness and curiosity, sometimes loving him, sometimes hating him, but never left the same. I was very careful about adding words of Jesus that are not in the Bible. At the end of each chapter are “Life Application Questions” for individual readers or book clubs, and ancient historical sources such as Josephus. At the end of each book are suggested readings for special occasions. COME, MEET JESUS ALL OVER AGAIN.
Katheryn began writing at age ten, and was “published” that same year in her local newspaper. She grew up in the cold north and now lives in Arizona where she do not have to shovel sunshine. She basks in 100-degree weather along with my palm trees, cacti, and a computer with most of the letters worn off.
With a bachelor’s degree in English, Bible and social science from Harding University and part of a master’s degree in Bible, including Greek, from the Harding Graduate School of Theology, she also has a master’s degree in management and human relations from Abilene University.
Her newspaper column appeared for several years in newspapers in Texas and North Carolina ~ Little Known Facts About the Bible ~ and she has written for numerous Christian publications.
She spends half her day writing, and the other half teaching English over the internet worldwide using the Bible as text book. She is a member of Christian Writers of the West and is also an energetic public speaker.
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