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Judah and Tamar Get New Look

earring image judah and tamarThis is a quick post to let you know that our site will be undergoing some cosmetic changes in the next few weeks…a few new colors, images and videos to perk up Judah and Tamar and their public image.

Not that they personally need it. But then again, these two characters have a pretty racy background according to some Biblical scholars. Lots of controversy, to be sure, but that makes for a good story, don’t you think?

Anyhow…new stuff happening at Judah and Tamar.

Tamar of the Terebinths Authors

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I’m excited to announce that Michael Silversher (click his name to see a little of his bio at the bottom of the Authors’ Page), my co-writer for The Judah and Tamar Trilogy, will be able to join me in Idyllwild to speak about the first book in the trilogy, Tamar of the Terebinths.

On Tuesday, February 11, 2014, we will be speaking at the Idyllwild Library in Idyllwild, CA about Tamar of the Terebinths, Book One in The Judah and Tamar Trilogy.

I will be doing a short reading from Tamar of the Terebinths and we will both be talking about the inspiration for The Judah and Tamar Trilogy, how the first book emerged after another one was tossed out during the publishing process and what will be coming up next with this project.

If you like historical fiction told in an unusual manner, you will want to join us at the Idyllwild Library on February 11th from 6 – 8 pm for a exciting evening with the authors of Tamar of the Terebinths!

Tamar of the Terebinths

Yay! Tamar of the Terebinths on Amazon!

We have an incredible story to tell you about how this particular book was written, but before we get around to doing that (in a future post), let’s just say that it was an impossible whirlwind of effort, perseverance and believing in the importance of integrity.

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Without you out there waiting for our promise to deliver the first book before the Fall of 2013 ended, this book would not have been written, believe me. More to come about that but not today.

Today we celebrate the publication of the first book in the Judah and Tamar Trilogy. It is called Tamar of the Terebinths and trust me, it’s a doozy.

When the research we discovered about the ties between religion and state showed up while it was being written, it walloped the daylights out of the direction we had taken and got us on track to tell the story that was crying out to be heard.

This allowed us to better speak for Tamar and the women of Sh’chem and give Judah a more realistic and sympathetic heart attitude to the women in his life so that he could hear their life-changing voices more deeply.

Do you like intrigue and unexpected twists and turns in historical fiction?

Then Tamar of the Terebinths is for you!

Get the book now!

Tamar Had A Dream

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As I sit and wait for President Obama to speak at the Lincoln Memorial in honor of the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s “I have a dream” speech; and as I watch woman after woman and man after man—black and white alike—stand to speak before the president arrives, I think about the plight of women back when the story of Judah and Tamar took place.

Briefly, my thoughts are this:

  • How in the world did Tamar find the amazing strength it took to stand for what was right?
  • How in the world did Tamar live with herself knowing she had to seduce her father-in-law to accomplish this?
  • How in the world did Tamar manage to stay clear-headed enough to bargain Yehuda’s symbols of power away from him before agreeing to have sex with him?
  • Did Tamar ever question her own choices?
  • Did Tamar ever wish she had not married Yehuda’s son, Er, or Onan?
  • Did Tamar ever feel bitter about being a woman in a society that treated women as incapable of being in charge?

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