Crowdfund the Sequel to My Novel

$140 of $333 goal

Raised by 5 people in 21 days
Help crowdfund the sequel to my faith-based historical fiction novel, Kings of the Promised Land. For my first book, it took a total of six years from putting pen to paper until publication. I’m planning on a much shorter turnaround this time.

I am very excited about this project - the sequel is the book I always wanted to write, and the first was a necessary prologue (although a great story in and of itself). Although I have been able to raise money for charitable causes, it has been my overarching goal to get people interested in the biblical narratives - to let others experience the same page-turning intrigue that I do when I read 1 and 2 Samuel. My novels are gateway drugs to the Bible!

I wrote Kings of the Promised Land before obtaining a master’s level seminary degree. I believe that I have a much richer appreciation for and understanding of good scholarship, and hopefully my craft of writing has improved over the years. No matter what, I take the task of bringing readers into these stories very seriously. I aim to be as faithful as possible to the source material.

Your generous contribution will help with the following items:

* Upgraded laptop
* Scrivener writing software
* Logos Cloud subscription
* Acquisition of other research materials
* Professional editing fees
* Cover design mockup
* Printer ink, paper, and other materials

Praise for Kings of the Promised Land (Elk Lake Publishing)

“A fascinating depiction of Biblical Israel.”

“The way that Justin Gabriel describes the characters, the landscapes, the atmosphere … calls to mind the writings of J.R.R. Tolkien.”

“Beautifully written and one of the most faithful, true accounts of the biblical story of Israel’s first king, Saul, David and the prophet Samuel.”

“Makes the scarlet thread that weaves all scripture together come alive for me!”

“Challenges the reader to step into the reality of a story often received as an extraordinary legend.”

“I actually felt as if these events were unfolding right before me.”

“A masculine work of Biblical fiction.”

“You’ll be on the edge of your seat.”

“Anxiously awaiting the next book!”
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Thank to your crowdfunding so far and a generous patron, I have received a new-to-me, 2016 PC laptop for a very low cost and also have installed Scrivener! Because of these massive successes, I am reducing my fundraising goal from $777 to $333!

I am also sweetening the pot with a couple new incentives:

1. Immediately learn the title and plot of the sequel!
2. Early-access to the first chapter!
3. Your name immortalized on the Special Thanks page!
4. A signed, first-edition copy of the book mailed to you upon publication!
5. A VIP invitation to the Book Release Party!
6. The satisfaction of helping people get interested in Biblical narrative!
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“Postmodernism has its roots in artwork. Art has increased in value and use in postmodern culture. One way to sum up the modern mind-set is that it is an attempt to know empirically and rationally, to control and engineer reality. This is the work of the scientist. Another way to sum up the postmodern mind-set is that it is an insightful attempt to perceive, imagine, and create reality. This is the work of the artist. Evangelism of the future will look more like an art form than a science formula.” - Will McRaney

$120 of $777 raised so far. Help crowdfund the sequel to Kings of the Promised Land and promote high-quality faith-based art!
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