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Wednesday, November 4, 2020

#WednesdayWordswithFriends welcomes Victoria Buck!

Good Morning,

Today's guest has been in the spotlight before so please welcome Victoria back to our blog as she shares some words with us on her opinion of what makes good Christian fiction. Take it away Vicki!

The life of a Christian can become insulated. I imagine it as a bubble, and sometimes I’m content to exist inside the protective layer of church, morality, and Christian friends and family who speak fluent Christianese. I don’t want to step outside that world. I don’t want to pop the bubble. But sometimes God pops it for me.

Life inside the bubble offers little influence for those living on the outside. For me, reading and writing about characters I’d never meet on the inside is what makes good Christian fiction. After writing a couple of blog posts about atheism, I was drawn outside my bubble by responses from the atheist community. That experience sparked my imagination, and I wrote Our Town Atheist.

Small-town banker Adam Bender tackles a robber and loses. But that's not what shakes the foundations of his well-managed life. He awakens in the hospital to the vision of an angel. But that's not what casts doubt on his reasonable judgment. Turns out the angel is only a beautiful doctor—someone Adam wants to get to know better.

The bank robber is on the loose and out to get Adam. News spreads in the gossipy little town of Adam's misfortune, his love interest, and his...atheism? He'd thought he could keep that a secret. But Adam Bender can handle it. Or, can he?

What happens one night on a mountain road leaves him questioning his worldview. And his sanity. And soon the whole town is waiting to find out if what Adam saw will alter his unbelief.

Victoria Buck is a native of Central Florida. From her home office, she runs a small business with her husband, and writes unusual stories from a Christian worldview. Her first three books make up the near future Wake the Dead trilogy. Wake the Dead, Killswitch and Transfusion follow the adventures of Chase Sterling, a popular celebrity who becomes the world’s first transhuman. Her fourth novel, Our Town Atheist, offers a mystifying twist in the story of a smalltown banker who tries to hide his unbelief.

Amazon purchase link: https://amzn.to/3cSF8pt 

Sounds like a wonderful read, Vicki. Good luck and God's blessings!

Hope you enjoyed Vicki's post as much as I did and that you'll stop by each week for Wednesday Words with Friends and Saturday Spotlight.

Until next time, take care and God bless.


Mary Preston said...

Seeing an angel would certainly get you wondering.

Barbara Britton said...

Congratulations on your new release, Victoria.

Stacey Weeks said...

Congratulations on the release! I love the title.

Carol James said...

Congratulations on your new release. You are so right about being insulated from life, especially during this time when we are being extra careful. Thanks for the reminder to reach beyond our little worlds.

Kelly Goshorn said...

Your new release sounds fascinating. Best wishes for a successful launch!

Alicia Dean said...

Oh wow, that blurb hooked me for sure. Sounds like a great read. Congrats and best wishes!

Karen Malley said...

I love how you've done something so creative and different with this. It's going on my TBR list!

Kara O'Neal said...

What a lovely way to meet the person you love! And to be seen as an angel...love it!

D. V. STONE said...

Congratulations on your release. Thank you for sharing. 🦉

Alina K. Field said...

Love the premise. This sounds like a great story!

Jacqueline Seewald said...

Congrats on the new novel! Best wishes for your continued success.