Thursday, November 28, 2013
Sunday, November 24, 2013
For those of you who don't know what NaNo is, it is a challenge to see if an author can write 50,000 words in a single month. I am happy to say that I have written 56,162 words so far this month. I wasn't sure at first if I could even complete such a task. 50,000 words is a lot of writing. But it's amazing what you can do when you put your mind to it. I hope to continue to write this much and more each and every month in the future. I'm looking forward to completing this book for a January release date.
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Thought that I would be nice and give you a little sample, a teaser if you will of my new upcoming thriller. So without further ado, I give you this small excerpt from my book. Enjoy!
Copyright © 2013 Pam Funke
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All characters in this book are fictitious, and any resemblance to real persons, living or dead, is coincidental.
The Kingdom of Heaven
In the beautiful courtroom of God Almighty, God sat on His throne with Jesus sitting on His right hand. Gabriel and Michael were also in attendance, along with other angels, cherubim and seraphim. They were all quietly watching the events taking place on the earth. Jesus waved his right hand and they could see various events play out before them from the past, the present and the things yet to come. Michael could sense the Lord's displeasure with man. He watched as man continued to lie, steal, covet, murder and worship false gods. It saddened him to see so many choose their worldly ways instead of the Father. All through time, each generation seemed to behave worse than the generation before them.
One nation in particular seemed to sadden the Father more so than the others. Michael watched as Jesus seemed to focus more on The United States of America. They watched the birth of the great nation. God seemed to take great delight in the birth. Here were a group of men working together to make for themselves a land in which they could freely worship God without the fear of persecution. Here was a nation that realized that they owed everything including their very lives to God. God smiled as they signed the Declaration of Independence. He smiled as they sang praises and worshiped Him.
Jesus waved his right hand again and they saw the progression of the United States. They were now involved in a war amongst themselves. They had forgotten their reason for becoming a new nation. The equality, the rights of every man, woman and child. God frowned as He watched them kill each other; not once thinking of turning the situation over to Him and allowing Him to handle it. Jesus waved his right hand again and they watched as this great nation fought alongside many other nations in an effort to protect the freedom of others in a global dispute. When will they learn to trust the Father completely? Michael shook his head as they watched a new global battle take place against those that they had previously fought for. When will it ever end?
Again Jesus waved his right hand and they watched as horrifying acts of violence erupted and passed one right after the other. The Korean War, the assassination of the President of the United States, the Vietnam War, the legalization of abortion, the assassination of Martin Luther King, assassination attempt on another US President, outbreak of the Aids virus, the bombing on Libya, the Gulf Wars, the attacks on the world trade center and the pentagon, the rise of blasphemous cults, riots in the streets, the rise of gangs, the increase of gang violence, sexual predators, serial killers, bombing of Oklahoma city, the list went on and on. It was all very depressing. Why have they not cried out to the Father? Do they not know that He alone is all powerful? I don't understand them. Michael looked at Jesus, but said nothing.
Once again Jesus waved his right hand and they saw the present state of the United States. Things have not changed for the better. At least, not that Michael could see. The people of the United States have fallen from the grace of God. They have completely turned their backs on Him. They have removed Him from their homes, their schools, their places of work and from their very lives. They return evil with evil instead of turning it all over to the Master. Each and every day their sins overpower the good. Michael lowered his eyes in sadness.
He slowly turned towards Jesus, "They have become like city of Sodom. How long Lord, will you allow them to continue down this path of destruction?"
Jesus nodded sadly to Michael and Gabriel giving them authority over the land. "If you can find 5,000 righteous I will spare the land," Jesus said.
This book is still currently in the writing stage. I am hoping to have this book released by the end of this year or beginning of next year. I have been working on this book for approximately three months now and am currently writing Chapter 11. The process has been a long one as it is a more difficult book to write; not because of the research, but because of the topic. Some of the scenes that I've had to write have been emotional. Quite frankly, they've ticked me off. The joys of being an author. You are so drawn into the story yourself while you are writing it, that at times it seems as though it's all quite real.
I shall keep you all up-to-date as I progress towards the final stages of this book and eventual publication.
3,902 years ago, there was a city so evil, corrupt and filled with sin that God saw no other choice, but to completely destroy it. The city of Sodom was completely destroyed by a rain of fire in a single day.
The great nation of the United States of America, a nation founded and built on God, has since turned its back on God. The people have allowed the government to remove Him from our schools, our jobs and are trying to remove Him from our churches. Many have chosen to remove Him even from their homes. Why is this happening to us they ask as they helplessly watch the nation's wickedness increase? How much longer will God allow us to continue in our sinful ways? Will He destroy us as He did Sodom?
God said that if His angels can find 5,000 righteous in our nation that He will spare us. When His angels walk our nation will they find even one righteous? Will there be enough righteous found to spare our great nation?