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as the stars
45 Bible Fiction Short Stories
Explore the Bible,
one amazing story at a time
A Devotional Designed for Fans of Christian Fiction.
“Indeed I will greatly bless you, and I will greatly multiply your seed as the stars of the heavens and as the sand which is on the seashore; and your seed shall possess the gate of their enemies. In your seed all the nations of the world shall be blessed, because you have obeyed My voice.”
- Genesis 22:17-18
From the tears of Eve to the bond of Priscilla and Aquilla, this Bible Fiction Devotional takes you on an immersive journey through the pages of scripture.
Deepen your familiarity of biblical figures and find inspiration for your own journey in theirs. Written for lovers of Christian Fiction, this devotional pulls the emotion from the gripping stories in the Bible while staying grounded in scripture. Rally your 300 men with Gideon, brave the king's displeasure with Esther, and trust in God's acceptance with Rahab.
Entertainment and education unite through story comments that add both historical context and relevance for today, and discussion questions follow every story so you can dig deeper with group study.
It's time to travel through the biblical world and discover the amazing events that are woven into God's plan for all mankind.
The short stories in As the Stars were first featured on the blog of Katrina D. Hamel, written over the course of a year. After requests from readers to compile the stories into one, easy to read format, the author has created both an ebook and a paperback book for your enjoyment!
The short stories are now arranged in chronological order, carefully edited, and formatted to be enjoyed for personal devotions or as a group Bible study. Even if you've enjoyed these stories on the blog, now you can read offline, on the go, or share with a friend.
Though each story can be enjoyed on its own, as a whole they carry the reader through the incredible history of the Bible. Though these stories are only a fraction of the true stories of the Bible, they serve as teasers, to draw a reader back to their Bibles with eagerness to learn more from the source.
With 19 stories featuring real women, Hamel seeks to explore how women were viewed in the biblical era, as well as their impact in Jesus' ministry and the early church.
What People Are Saying About As the Stars
Hamel addresses some of the most difficult stories in the bible, weaving them with emotion and historical facts making them surprisingly relatable. These include tragedies and triumphs of the women of the bible who are often painted by secular society as living downtrodden and secondary lives. But with her ingenious writing, research, and obvious passion for the history of the Bible, Hamel brings both the women and men of the Bible to life through a new perspective that is truly inspiring. Hamel gives the reader a true sense of the lives of these women thousands of years ago while tying it to the struggles and joys of women today.
This book is not just for the Christian reader but anyone interested in what life was like in biblical times. The short stories make it easy to complete one story at a time—suitable for Bible studies or reading groups. Each story comes with thought-provoking questions providing a reading experience not soon to be forgotten!
- Anne Danielson
My new favorite! The combination of Biblical Fiction that makes Bible Stories feel 3-D with insight and thought-provoking questions make this an unforgettable devotional. Each chapter is about a 5-minute read and begins with a Bible scene carefully retold in fiction. Then is the Scripture reference, with a recommendation to go read it. This will take a little bit of time, but well worth it!
Some historical background is presented next, and wow! The author does an excellent job of explaining in an approachable way. Whether you are a long-time student of the Bible or brand new, you are likely to learn something.
Lastly, discussion questions. Where the rubber hits the road, or where the written Word affects your life. This part makes the book perfect for an informal book club/Bible study. Whether you read one chapter (with Scripture) and discuss it at your meeting, or do a few at home and discuss later.
It's really hard to choose, but I think my favorite section is the series of chapters related to Samuel. From Hannah's first appearance to Samuel's last, I could not put it down. I never really considered what might have been running around in Eli's head when Hannah shows up with a preschooler and says 'Here, he's yours to raise. I promised God.'
I highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys Biblical Fiction, and wants to be more consistent with daily Devotional times!
- Aryn the Libraryan https://www.arynthelibraryan.com/
About the Author
Katrina is a wife, a mom of four, and a follower of Christ from Alberta, Canada.
When she's not writing, Katrina loves reading, camping, road trips, escape rooms, iced coffee at the park, and playing board games with friends.
Dividing Sword was her debut novel, and she admits she was at first overwhelmed by the idea of writing a fictional account of the greatest story of all time, but loved the spiritual growth of spending two years digging deep into Matthew's gospel. She has also written a collection of Bible Fiction Short Stories, As the Stars, and is planning a novel series exploring the struggles of the early church.
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