Marcher Lord Press is cranking out material that Christians who think outside the box, may really want to read, however these books could cause you to do more than think outside of the box- it may make you wonder.
First up is "Amish Vampires in Space" by Kerry Nietz- say what? Here’s a synopsis:
“Jebediah has a secret that will change his world forever and send his people into space.
The Amish world of Alabaster calls upon an ancient promise to escape destruction. Then end up on a cargo ship bound for the stars.
But they are not the only cargo on board. Some of it is alive…or used to be.”[Source]
Sounds kind of weird right? What is even more weird is that the author admits he did not write the book to generate fans, although that would be awesome, but the blending of the genres: vampire, amish, and space will be pretty cool to check out. Find out what inspired Amish Vampires in Space by checking out his post on Speculative Faith.
Next up is "Numb" by John W. Otte. Congrats to Portugal, designer of the cover for Numb. Here’s a synopsis:
“Crusader feels no pain, no emotion, making him the perfect assassin for the Ministrix. But when he encounters his latest target he experiences a moment of panic, a wave of emotions–the first he’s felt in as long as he can remember. In that moment, he realizes he can’t fulfill his mission, even if it means he’ll be condemned as an enemy of the Ministrix.”[Source]
So now we have a book about an assassin hired by the church. Things that make you go, “Whoa- what?”
The most important question of all for the Christian reader: Are these books going too far? Would you read them? Would read one over the other?
When you think about it, the vamp-amish-space thing may be something to excite all fans, but there may be a redeeming factor in there- something in which even God can be uplifted. Just as in Numb; who says that God can’t be shown in writing about an assassin? In our bibles there is the story of a man called Saul who persecuted Christians and God loved him so much he shown bright in his life anyhow.
Again, the burning question: Would you read these books? Defend your right to read Christian Fiction.
Numb is available now.
Amish Vampires in Space will be available October 1 2013- you can preorder now from Marcherlordpress.com!