Have you heard my good news? Murder Tightly Knit is now available in stores and on-line. You should be able to find it where ever books are sold.
So how many of you have perfect family visiting for the holidays? Yeah. I know. Somewhere someone is thinking the same thing about me. Family is precious, and the holidays is a very special time to visit with one another. But families are not perfect.
I’ve always loved the story of the prodigal son (Luke, chapter 15 if you want to re-read it). I love how it talks about real people with real problems. I love how the father waits for the son, then runs toward him when he sees him in the distance. I adore the way the father wraps him in a hug and puts a robe around his shoulders and a ring on his finger. I love how the father longs to celebrate with others–because his son who was lost is found.
If you read Murder Tightly Knit closely, you’ll find the story of the prodigal son. I think this parable Jesus told is one that a lot of us can relate to, and I wanted to include it in my story of the Amish in Middlebury, Indiana. I wanted to try and describe the love and relief of the parents, the frustration of the other brother, and the repentance of the son.
Murder Tightly Knit is my gift to you this holiday season. I hope that within its pages, you will once again glimpse the grace and love of our Savior.