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MEFIBOSET: CRIPPLED PRINCE:
by Katheryn Maddox Haddad
Katheryn Maddox Haddad was born in the north, but
|Katheryn Maddox Haddad|
Please enjoy the article below about Katheryn writing Mefiboset: Crippled Prince
Writing Mefiboset, Crippled Prince
by Katheryn Maddox Haddad
I had a lot of fun writing this book. It was an absolute delight to write about Mefiboset, son of Crown Prince Jonathan and grandson of King Saul. It covers sixty years of his life.
You may have heard stories about the poor little boy who was crippled for life at age five, then forced to live in Lodebar, a desolate place in the middle of the wilderness.
I disagreed with nearly everything I had heard about him.
LITTLE: I doubt he stayed little for very long. His grandfather was a giant, probably seven feet tall. When you look at pictures of six-foot men standing next to basketball players, they only come up to their arm pit. Saul was head and shoulders taller than everyone else in the kingdom. Surely his grandson inherited at least part of that bigness.
BEGGARISH: Not only was his grandfather big, but Saul was the most handsome man in the land. Once again, surely Sett inherited some of that handsomeness.
SAD: His father, Jonathan, had a positive attitude and even got along with his father’s rival, David. In my book, Sett had his share of enemies, but he was always doing things to turn his enemies into his friends.
LIVING IN DESOLATE PLACE: First, we do not know how old Sett was when he went to live there. Second, Lodebar was ten miles southeast of the Sea of Galilee near an international trade route.
LONELY: Sett got himself a wife, and later a son, Micah. This son in turn had four sons. Mefiboset had a large family.
In my book, Sett was denied the throne as king of Israel and crippled for life at age five. He spends his early years fleeing his grandfather King Saul’s enemies. Sett uses his wits to get out of life-threatening situations in Israel, Babylon, and Assyria. Despite his handicap, the beautiful Kissara becomes his wife, King David becomes his friend, and the forests become his mission. Though he must constantly deal with three enemies who do everything they can to make his life miserable, Mefiboset, grandson of a king, is an overcomer, a climber, a conqueror who triumphs in the end.
Welcome, Katheryn. Please tell us a little about your novel, Mefiboset: Crippled Prince.
Denied the throne as king of Israel and crippled for life at age five, Sett spends his early years fleeing his grandfather King Saul’s enemies. Inheriting his gigantic grandfather’s height and good looks along with his father Jonathan’s positive attitude, Sett uses his wits to get out of life-threatening situations in Israel, Babylon, and Assyria. Despite his handicap, the beautiful Kissara becomes his wife, King David becomes his friend, and the forests become his mission. Though he must constantly deal with three enemies who do everything they can to make his life miserable, Mefiboset, grandson of a king, is an overcomer, a climber, a conqueror who triumphs in the end.
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Where can readers purchase Mefiboset: Crippled Prince?
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Any parting comment?
This book was written to inspire the physically handicapped as well as people who feel life has cheated them out of something important.
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Katheryn, thanks for visiting with my readers and me. Katheryn is offering one print copy and one eBook copy of Mefiboset: Crippled Prince. First winner selected will receive the print copy and the second winner selected will receive the eBook copy.
Sunday, January 15, 2017: Katheryn has offered a consolation prize to all commenters. Here's Katheryn's note: Jo, I am offering a consolation prize to everyone who enters - a free 2017 scripture calendar with a different scripture each day. I will send them one by email that they can photocopy and make as many copies for their family and congregations as they want. Or I'll send them a single print copy to their home.
Commenters, to enter the book drawing please leave your comment on this post through January 17, 2017 and remember to leave your email address so I can contact you if you’re the winner. (And if you want a single print of Katheryn's calendar, please include your mailing address in your comment.)
The winner of last Thursday’s blog post for a copy of Southbound Birds by Janetta Fudge-Messmer is Nancy. I’ll email you. Thanks all for commenting. Watch for more book giveaways.
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