The Boy Who Closed The Sky

  • Where did you get the idea for The Boy Who Closed the Sky?

In Kings and Chronicles, I became fascinated with Elijah and Elisha, Ahab and Obadiah. Then I remembered “Elijah was a man with passions like ours.” (James 5:17)

Did he have a temper?
Get discouraged?
Notice the ladies?

    • What’s the book about?

Twelve-year-old Elijah tries to rescue a slave girl. A few years later he challenges the king: “Neither dew nor rain until I say so.”

He thinks anger motivates him, so the Lord’s “Hide at the Brook” must mean he’s hearing things. Not until Moloch thugs have him hiding under a thorn bush does he pay attention to the Lord’s voice. The story follows the Biblical outline, ending with a chariot of fire and the mantle falling on Elisha.

  • Where can I read the first chapter?

Click here to read Chapter 1. Wind and Fire


  • Where can I buy it?

Click here to buy The Boy Who Closed the Sky.

  • What are you reading right now?

A Wrinkle in Time, by Madeleine L’Engle. Before that, Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White. Plus I recently went through Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book again. I read C.S. Lewis’ Space Trilogy once a decade.

  • So, do you write for children?

No. Elijah and Obadiah start their stories as children. And children take important roles beside them. But these are adult novels.

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