Monday, December 6, 2010

A Piece of the Father's Heart

Soft and low in the lamp light his strong voice would rise and fall weaving scenes in the looms of our minds.

Art in words, his heart in words, wrapping us warm in Truth.

And oh, the adventure! It didn't hurt, either, that our names were in the story.

He read it when there were only six of us giggling, wiggling kids. Then seven, then eight, then nine.

It is twenty some odd years later, and I read it with new eyes.

A young boy, thirteen, now almost a man, a "Walker in the Light". He has to save his brother and sister(that would be me), who were deceived by an angel of light, "Seraph". He is aided by his beautiful and brave german shepherd named Gallant(I always wanted a dog like this!), and Emberoks. What is an Emberok?


This is a beautiful story for the young, and the young at heart!

I am so proud of you, Dad!! You did it!!

***Did I mention my brother built the website, and the art on the paperback version of the book was done by my 15 year old Sister and my Aunt(my Dad's sister-Emberoks were her sculpted creations that fed my Dad's imagination that grew into this book!)?***

I look forward to reading this story to my kiddos when they are a little older!


The Author


Andrew Duncan has been involved in media for over 25 years as a producer, director and writer. Currently, he teaches high school math, media literacy and video production. He is happily married with nine children and four grandchildren.
EMBEROKS, his first novel, is a fantasy for young (at heart) adults, in the tradition of his favorite authors, George McDonald, C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, and Madeline L’Engle.



Counting thanks today with my lovely friends from A Holy Experience...

#116 Emberoks!

Emberoks


#117 the gift of imagination

#118 Father's who read stories to their children. My Dad, who spent countless hours doing this for us!

#119 great childhood memories

#120 A Dad who has loved and followed Jesus, who is a great leader to nine children to do the same

#121 Dad encouraging me to love the LORD with all my mind

#122 Dad taking time to answer all the questions this mind could come up with... with scripture... always with scripture based truths.

#123 That the Father shares His heart with us, His beloved children, and leads us into all Truth! Saved by Grace, taught by Grace, grown by faithful, patient, Grace!





7 comments:

Laura said...

How very exciting! Congratulations to your dad. A dream come true, I'm sure. Sounds like a pretty special story too. Many blessings to you this day!

Kara said...

Elise,

What a blessing you stopped by my blog today! I am thrilled to read of your dad's creative endeavor and plan to look more into his book. I've got to get on with schooling over here, but look forward to when I can come back and check out your blog more and read more about your dad's book.

What a blessing it is for you to have been raised by a man that inspires such thankfulness in your grown years!!!
It makes me smile.

Blessings,
Kara

Ruth said...

Thank you for your visit on this cold winter day. You warmed my heart! Blessings to you and your beautiful family.

GlowinGirl said...

How wonderful for your family! What a great adventure to work on together and see something so precious come to fruition. Your dad and the time he has invested in you is such a great gift. Love it!

Erin said...

Wow! Can I just say, coming from a childhood where I didn't have a Dad like that, you are BLESSED. Beyond measure. So am I, though. Because I have a Heavenly Father who loves me deeply, too.

Thanks for stopping by my blog. You've blessed me today.

Kelly said...

A very heart warming family story! Congratulations to your father.

Amy said...

Elise,

Thanks for the visit on my blog on Monday. Sorry I've been so slow in responding! I appreciate your encouragement! I read over some of your recent posts, and I was particularly touched by the one about your interaction with the lady in the Walmart parking lot. I'm frequently overwhelmed by the amount of need in our world, but it's wonderful to have the opportunity to interact with a real person in a meaningful way. I hope Jennifer and her sisters came to church and were greeted with grace and love. Even if they didn't, I pray peace and provision for them and their families (and yours!)

And congratulations to your Dad! How exciting!

Take care,
Amy

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