Biblical Fiction Author Q&A: Buck Storm (The Light)Buck Storm
Buck Storm is a recording artist and touring musician, as well as the critically-acclaimed, award-winning Christian fiction author of eight novels, including The List, Truck Stop Jesus, The Beautiful Ashes of Gomez Gomez, Miracle Man, and Venus Sings the Blues, among others. His books and songs have made friends around the world. A native of Yuma, AZ, he now makes his home in Coeur D’Alene, Idaho. In this interview, Buck talks about the new expanded edition of his Biblical fiction book, The Light, which is part of his First Century Series.
The Light is certainly outside the Literary Americana genre my readers have come to expect from my books. But when I was approached a few years ago about writing a story that was biblically, culturally, and historically accurate following the spiritual awakening of Nicodemus (a Pharisee) and Joseph of Arimathea (a Sadducee) to the truth of the Messiah I was intrigued. Here were two men as different politically—and even religiously—as night and day. Yet they came together to remove Jesus’s body from the cross and bury it. Their differences crumbled in the bright light of Something Higher. What was their journey? I knew it had to be fascinating. I started with a book called The List, the Christ story from the perspective of two men pulled—kicking and screaming at times—to the truth of prophetic scripture. It’s a tale not only of friendship, but salvation. But for me the story wasn’t over. While The List followed an intellectual pathway to Jesus, this isn’t everybody’s experience. Sometimes we’re just too broken to think. I know this has been the case in my own life. My road has not been smooth and tidy. So, I wrote The List both as a continuation, but also a novel that definitely stands on its own. While The Light still addresses the intellectual case for Jesus, it also meets readers in a deeply personal way. It is an insistent pressing in of love. A rescue mission. A great read for believers and doubters alike.
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