I can't tell you more than that right now, as far as how it relates (spoilers and all) but suffice it to say: it's relevant.
Regardless, I wanted to share this. Some of you have already seen it, but I felt the need to share it here. This is published in the front of the paperback version of Scenes From Highland Falls.
There is a verse I have always been fairly familiar with in the New International Version of The Bible.
Romans 8:28 in the NIV says, “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.”
The Abigail Phelps Series is a secular work with, I would say, a PG-13 rating. At least, that is what I would rate it if it came to my children reading it. In today’s world, it may be no more than a PG. But there is language I don’t use in my everyday life, and there are moral decisions made which I certainly don’t agree with personally.
But, for whatever reason, I believe this is the story that needed to be told. I often joked about “Plot Fairies” during the writing of this book - countless plot points, character developments, and actual historical occurrences were seemingly handed to me on a platter.
(I look forward to telling you about them all someday…the story of the writing of these books really could be a book in and of itself.)
I was, at times, concerned that people who know me in my real life would not understand why I had written such a secular book, but again, I believe that, for whatever reason, this is the story I am meant to tell.
And as I read The Message version of The Bible’s translation of the same verse from above, I just knew that this promise applies to everything…even Abigail Phelps!
“That’s why we can be so sure that every detail in our lives of love for God is worked into something good.”
Even Abigail Phelps.
Bethany Turner, September 2, 2013