His new novel, The Turning (River North, Apr.) may bring exactly that for T. Davis Bunn: a turning to a new platform and new audiences for his Christian suspense fiction.
Bunn, a three-time Christy Award winner, is offering a series of lessons based on The Turning on Moody Radio, which is owned by the same parent company as River North. He will be the first fiction author to create such lessons for Moody Radio, which usually features the teachings of pastors, scholars, and other Christian leaders. The teachings air from March 17 to May 9 on weekdays, with 2-minute segments repeating 5 times each day. Archived programs can also be downloaded.
“It is almost indescribably high, the barrier Christian novelists find when being considered for radio or television, because they are not considered teachers,” Bunn says from Florida, where he lives when he is not teaching writing at Oxford University. But when Deborah Keiser, associate publisher for River North, met Bunn at a conference, she knew that if anyone could break the barrier, it was him.
Says Bunn, “I decided if they were going to do this, I was in.” In The Turning, five people hear God asking them to do different, simple things. They obey, and see a pattern emerge that links the actions together, coalescing in a cultural movement toward moral renewal. But darker forces align against them, challenging the belief that they can really know and hear from God.
The novel features many of the themes Bunn is known for—global politics and intrigue interwoven with the moral, religious, and ethical choices of individual characters. He will draw on those themes, as well as the book’s plot and situations, to create his series of radio lessons.
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SOURCE: Publishers Weekly