Calling all literary supporters! Christian Piatt is a well-known author and blogger in the areas of faith and popular culture. He writes for Huffington Post, Sojourners, Red Letter Christians, Patheos and others, and he has several books published, including the Banned Questions book series, a memoir on faith and family called PregMANcy, and his forthcoming book for Jericho Books called postChristian.
He has started a Kickstarter campaign to fund his first novel, Blood Doctrine, and there are only FOUR days left to reach his goal of $11,000. (For those of you who don’t know, Kickstarter is a crowd-funding website, where people donate funds to contribute towards a pre-stated goal. If the goal is not reached by the end of the allotted time-frame, all money is refunded and the project receives $0.) Christian needs $3,000 to reach his goal and is running a Matching Marathon TODAY–all your donations today will be doubled!
If you’re reading this post, you’re most likely a writer yourself–or at least a lover of well-crafted sentences–and quite possibly one who is navigating the tricky paths of self-publishing. (So you know how difficult (and costly) it can be.) Christian is a wonderful writer, and he is so close to being able to fund his first novel…help him complete his campaign! (And support independent publishing!)
Blood Doctrine is a fast-paced suspense thriller from author Christian Piatt with rich scientific and theological overtones. Inspired by a combination of the interest in the so-called “Jesus tomb” in Jerusalem and groundbreaking possibilities involving evolutionary genetics, the question is posed:
What if, through modern science, we had the power to bring Jesus back to life?
To download a sample draft of the prologue and Chapter Three, CLICK HERE
In general, members of the scientific and religious camps struggle with schisms based upon basic ideology. However, there are those who believe that the human intellect has given rise to both science and religion, and that somewhere between the two lies a reality that has the potential to expose both the best and worst of human nature.
Blood Doctrine explores such issues as human cloning, the nature and power of faith, and the controversies surrounding humanity’s longing to control the essence of life itself. Blood Doctrine interweaves three stories that converge at the climax of the novel, spanning millennia and thousands of miles. The voice is rich in dialogue and rapidly paced from the beginning, revealing layer upon layer of mystery and suspense as the chapters swiftly progress.
Though the premise of Blood Doctrine may challenge the comfort levels of some who consider science and religion to stand in contradiction to one another, the subject approaches this potential controversy with respect and a basis in real history, science, philosophy and cutting-edge contemporary social issues.
For more information–and to see the total breakdown of the project budget–visit Christian’s KickStarter Campaign.