Professor Publishes Book on Jonathan

Dr. Glen Robinson

Dr. Glen Robinson

Glen Robinson, professor of communication, is launching his 19th book on Dec. 1, but this time it’s a little different from the modern Christian suspense he is known for. Titled Chosen, the book is about the first prince of Israel, Jonathan, son of King Saul.

Robinson started writing the book in August, 2014. He says that the story of Jonathan is in fact “very heroic and full of adventure.” The thing that made Jonathan so special is that he was dedicated to God, loyal to his father, yet was David’s best friend. Robinson’s research for the book included relying on the counsel of Lloyd Willis, Southwestern religion professor emeritus, referring to two Bible commentaries, and “reading 1 Samuel about 20 times.” The book is classified as Biblical history, but is a fictionalized story of a real event. Robinson admits that he takes a few liberties with the story for dramatic interest, but that he keeps the book relatively faithful to the original version in the Bible.

cover front only “Finding a good ending and satisfying the reader in an unexpected way is the most challenging part of writing the book,” says Robinson. He admits that some scenes in his book intimidated him, such as David and Goliath, simply because of how well-known they are.

Weighing in at roughly 200 pages, the book will be available at Amazon after Dec. 1 as a paperback or an e-book.

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