James is sitting at a Ft. Worth intersection waiting for the light to change when he hears the roar of a truck engine speeding toward him. Before he can react, his motorcycle is crushed, and he is thrown fifty feet onto the median.
At that precise moment in Dallas, Elizabeth’s sleep is interrupted by a vivid dream in which she witnesses James’ accident. As she watches him begin to pass from life to death, she extends her hand and cries, “Don’t die if you don’t know Jesus!”
Although neither James nor Elizabeth is aware of the existence of the other, they begin a ten-year odyssey in which their lives are inexorably intertwined, changing their futures and the futures of those they love most.
The Warrior is a moving testimony to the power of prayer and God’s desire to redeem every life.
Targeted Age Group:
High School through Adult
How is Writing In Your Genre Different from Others?
This book has gotten such great reviews from people who say that it changed their prayer lives, but it is not a book of devotions. It is a novel that tells the story of the power of prayer through the lives of a few key characters.
I write Christian fiction in a way that hopefully impacts the lives of those who read it in a very personal way. My hope is that Christians finish this book by thinking about the people they know for whom they should be praying.
What Advice Would You Give Aspiring Writers?
Never give up. Work at developing your craft and look for opportunities to sell your work. Eventually, it will pay off.
Joyce Swann homeschooled her ten children from the first grade through master’s degrees. She is a well-known author and speaker on the subject of homeschooling. For many years she was a popular columnist for Practical Homeschooling Magazine. She now blogs regularly.
Her personal story of her experiences raising and educating her family is chronicled in “Looking Backward: My Twenty-Five Years as a Homeschooling Mother” published in January of 2011.
Joyce and her husband John live in Anthony, New Mexico, in the same house where they raised their family. Her children’s series “The McAloons” began as stories that Joyce told to entertain her grandchildren. She is co-author of four novels, “The Fourth Kingdom” and “The Twelfth Juror”, both of which were published in 2010, “The Chosen”, published in 2012, and “The Force”, publised in 2013. Her novel, “The Warrior”, was released in June of 2012 and has received praise from readers and bloggers.