Opening gates and closing doors with Christian Gothic fiction
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Why I Wrote a Christian Gothic Historical
by Molly Noble Bull
Like many people of all ages today, I liked scary books and movies when I was a teenager and after that. I could explain how to get a vampire to back off and also tell how to kill a were-wolf in one long sentence. I also read books on the New Age Movement and began to believe some of the things I learned in the books.
I didn’t know that these practices were evil back then, and the mainline church I attended with my family every Sunday never warned me of the occult—at least in a way I could understand.
Then I became a Christian. Everything changed. I began reading the Bible, and I learned that the things I previously thought were okay were anything but okay. In fact, they were dangerous and an abomination to the Lord.
I felt led to warn others about the dangers found in new age/occult practices. For me, the best way to do that was to write a scary novel, hoping to attract people who were as “way out” as I once was as well as those who also wanted to learn more about what God hates and why. Thus, Gatehaven was born.
Though there are no vampires, werewolves, zombies or others such creatures in the novel, there are plenty of bad-guys—evil men and women who engage in practices forbidden by the Bible. It is my wish that those that read Gatehaven will not only enjoy a fast-paced plotline, they will discover what the Bible has to say about occult practices and a little about how to fight against them. The Bible is truth, and it is my deepest hope that God’s truth will set men free.
That sounds a pretty impressive reason to write, Molly. Thank you so much for sharing it here.
Gatehaven by Molly Noble Bull is a Christian Gothic historical novel set in a haunting mansion in the north of England where Ian Colquhoun and Shannon Aimee battle a Frenchman with dark secrets—spiritual warfare vs. the occult. Will they learn enough about God’s words to defend themselves and others or will evil overcome them?
Check out the first reviews on Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18341706-gatehaven?from_search=true
Molly Noble Bull was born in Kingsville, Texas—home of the famous King Ranch. Her father and maternal grandfather were real Texas cowboys, and she enjoys writing western romances. But she also writes historical novels. Gatehaven, her long Christian gothic set in Europe in 1784, won the 2013 Creation House Fiction Writing Contest while still a manuscript, and Gatehaven is the novel being featured today. However, Molly’ first two published novels came out from Zondervan. Her Zondervan novels were later reprinted and published as Promise Romances from Guideposts. Molly also sold novels to Love Inspired and Tsaba House, and Westbow Press published The Overcomers: Christian Authors Who Conquered Learning Disabilities, a non-fiction book she wrote with four other Christian authors. Molly owns the rights to her Zondervan romance novels now, and she will soon self publish The Rogue’s Daughter as an e-book. Rogue is a western set on a South Texas cattle ranch in 1890.
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