In late 2000 my dad was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. I began to live the great sadness of seeing my father slip into the chains of Alzheimer’s, and watched his memories fade away. I wondered where they were going. Was God catching them as they escaped his mind? Would they one day be restored to him? When I read Psalm 139:16 I realized God had already written down every moment of my Dad’s life in His book.
After that I started to wonder—what if that book was on earth? And what if we could find it and see our past, and our future? And what if my protagonist had to find it to keep his own mind from slipping away? Out of those thoughts came BOOK OF DAYS.
Also, here’s a video link to me talking about the origins of the book. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uWQFnM11oEk
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Thank you for stopping by, Jim! Jim will also be keynoting the 2011 Spring Oregon Christian Writer’s One-Day Conference on May 14, 2011 in Eugene, Ore. Click here for more information!