New Book, Promises, Provides a Spin on the Old Christian Novel

Share Article

Pastor Susan Perkins seeks alternative form of Christian story-telling.

News Image
Living in the United States it is too easy to be a Christian or choose not to be. It is always important to see our roots and to celebrate the hardships and joys of our Christian ancestors.

Pastor and author, Susan A. Perkins, delivers readers a thought- provoking read filled with delightfully real people, struggles we still share today, and a story of friendship and love that spans a lifetime in her novel, Promises.

Through her use of believable characters and true-to-life situations, Perkins allows readers to visualize life during the time of Jesus Christ. Her unique approach to the Christian novel offers an alternative route to exploring life’s most basic questions.

Promises features best friends, Onnua and Eunice, as they vow that no matter where life leads, they will always be friends. Fate has a much different course for their life journeys.

The best friends end up marrying mortal enemies, and their husbands’ hate keeps them apart. It is only with the love of Jesus that these rival families can come together and learn to love each other.

Themes of love, friendship and families are explored as the main characters must figure out what Christ means to them, how He will impact their lives, and what influence He will have on their religious communities and personal beliefs.

“Although this book is about love, families, and friendship, it is not about romance. Throughout the entire book, the hard choices made by the emerging Judeo-Christian community is detailed,” says Perkins.

By: Susan A. Perkins
ISBN: 978-1-45208-063-5
Softcover: $9.95
Hardcover: $14.95
E-book: $9.99

Available at,, and

About the author

Pastor Susan A. Perkins was called into Christian Ministry in 1966. She completed a Master of Divinity degree in 1977. While at United Theological Seminary, she wrote and performed her first Biblical monologue for an evangelism class. After ordination she pastored in small Ohio communities. She wrote and performed many chancel dramas and numerous monologues. This form of storytelling is an effort to bring the Gospel and Old Testament stories to life. One of these monologues became the first book of the Promises series. Watch for her next book in the series, Passover Promises.


Share article on social media or email:

View article via:

Pdf Print

Contact Author

Lynzy Stover
Author Solutions, Inc.
Email >
Visit website