Leonard V. Kalkwarf’s Book Brings New Life to Biblical Figures

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Author draws from his sermons to give biblical figures a contemporary twist in new book ‘Dear Craig’.

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By having each one speak directly to the reader through a letter, the individual comes alive for the reader.

READFIELD, Maine – Ordained Minister Leonard V. Kalkwarf has a bit of an actor in himself. “While preaching in my 50 years in the parish ministry, I would frequently preach first person sermons during which I would assume the role of that biblical person,” explains Kalkwarf. “In preparing these sermons, I felt as if I had gotten to know the person in a greater measure than simply what the reading of one of the Gospels would have given me.”

His new book, “Dear Craig” (published by WestBow Press), brings well-known and less-known biblical figures to life, giving them modern personalities to relate to a modern audience while capturing the essence of their words. This gives readers a three-dimensional view of each character, combining information about each character from the Gospels and other historical information.

Kalkwarf hopes readers will gain a better insight into why these biblical persons acted the way they did. The lessons readers will learn from these adaptations can be applied to contemporary problems.

Kalkwarf says, “By having each one speak directly to the reader through a letter, the individual comes alive for the reader.”

“Dear Craig”
By Leonard V. Kalkwarf
Hardcover | 6 x 9in | 112 pages | ISBN 9781449795382
Softcover | 6 x 9in | 112 pages | ISBN 9781449795375
E-Book | 112 pages | ISBN 9781449795368
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Leonard V. Kalkwarf is an ordained minister of the Word and Sacrament in the Reformed Church in America. He has a master’s degree in education from New York University, a master’s of sacred theology from the Lutheran Seminary in Philadelphia, a doctorate of ministry from Princeton and an honorary doctorate of divinity from his alma mater. He is the author of two children’s religious textbooks, a Maundy Thursday drama, as well as published articles in religious periodicals.

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