New Novel Takes Aim at Teaching Christian Values

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Robert Maurice Talley’s new novel ‘Slingshot: King David’s Slingshot’ teaches Christian values to children.

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“If it weren’t for God in our lives, we wouldn’t and couldn’t have a good, strong direction for our lives. We would just be wandering. That’s why so many kids are having such big problems with drugs and gangs, and lots of them come from broken homes, and that really hurts people.” So, Will Talon tells his son, Davey, in Robert Maurice Talley’s first novel, “Slingshot: King David’s Slingshot” (published by WestBow Press).

Talley draws upon his own boyhood use of a slingshot to tell the story of Davey, a boy so enamored with the story of David and Goliath that he becomes an expert with a slingshot. Davey doesn’t realize that his skill with the slingshot his father made for him will lead him into adventures. He will have to use this skill to help himself and others out of trouble.

Talley’s novel teaches the value of Christian principles to the reader while also engaging him or her in the adventures Davey faces. Christian parents will appreciate the example Davey’s parents set as they work to bring their son up in the way he should go.

By Robert Maurice Talley
Softcover | 5 x 8in | 228 pages | ISBN 9781449773076
E-Book | 228 pages | ISBN 9781449773083
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Robert Maurice Talley, who has his Bachelor of Arts in communications from Angelo State University, is a member of the Southgate Church of Christ. When he was not working as a test driver for the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, he was a part-time preacher. He and his wife, Rebecca, have three children: Todd, Drew and Shay.

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