S.J. Knight Publishes Musical Adaptation of ‘A Time To Hear’

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Book follows story of one family’s trial, triumph over adversity, looking for Messiah

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Author S. J. Knight is a published author and former ABC radio scriptwriter, who has written a wide variety of material over many years, but found a true passion in writing scriptural novels for adult readers. “A Time To Hear,” the first of Knight's four part 'Time To' series, first appeared in 2006. Reprinted in 2012, it was subsequently adapted for the stage, and is now published as "A Time To Hear - A Musical Stage Play,” by Xlibris AU.

In the tiny lakeside community of Banayim, Galilee, the villagers long for the promised Messiah to save them from poverty and Roman rule. Meanwhile, their work, quarrels and gossip go as usual. Young Dan, the motherless son of Shepherd Ammiel, is confused. Who is the Messiah? When will he come? And what does it all mean? When startling news comes of a bold prophet preaching in the wilderness of Judea, the family is determined to discover whether this is indeed their Messiah. They set out on a journey - a journey which will change everything. Each of them will hear more, learn more and lose more than they could ever have expected. All of them will find more than they ever could have imagined.

“This book is thoughtfully laid out - readable, accessible and interesting, with plenty of helpful tips, space for notes and dozens of illustrations to inspire readers,” Knight says. “It is appealing as a book to read on its own, but particularly so to amateur performers who want something fresh and different from generic-style gospel plays/musicals. It's a punchy story with no 'preachiness' or over-sentimentality.”

“A Time To Hear” hopes to make readers see that the biblical world was as real then as it is today, that true joy is deeper and more lasting than just feeling happy in the moment and that faith gives everyone hope and resilience.

“A Time To Hear-A Musical Stage Play”
By S. J. Knight
Hardcover | 6 x 9in | 342 pages | ISBN 9781514442159
Softcover | 6 x 9in | 342 pages | ISBN 9781514442142
E-Book | 342 pages | ISBN 9781514442135
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
S.J. Knight is an Australian, married with four grown children and presently resides in a riverside cottage in East Anglia, U.K. When dragged away from the keyboard, Knight enjoys getting physical by renovating old houses and ballroom dancing.

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