New Xulon Fiction Explores The Overlooked Life Of Joseph

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Coggin pens story about the one man chosen to raise the Son of God in his home


God had a plan for Joseph’s life just as God has a plan for each of ours

Within the pages of Norman Coggin’s new book, Caretaker Of A King, ($17.99, paperback, 9781498448505) readers will get to imagine the life of Joseph. Considered a righteous man, Joseph’s simple prayer was to know God in a special way. Never in his wildest imagining did he expect God’s answer; Jesus, God’s Son, the long awaited Messiah was to be born into his home. Faithfulness made Joseph far more than a footnote in history. Details of his life are few and yet what is said tells a great deal about him. God chose him for both a task and a privilege no other man ever experienced. Fulfilling what God asked him to do, he did not rely on his own strengths and abilities, nor was it limited by his faults and failings. Joseph depended on God – not the other way around. Although it took place more than two thousand years ago, it would be interesting to know more about Joseph and understand how it all happened. The author provides you with his perspective. Considering Joseph’s life can inspire and challenge all readers.

“God had a plan for Joseph’s life just as God has a plan for each of ours,” states the author. “Whatever the details of Joseph’s life were and whatever the details of our lives will be, we can trust ourselves to God’s purpose for us. It does not matter if our lives are celebrated, it matters that our lives are complete.”

Norman Coggin spent much of his life as a carpenter. He grew up working with his Father who taught him the trade. That experience provided him a personal perspective with which to relate to Joseph.
Coggin was blessed with a vivid imagination and a keen discernment of the nature of people. Those blessings combined with his knowledge of the Bible helped him create this thought-provoking and imaginative piece of writing. He wants to make what occurred so long ago “real” – so it will have a greater impact on the lives of all readers.

Xulon Press, a division of Salem Media Group, is the world’s largest Christian self-publisher, with more than 15,000 titles published to date. Retailers may order Caretaker Of A King through Ingram Book Company and/or Spring Arbor Book Distributors. The book is available online through,, and

Media Contact: Norman Coggin
Email: norm(at)cogginbros(dot)com

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