- But one normal day God came to Noah. God revealed his plans about something he called a flood and an ark, but Noah refused to listen. Angry, God spoke through a vortex of wind, and demanded, “Noah, put down your mallet and listen to me.” Startled, with a heavy thud, Noah dropped the mallet to the ground and listened. God explained, “I am preparing to flood the entire earth!”
- Noah struggled between God’s plans and his own. He was quite satisfied with his way of life. Sure, he thought, there is violence. There has always been violence and war, killing, and maiming. Noah philosophized that man’s normal behavior had always been toward violence, spilled blood, and havoc. But, Noah was a successful house builder.
- The children of the giants, he thought, were nice, next-door type of kids, who enjoyed frolicking in the cool waters of his lake. He reasoned, they were harmless, even though they were a bit taller than the kids of their own age were.
Of course, there were always problems with the giants, offspring of the Nephilim. Indeed, society suffered from a profound kind of violence. However, life had always been that way: normally violent, and violently normal. So why change things?
- Written by debut novelist, Ed Gaulden, Partridge in a Pear Tree is a story that the reader will refuse to lay aside!
It’s a love story between God and man.
It’s a love story between Noah and his wife.
It’s a heartbreaking story.
It’s a redemptive story.
It’s a story of God pressing the “reset button”.
- Sure, everyone is acquainted with the Noah’s Ark story. Every society has a flood story. Follow Noah and his family into the ark. Be moved by tears when the people left behind panic as the ark’s door closes. Hear the waves. Try not to be afraid as the ark’s timbers groan in agony from steep waves. You could get seasick as the deck heaves beneath your feet.