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by Ronald Currier

Avocado RancherRetired

I have known Dave Parks most of my adult life, since the early 1980s, when he first appeared in our Friday night Fellowship in Valley Center, California. His path of Christian service has given us two dramatizations of Bible characters from 850 BC. First Elijah the prophet, and now Obadiah, friend of the king.

Dave’s fiction is faithful to 1 Kings 18:3-4 Obadiah, palace administrator, was a devout believer in the Lord. While Jezebel was killing off the Lord’s prophets, Obadiah took a hundred prophets and hid them in two caves, fifty in each, and supplied them with food and water.

Obadiah finds himself in the thankless job of serving his friend, the wicked King Ahab, yet with a desire to do the right thing. This ancient story is relevant any time powerful men ignore good counsel and follow their own evil, selfish proclivities.

Rescuing prophets from the claws of the murdering queen challenges Obadiah’s resourcefulness and puts his life danger.

Enjoy this account of an unsung biblical hero.

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