Welcome to Season 1, Episode 5 of the Advancement Creative podcast. This podcast features a reading from A. Christopher Oxsen's illustrated children's book Shepherd King Chronicles: David and Goliath which will be released mid-2016.

Shepherd King Chronicles: David and Goliath

Why write another version of "David and Goliath?" That's a great question. The first biography I read of King David said the story was patched together from other tales by various authors hundreds of years after the fact. This skepticism I encountered everywhere. When I searched for books on David and Goliath, no one seemed to love or believe this classic, timeless story.

  • We know the story, but we don't really know it.
  • We don't believe.
  • We miss the point, the true meaning.
  • No one is teaching us.

Shepherd King Chronicles: David and Goliath is meant to do just that. It's meant to be a seamless and exciting story that contains the details we've missed, forgotten, or never heard. It's a new telling in a whole new way. I hope you'll enjoy this excerpt.

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Goliath Challenges King Saul. Illustration by A. Christopher Oxsen for Shepherd King Chronicles: David and Goliath.

Goliath Challenges King Saul. Illustration by A. Christopher Oxsen for Shepherd King Chronicles: David and Goliath.

ABOUT ADVANCEMENT CREATIVE

For a few years now, a group of writers and artists, working in a wide range of genres and styles, have been meeting monthly at my office. Generally, we break bread, drink coffee and tea, and discuss one another's creative endeavors. Advancement Creative is a safe place to get feedback and gain others' insights about one's work-in-progress. The Inklings-inspired collective is bound together by a shared faith in Jesus Christ; a pursuit of individual and communal growth in creativity, productivity, and personal output; and, not least of these, lasting friendship among members.

ABOUT A. CHRISTOPHER OXSEN

Adam is the writer of two childrens' books The Shepherd and the Giant and David & Goliath. He is also the writer and producer of The Personal, the Historic, the Cosmic, his debut music album. Adam is the director and producer of The Gunslingers (released by Lionsgate).

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