SNU Professor Writes Novel Series

Southern Nazarene University’s Timothy J. Crutcher, Ph.D./S.T.D Professor of Church History and Theology, has had his first Novel published. The Best of Dark and Bright is the first of three in a series of fiction novels. The setting is the background of love, relationship and honor. The story will continue in At One Stride Comes the Dark and Through the Mists of Fear, forthcoming in August 2014 and September 2014.

Dr. Timothy Crutcher 


“I've been working on this series for over ten years now. I've always loved reading fantasy, and I've always wanted to try my hand at writing some. Like many fantasy writers, I was interested in using the genre to explore some big ideas, in this case, the nature of power and duty and faith, but I didn't plan out where all of it was going to go up front. I simply created some characters and a basic situation and then tried to "just see what happened." Starfall was the result, and I'm very happy with how it all turned out. This story is a set-up for much longer narrative that I would love to write if anyone else is interested in it but me. I don't know if I have any clear "inspirations" other than the usual ones for any of us who deal with fantasy--I mean, there isn't anyone who isn't indebted to Tolkien--but a lot of the fodder for the book comes from ideas I deal with all the time," said Crutcher.

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