Monday, November 30, 2015

Dahveed 6: Update 4

Well, I'm done with the translation of the chapters in 2 Samuel and 1 Chronicles covered by Dahveed 6.  While I was doing that, I found that sometimes the Hebrew grammar can put a different slant on the translation, so I dug out my reference books for grammar and checked all the references in them.  Now that I've finished with that, I have to enter my notes into the computer so I can organize them, and then make the table of all the names and titles used in the stories.  When David is called "David" and when he is called "the king" can also put a different slant on what is happening . . . After that, I will be ready to begin the final sort of all the note cards.  So, progress may be slow, but it is happening!

I also want to take the opportunity to say thank you to all those who have encouraged me and are praying for me.  May God abundantly bless this thanksgiving season for you all.

Terri

14 comments:

  1. I can't wait I love all the books so far

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  2. One of the things I love about your books is the way characters' stories cross and recross with each other. Often a name comes up and I know I've seen it before but I can't remember the details and searching through several books to find them is like looking for a needle.

    Wondering if you've considered including an index. I know there is a list of characters at the beginning of each book with a brief description, but it would be great to have an index including all the characters and where they appear (book and page numbers). That would allow me to find the details without spoiling the rest of the story.

    I, like so many others, have read and reread your books many times and am blessed and reblessed with each reading. Thank you for sharing your talent with all of us. Praying for you as you continue this journey. May you be drawn closer to Jesus as you seek to draw others to Him as well!

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    1. I'll keep this in mind, Rachel. The Cast of Characters should be updated for each book, if that will help you any!

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  3. I have found that the dots connect more with each re-read. The Cast is vast and it's hard to keep up or remember, but with each reread- DING! - a connection is made. It makes it fun for me.

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  4. Hello!! Does anybody know how to get ahold of Terri? I am a pastor and has been so blessed by her books I would love to email her to let her know as well as find out if there is any way to get ahold of a paper copy of Dahveed 5

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  5. @Zach. Dahveed 5 can be ordered in print from the Michigan Adventist Book Center. Call toll-free 1-877-227-4800. I'm glad you are enjoying the books!
    Terri

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    1. Thank you so much! I can't tell you how much I have appreciated your thoroughness. Even as a pastor I like to read this to give my imagination a chance to consider what life might have felt like for the Biblical Character at the time. I have yet to read another Biblical fiction book that inspires me to have a closer relationship with my Creator the way that your writing inspires. Thank you for your God given talent, and know that I will buy anything you ever write. I sincerely hope you continue to do so!! Do you have any information on Dahveed 6? :) I can't seem to find any info on a release estimate.

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    2. I am currently responsible for taking care of my elderly father so that has become first priority. All the research and prep work for the book is done, however, so when God gives me the go-ahead, I'll be ready to start writing immediately. Thanks for your interest and encouragement. Feedback from readers helps!

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  8. I'm starting the Dahveed stores as a recommendation from my teenage daughter for something to read on Sabbath. But I've actually included it in my 6th graders' reading assignment for bible. We are comparing it with the bible's version of the story as well as studying the story of David through a homeschool course. The boys love your interpretation sms area able to keep up well. I'm also using it to expand their vocabulary. History, culture, and geographical knowledge area also being extended in this reading assignment. It's a fun & great supplement to their homeschool studies.

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  9. I'm starting the Dahveed stores as a recommendation from my teenage daughter for something to read on Sabbath. But I've actually included it in my 6th graders' reading assignment for bible. We are comparing it with the bible's version of the story as well as studying the story of David through a homeschool course. The boys love your interpretation sms area able to keep up well. I'm also using it to expand their vocabulary. History, culture, and geographical knowledge area also being extended in this reading assignment. It's a fun & great supplement to their homeschool studies.

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  11. Dear Terri,

    Thank you so much for all the hard work you have put into writing Joseph, Ruth and Boaz, and the Dahveed series! My family and I love them, and I often find myself reading them over and over again! Keep up the good work, and may God bless your work!

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