Monday, June 14, 2010

Robert James Luedke's "Eye Witness"


We're happy to have Robert James Luedkewith us today talking about his book, Eye Witness. To learn more about Robert and his book, read on!

Your title: Eye Witness: Unknown God

1) How did this story come to you?
This is the fourth book in the Eye Witness series, which was originally inspired by a Bible study class about medical evidence that supported the description of the passion story of Jesus.

2) Tell us about the journey to getting this book published.
When I was originally inspired to create Eye Witness (back in 2001) I had been out of publishing for about 3 years. Once I had the concept for the first book nailed down, I took it to one publisher who liked it, but wished me well. After a bit of prayer, I decided to re-start my publishing imprint (Head Press Publishing) and do it myself.

3) Tell me three things about yourself that would surprise your readers.
I love dogs. I love Chinese food (could eat it everyday if there were no other options). The last 8 years, Satan has thrown every possible obstacle in my way to prevent me from creating & publishing the Eye Witness series…but through trusting God’s promise, I’ve persevered!

4) What are you working on now and what's next for you?
That’s a good question! I’ve got a number of concepts in various stages of development, but haven’t really settled on one yet. I’ve going to be taking the next 6 to 8 months to promote Unknown God and the Eye Witness slip-cased set (releasing in November of 2010). By the time that is finished, I’ll guess God will have opened a new door for me to walk through.

5) Parting comments?
For those not familiar with the Eye Witness series, it’s definitely not just another comic-book style Bible adaptation. It’s a combination of a modern-day action-thriller intermingled with a very unique take on birth of the Christian faith, from the Passion week through the Book of Acts. As journalist David Crumm has said, “Think about a marriage between Indiana Jones and Eugene Peterson’s Message Bible.”

6) Where can fans find you on the internet?
Our website: http://www.headpress.info/ and on facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/rjluedke

7 comments:

  1. please count me in ... thanks :)

    karenk
    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

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  2. I would definitely be interested in reading this book. I have never read a graphic novel, so it would be a new experience for me! If I win, I'll write a review on my blog.

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  3. Please include me ....Thank YOU!
    I Love Dogs also....have 3 right now...2 are rescues!

    alekee02[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  4. I have to confess that this is the first time I have heard of this series. I am intrigued and will definitely be checking for more information.

    Please enter me in the drawing.

    janmarien[at]embarqmail[dot]com

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  5. This book has certainly piqued my interest. The cover is interesting - makes me want to pick it up to see what's on the inside. Please do enter me in the drawing. Dogs are wonderful additions to anyones life, I share my house with a 7 year old English Setter who thinks he is a lap dog (as well as a 18 year old cat & a 4 year old Macaw). Thanks for a wonderful interview, blessings to you and Dawn both!

    Beverly
    bgrider2@cox.net bgrider2[at]cox[dot]net

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  6. Thanks for all your wonderful comments, gang. I'm so glad to see there are many dog lovers out there. @Kameko...I too have a mixed breed that weighs about 50 lbs and thinks she's my lapdog!

    For all of you who are new to the series or graphic novels in general, make sure to visit my site to get educated a bit (www.headpress.info).

    And for those who'd like to keep up with what I'm doing as well as receive some special offers on my work, join my facebook group page at: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=135939930530

    R.J. Luedke
    www.headpress.info

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  7. This one sounds Fantabulous too! Would love a shot at it! Thanks!
    Blessings,
    Molly
    Mollydedwards AT YaHoO DOT CoM

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