Tuesday, March 10, 2015


Then the Deluge Comes
Then the Deluge Comes, Volume 2 of the new Biblical fiction series
The Generations, is my sixteenth published title and a story you won't want to miss. 

With the firstborns of eight generations gathered around his death bed, Adam and his beloved Eve pass from this earth and are taken to Paradise where they are reunited with many loved ones including their son Abel.

The parallel storylines, one on the earth and the other in Paradise where the kindly old cherub Namrel helps the Almighty's men adjust to new life there.

Isn't the cover amazing? The gifted artist of this original artwork is Judy Downs Levine of Arizona. The gracious lady offers lovely, frameable prints of each of The Generations titles at her WEBSITE as well her her other outstanding pieces. 
Words of gratitude cannot express how thankful I am God gave Judy to me, an unthinkable blessing to me.  

WHY do we think that Noah built the ark alone, or with only his sons? Yes, Enoch had gone, but Lamech, Noah's father joined his fathers only five years before the gargantuan project was complete, and his father, Methuselah lived right up until one week before the deluge came. That's what his name means, you know...when I die, then the deluge comes. Of course they helped Noah, prayed for him, strengthened him, supported him. They gathered supplies, much like we know King David did for his son. 

So here's the Jacket copy or synopsis. Reviewers write synopses every day, authors hate them--at least every author I've ever met. Boiling your story down down down to a couple of paragraphs. But we do it, we just do it! Like this:                  Obedience assures the preservation of life. By Adam’s death, evil overtakes the sons of Cain filling the earth with lasciviousness and violence. God declares He will not contend forever with man. But, Noah, the only one of the tenth generation to walk perfect before the Lord, hears His word.
       With the help of his father Lamech, and Grandfather Methuselah—whose name foretells when the deluge will come—Noah and his three sons embark on the massive task of building the giant boat with no idea why except that God said.
Evil, too, heard the word of the Lord. Lucifer and his angels war in the second heaven to steal, kill, and utterly destroy the earth’s inhabitants. With each child passed through the fire, their battle songs grow stronger, but the Lord works in mysterious ways.

And I'd like to give you a little taste, excerpt:
      [The flesh of earth’s first man has just died after nine hundred thirty years of living. His soul and spirit descend now to Paradise.]

     Downward, Adam floated. Eve’s arms wrapped tight around him, but seemed so much stronger now. He held her firmly. Winged men surrounded him slowing his decent, and his wife snuggled in closer, covering her scar in his side like she had so many times in the past. Blue sky, greenery, and flowers…just as he’d seen in the vision.
     Then it all vanished, and he found himself back in Eden. The Great I Am Himself, bent down on one knee and scooped a handful of clay.
     The Father’s heart swelled with love as he fashioned his man. Tears welled as Adam witnessed his own creation and knew Abba’s overwhelming, everlasting love. What a wonderful gift, being allowed to see such a marvel. Then the first time he successfully climbed onto Lion’s back and raced through the garden with his hands flung high into the air. He laughed aloud. What fun!
     How he had missed his old friend, yet so many years passed without thinking of him in the valley. Hadn’t realized how lonely he was without his Lion and all the rest to run and romp with. And now, he’d see Him again and be able to thank Him for His great sacrifice, repent for his sin that had separated him from the best friend he’d ever known.

Here's what some are saying about THEN THE DELUGE COMES: 

I loved Then the Deluge Comes! Great job! Well worth the read! Terrific, terrific, terrific. Great story!
     --Leah Jones, reader, Morrow, Arkansas

Then The Deluge Comes by Caryl McAdoo is beautifully written. This novel concentrates on the story of Noah, leading up to the flood. She takes nothing away from the biblical story, but enhances it. The characters are fully developed, becoming more three dimensional than in the Bible.
     As with book one, not only does the reader see the earthly version of the story, but there are glimpses of the heavenly one too. This helps to remind the reader that all of life is a spiritual battle against the forces of darkness. One must always be ready and wearing the full armour of God.
     Then The Deluge Comes can actually help to understand the original Bible story. Parts of the Old Testament that can be confusing, are made much clearer. There is so much beauty in Caryl McAdoo's retelling of the traditional story that the reader just revels in the language. It will leave you feeling calm and peaceful, and you will be glad that you picked it up.
     --Julia Wilson, teacher and reader, United Kingdom

     Anyone who enjoys reading Biblical fiction will love “Then The Deluge Comes”.  Caryl McAdoo’s brilliant imagination combined with her determination to stay with biblical truth makes the characters come alive.  I am looking forward to the next book in the Generation Series.
     --Louise Koiner

Author Bio: Simon & Schuster, Christian hybrid author, Caryl McAdoo is currently writing  three series: her historical Christian Texas Romances; the contemporary Red River Romances; and The Generations,her Biblical fiction. The novelist loves singing new songs the Lord gives her, and she paints. In 2008, she and her high school sweetheart-husband Ron moved from the DFW area—home for fifty-five years—to the woods of Red River County. Caryl counts four children and fourteen grandsugars life’s biggest blessings believing all good things come from God. Praying her story gives God glory, she hopes each one will also minister His love, mercy, and grace to its readers. Caryl and Ron live in Clarksville, the county seat, in the far northeast corner of the Lone Star State.

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