Episode 19 of the Ideas to Books Podcast features an interview with Latayne Scott. Latayne is a multi-published author who has written both fiction and nonfiction books.
Latayne C. Scott writes controversial books. Her newest one, the critically acclaimed A Conspiracy of Breath, is based on the scholarly theory that a woman wrote part of the Bible. She has won awards for her writing, including from Pepperdine University, its “Distinguished Service Award.” Her first book, The Mormon Mirage – also controversial – has stayed in print almost continuously for almost 40 years. She has nearly two dozen other published books.
One notable recent book is about the discovery of the ancient Biblical city of Sodom (Discovering the City of Sodom). Her first novel is a murder mystery revolving around a code developed by the early Mormon church. Both are . . . controversial.
She’s also won a national award for humor. Her kids say she’s not so funny, but she just holds up the prize check.
With her sole-authored theological books, she is patron-supported and publishes those books exclusively with TSU Press.
About Latayne’s Latest Book – A Conspiracy of Breath
It’s an ancient controversy that’s existed for hundreds of years. People have wondered about the anonymous author of the Epistle to the Hebrews. Many scholars (Hoppin, Harnack, Scheile) believe it was Priscilla, wife of Aquila, and companion and fellow-worker with Paul.
One thing is for sure: Paul himself did not write Hebrews.
Dr. Gilbert Bilezekian, mentor of Bill Hybels, has endorsed Latayne C. Scott’s book, A Conspiracy of Breath. Could it have been because of the role of women in the New Testament began to be suppressed in later centuries, that Hebrews lost its author’s name?
“In a richly-textured, controversial and provocative literary work, award-winning author Latayne C. Scott examines: What would it have been like to be a woman, a Gentile, and someone onto whom the Holy Breath moved – to produce what became the mysterious Epistle to the Hebrews in the Bible?”
What others are saying about A Conspiracy of Breath:
- “Exquisitely crafted . . . elegant and life-altering storytelling . . . Latayne has spoiled me as a reader.” ~ Cynthia Ruchti
- Reviews on GoodReads
- Reviews on Amazon.com
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Links to things we talked about during the interview:
- Where are the voices of the Acts 2 women? (blog post)
- The 17 Steps to Getting a Christian Book Published (blog post)
- Latter Day Cipher (mystery novel – scroll down to view trailer)
- Latayne’s Storyboard (Click image to view larger.)
Video Book Trailers:
A Conspiracy of Breath
Latter Day Cipher
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