Several years ago two good friends in our church, Neville and Helen, commissioned me to re-create a full-size copy of a Bible Prophecy Chart used by Harry King, a respected Bible teacher and authority on Bible Prophecy. I ordered a roll of good quality Belgian linen canvas and working from some photographs I’d taken of Harry’s chart many years ago, when I accompanied him during a series of special meetings he held at Myrtle Hall – the meeting place of the Church of God in Lerwick, Shetland – I painted a new version of the chart.
At the time of the commission, Neville and Helen were seriously considering a house move to a small Castle built in the Baronial style. It had a huge dining room and their plan if the property became theirs, was to hang my painting like a tapestry on the wall. Unfortunately the deal didn’t materialise and the chart remained rolled up except for an occasional outing when Neville gave a presentation on the subject of Bible Prophecy.
A few years back, Helen died. Last year, Neville was clearing things out and generously decided to return the chart to me as a gift. I was very grateful, put the chart away and thought no more about it until Neville phoned me just at the start of ‘the lockdown’ with an idea. (Now, I should say, when Neville has an ‘idea’ – it usually involves a considerable amount of work for someone else – in this case, me! Neville is a past master in the art of delegation.) For six months we collaborated on a book featuring coloured photo’s of the chart. To cut a LONG story short, I designed and laid out the book including cover, allocated an ISBN number and uploaded the files to Ingram, Amazon and Apple Books. We launched the book last month.
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