A Novel: The Undoing of Saint Silvanus

Release date: September 20, 2016

Tyndale House Publishers


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  1. 51
    Kristin A. says:

    Siesta Mama, you are such a tease! Congratulations on achieving a dream! I am celebrating with you and am looking forward to what I know will be a great read.

  2. 52
    Deb Mott says:

    Praising God for you and all that Jesus does through you! He has made you a master at speaking and writing His truths n principles in everyday applicable words ways! May His glory continue to be renown through your life and the desire of your heart! Isaiah 26:8.

  3. 53
    Nancy says:

    I am so very excited for you and cannot wait for the release date! I will be right there to purchase it.

  4. 54
    Connie Sue says:

    Woo hoo! So excited to get my hands on this one…

  5. 55
    DIANA VIGIL says:

    I am so happy for you Beth! I’m looking forward to buying and reading your novel. The lady sitting next to you must be a speed reader. Her eyes sure get wide with excitement!! How fun. God Bless all of your family and staff members.

  6. 56
    Cheryl Moses says:

    What???? I am dying! I was thinking as the video played, “I’ve got to purchase a copy tonight to give away at our Ladies’ Retreat this weekend,” and then I noticed the release date. Nooooo!!!! Such a tease! So excited for you and cannot wait, even though I must, for September!

  7. 57

    Congratulations! I hope it comes out in Kindle version, too!

  8. 58
    Fran Plott says:


    You have the energy and drive of Niagara Falls, girl!!
    Put me on the pre-order list- can’t wait!


  9. 59
    Kimme says:

    Beth, you cracked me up with this video, but you also encouraged me. I’ve had a story running through my mind for years, but I’ve never put it to paper/screen. Maybe I will now I tell my students to take chances with their writing. If it’s never published, I’ll at least have done it! I’m so excited to read your book! You are an encourager through Christ. Love how you let God use you!

  10. 60
    MJ says:

    Beth, I just finished Audacious. I loved it. Thank you for writing it for me. 😉 It touched me.

  11. 61
    MJ says:

    Afterthought: I like looking up the meaning of people’s names. I don’t know why. Part of my quirky self I suppose. Did you know your name is Hebrew for dwelling place? I think that is quite fitting and a very nice thought. Just thought that might make you smile. Have a nice day.

  12. 62
    Marcy says:

    This is so exciting. I can’t wait to get ahold of this book and read it. I was just like the other lady that commented, I was gonna run out and buy it tonight till I saw the release date. Darn it, will be waiting with anticipation. Love that you listen to God and do his will. You are just awesome.

  13. 63
    MargiebytheSea says:

    The joy is just written all over your face! Congratulations on publishing your first novel. With your gift of writing, it’s just impossible for it to not be a hit.
    Have fun on this “ride” as a new author of fiction! Can’t wait to read it.

  14. 64
    Suzanne in RI says:

    Are you kidding me? We have to wait until September? I want it- yesterday!

  15. 65
    Warm In Alaska says:

    You are fun! This was a fun vid and I’m glad you gave us a quick peek into the backstory of the story! Excited to read it. I bet writing fiction allowed a different part of your brain freedom to adventure on the keyboard. Praying God uses it how He wishes : )

  16. 66
    Tanya Smith says:

    Very cool. Thanks for sharing. Waiting for Christmas–could be a great gift for a few people and me too!!

  17. 67
    Fuzzytop says:

    Beth – This comes out just in time for my birthday! I know what I’ll be asking for as a birthday present!


    Love and hugs,

  18. 68
    Debbie Scherrer says:

    I cannot wait!! Woohoo❤️

  19. 69
    Genevieve Garrison says:

    I am so excited for you. I can’t wait to buy my copy! Thank Beth!

  20. 70
    Cassia says:

    WAY TO GO! I’m betting that dream was one you have had since you were a very young woman, maybe even a girl. I bet it’s been there, cradled in your heart, and when you hit Send on that final chapter, it was like coming out of labor and delivery with a new child in your arms! What a blessing to see a heart’s desire come into existence!! You are mighty audacious, Ms. Beth, and we sure do love you for it.

  21. 71

    WHAT the WHAT?!?!?! How you find time for everything is mind-numbing. I am SO excited and can’t wait for my semester of college to end so I can hide away with this!!!!! GAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHH. Happy Dance!

  22. 72
    Melanie says:

    Beth you little dynamo! I can’t wait to read your novel. You and your studies are a great blessing to me!

  23. 73
    Nancy says:

    What a well done promo piece! I was exhausted and giggling by the end. Congratulations on the completion of your first novel. I want one for my September birthday.

  24. 74
    Sandy Bowers says:

    LOL. You’re such a goofball! Can’t wait to read this. <3

  25. 75
    Kathy says:

    My my my!!! Am I impressed. I’m so glad you were able to finish this dream…. Well done dear sister in Christ. Blessings & congratulations….

  26. 76
    Sharon says:

    Thank you so much for coming to Waco. Thank you so much for being a servent of our Lord. The words He gives you grows my heart and inspire me to seek more. The music was wonderful as well. To God be the glory.

  27. 77
    Darcy Hicks says:

    Oh my word!! I am so excited about this and so excited for you to achieve this goal! Can’t wait to get my hands on it!

  28. 78
    Cathy Truss says:

    I was wondering if I could find out what Bible Beth used in her conference in Waco. My granddaughter wants a red-edged, ESV Bible for her college graduation. I have been unable to find the red edge, but I noticed the one Beth used had red edges.

  29. 79
    Renee Yoder says:

    Congratulations!! Can’t wait to read it.

  30. 80
    Christine says:

    So looking forward to this 🙂

  31. 81
    God's Runner says:

    A little insight into the book and/or it’s major themes would have been a nice addition to your promotional video, but oh well. 🙂 To God be the glory!

  32. 82
    Sandy Scherer says:

    Beth, I confess, I’m jealous! I’ve been trying to write a novel since I felt God’s call in 2002! But if anyone deserves to have it just “flow out” of them, it’s you! Congratulations!

    For those of you who want to know more about the novel and might want to pre-order it, go to Amazon.com.

    I can’t wait to read it, it sounds great!

  33. 83
    Patti Hayes says:

    Congratulations! Can’t wait to read it, but I’m not going to until the fiction series I’ve been working on is complete, at which time I will reward myself with what I know will be an amazing read. Thanks for the motivation, too. In fact, all my Siesta friends can be my witnesses, I’m setting a deadline for completing the manuscripts by September 20 just so I can read it when it comes out. I’ve finished the first one, I’m halfway through the second, and the framework is in place for the third, so this can be done. Just the same, prayers are appreciated and cherished.

  34. 84
    Melinda says:

    So excited you finally wrote a novel! 😀 Love all your Bible Studies (especially Daniel), so can’t wait to read this book.

  35. 85
    carla lee Lee says:

    So excited to read your novel! But that tease NOT funny! LOL Get on with the next one girl. Luv ya

  36. 86
    Kathy says:



    Being a born and raised “YAT” (local name for a New Orleanian) I am always skeptical when an author sets her work in my city. But I cannot tell you how pleased I was as I read your book. No fake accents, no being able to get from the French Quarter to a bayou in five minutes and no representation of us as a dead and lost city. I have a friend who was a partial owner of a building on St. Charles Ave. – a converted church!! And I am sure I have run across a few Adellas around here. So, I wanted to tell you how pleased I was to read your book and how much I thoroughly enjoy it.

    I have done some of your Bible studies including the one where you were based out of the Franklin Avenue Baptist Church. I enjoyed sitting under your tutelage and learned much from you about our Lord and Savior Jesus.

    If it took five years to produce this fiction please know that to me the time spent is appreciated. I laughed and cried with your characters. They developed slowly yet deeply as the book went on, like a good friendship. Even the characters in law enforcement were not one dimensional and were portrayed as human like the rest of us. The multilayered stories, both past and present were captivating. The storyline kept me wanting to read longer each time I picked it up. I was blessed to be on vacation at the time and was able to dive in and keep going longer than my schedule usually allows. And I was somewhat sad to let it end!
    I find TV and the movies to be so uninspiring now and so I spend more free time reading. And the time I do have to escape to fiction I direct myself to “Christian Fiction”, a broad category and one I sometimes find is more fiction than Christian. But I felt you conveyed your love of Jesus without being predictable or overbearing. You gave me what I look for in this genre: ways to look at my life, to question choices, to discover the effects of certain actions, to admire and mimic certain people, to sympathize with others, and to experience another’s struggles and accomplishments in her prayer life.
    So if I have to, I will wait another five years for one of your fiction works. Like a good gumbo, some things just can’t be rushed!
    Kathy LeBlanc Plauche

  37. 87
    Phyllis Piatt says:

    I just finished your first novel and can’t wait until there are more!!! Christian fiction is a blessing and I’m thankful you are now among my favorite authors. God bless your ministery through writing.

  38. 88
    Ann Lovell says:

    Such a wonderful Christian novel. Wish there were more like this one. I have been blessed in so many ways in my 80 years of being a Christian. Yes, there have been hardships, but Jesus and my faith brought me through it all. He continues to bless me every day,
    I pray that He will inspire you to write another.

    God bless you,

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    Lynn Trollope says:

    Such an amazing book! I couldn’t put it down! It renewed my hope in what opening your heart can do. Can’t wait for your next one!

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