Mesu’s Blog

  • Welcome, Jill Eileen Smith! February 19, 2018 by Mesu Andrews Featured Articles - I’m so excited to introduce you to the lady that opened the door for our current resurgence of quality biblical novels. When I took my first book proposal to a writer’s conference in 2001, I ...
  • Nicknames, Name Changes, & Nightmare Pronunciations February 5, 2018 by Mesu Andrews Featured Articles - If you’ve ever read one of my novels, you know they’re filled with difficult-to-pronounce names. I try to extend mercy to my readers by assigning nicknames to the characters, a practice I’ve found nowhere in ...
  • Who is Hephzibah? January 15, 2018 by Mesu Andrews Featured Articles - There are several women in Scripture for whom my heart absolutely aches. Leah, because her husband Jacob openly loved his other wife, Rachel, more. Mary, the mother of Jesus, whose joy of birth and early motherhood ...
  • Who is Micah? January 1, 2018 by Mesu Andrews Featured Articles -   When we look at the people in our churches, we see great variety. Tall and short. Young and old. Thin and . . . not so thin (especially after all those Thanksgiving and Christmas goodies!). Big churches, ...
  • Who is Ahaz? December 17, 2017 by Mesu Andrews Featured Articles - When was the last time you ran into an “Ahaz?” I think the wacko sea captain that chased Moby Dick is the only Ahaz I’ve ever heard of—well, besides the scoundrel-king we’ll talk about today. ...
  • Who Is Hezekiah? December 4, 2017 by Mesu Andrews Featured Articles - Hezekiah is an Old Testament king that I’m excited to meet in heaven. I have this image of him in my head—tall, dark, and handsome sort. His story can be found in three books of ...
  • Who is Abijah? November 20, 2017 by Mesu Andrews Featured Articles - With a name like “Mesu,” I’ve never had to worry about which Mesu someone was talking about. Abijah, however, is another story. If we had an “Abijah Bible reunion,” eight people would walk off the ...
  • Who Is Isaiah? November 6, 2017 by Mesu Andrews Featured Articles - When children list their superheroes, we get Batman, Superman, Spiderman, and maybe—now that we’re raising more sophisticated children—Captain America and/or Iron Man. Diligent, Bible-teaching parents might invest in the Super Heroes of the Bible Sticker ...
  • Who Is Isaiah’s Wife? October 16, 2017 by Mesu Andrews Featured Articles - I attended my favorite annual conference—ACFW (American Christian Fiction Writers)—at the end of September. It's always fun to meet new-to-me authors—some published, some aspiring, and some so new to writing they’re not even aspiring yet!   ...
  • Who is Isaiah’s Daughter? October 2, 2017 by Mesu Andrews Featured Articles - Let’s face it…daughters are a special class of people. I’m one. I birthed two. And I’m a proud GramMesu to four grand ones! Sons and grandsons are wonderful, too, I know—I’m married to an amazing ...