There weren’t many questions, but I’ll try to answer them.
Let me clarify my comments about charts, maps, and glossaries–I don’t hate them, in fact, I’ll agree that they’re often useful. But as a reader, I find them off-putting when they’re at the front of a book. As a writer, I try to keep my cast of characters manageable and I try to define unfamiliar terms in context. And yes, if a map is important, by all means, put it up front. Sometimes a picture is worth ten thousand words. 🙂
And Kay, about Herod and your time line–I grappled with this when I was working on THE NATIVITY STORY and MAGDALENE. And there’s no problem at all if you place Jesus’ birth at 1 or 0 A.D. –Herod then dies, if memory serves, in the year 4 A.D. I found lots of support for that date as regarding Herod and Jesus.
Peggy asked if the Joseph books were available: they are DREAMERS, BROTHERS, and JOURNEY, and they are available as used books on Amazon.com.
Thanks for coming along on another BOM!