Hello! I’m Jonathan Macnab, writer of The Hidden Kingdom book series. I write stories because I believe that in every story there are shards of truth that connect with desires written into the spirit of mankind. Stories speak to us at a deep, spiritual level, whether we intend them to do so or not, because we are part of a story. We are part of God’s story. Finding our place in that story is the single most important thing we will ever do in our life, because all true life comes out of it.
So, I write. I write the stories of us all, and I do it through fiction, because imagination is built into who we are. We are meant to dream, to see the unseen and wait for it to come. That is why I write with hope, hope for what could be, what should be – if the world were as God intended. My books all come from taking a long, hard look at my own soul, and asking my Father God what it is that He intended when He made me, and what He intended for the world around me and it’s beautiful people. God’s word says “Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you. Before you were born, I set you apart…”(Jeremiah 1:5), and I take God at His word. He has a purpose for me, and, because He is the only good Father, He shows me who I am day by day, teaching me. As He shares with me the truth about myself and about the world, I want to share it with you.
So, on this website you can expect to find regular musings on identity, the nature of truth, and how story can help people to discover their God-given destiny. I hope to also offer whatever God teaches me on writing and how to write great stories with great characters that touch people at a personal level, so bear with me as I fail, learn, and try again.
On the above menu, you can find a list of the books that I have written and links to where to get them, as well as semi-regular updates on the book(s) that I am currently working on. Otherwise, just enjoy the blog posts page, populated with what will likely always be some combination of literary and spiritual thoughts and short stories. I may occasionally recommend some websites or resources for people on their spiritual journeys as well as for aspiring authors out there. If you wish to contact me, feel free to do so, and you will get precisely me, no more and no less, hopefully on a day when Jesus and I are very close. I do my best to stay in touch with anyone who wishes to connect with me, because God built us for connections. It’s the most exciting part of life.