Last year I read the book ‘The Secret Book of Kings’ by Yochi Brandes, a novel based on the Books of Samuel, which gives a different perspective to the story to that found in scripture. I agreed with Brandes on some areas, disagreed with her on others, but overall found the book thought provoking, if problematic to the sensibilities of some.
I was wondering if there is any good biblical fiction (or fiction with biblical themes) out there from a more orthodox point of view. Not just books, but also Movies, TV shows etc. And why is so much popular culture based on the Bible of such poor quality? I would like to see creators try something different, rather than writing generic biblical epics. The Book of Judges could work well as a dark comedy, which is both serious and funny at the same time.
If anyone was interested, I am currently writing my own biblical fiction, a prelude to the story of the flood in the form of a Sumerian style literary debate between drought and flood.