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Henry O. Arnold: Acting, The Chosen, a Giveaway & More

I hope you enjoy my Zoom chat with Biblical Fiction author Henry O. Arnold as much as I did. We had lots of fun talking about his acting career, how that evolved into writing fiction, and much more.

Be sure to comment below by June 13 for a chance to win paperback copies of all three of his books in The Song of Prophets and Kings series. (US winner only)

Comment on this Zoom interview with #biblicalfiction author Henry O. Arnold by June 13 for a chance to win all 3 books in The Song of Prophets and Kings series! (US winner only) #giveaway #amreading


Join the conversation. What part of Henry’s interview inspired you most? Do his books sound interesting to you? What questions or comments do you have for Henry?

Be sure to leave your comment below by June 13 for a chance to win all three books in The Song of Prophets and Kings series! (US winner only)

The Singer of Israel book cover

The Singer of Israel by Henry O. Arnold

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The last official act of the prophet of Yahweh was to secretly anoint a replacement for the king of Israel who has been brought low by an unbalanced mind. The great prophet of Israel lives in fear of the wrath of the king. Then out of the hills of Bethlehem emerges the last-born son of a family of shepherds to become the unforeseen hero of Israel.

When David sings of the glory of Yahweh, this shepherd wins the hearts of the royal family and restores King Saul’s troubled mind. But when the singer/shepherd defeats the champion of the Philistines in single combat, David becomes forever known as “the giant-slayer.” Saul quickly sees that David is now a threat to his kingdom and secretly plots to have him killed.

David may be the champion of the people of Israel, but he must live under the constant threat of Saul’s wrath until he is finally forced to flee for his life.

The Singer of Israel is a tale of triumph and tribulation, deepest love and burning rivalries: the new epoch is given a voice…and it is The Song of Prophets and Kings.

Henry O. Arnold co-authored the novel Hometown Favorite, with Bill Barton, and a work of nonfiction, KABUL24, with Ben Pearson. He co-wrote and produced with Steve Taylor and Ben Pearson the film The Second Chance, starring Michael W. Smith. He wrote the screenplay for the documentary on evangelist Billy Graham, God’s Ambassador and the documentary KABUL24, based on the book. His latest documentary film I Go to The Rock: The Gospel Roots of Whitney Houston is now available on streaming services.

Arnold’s latest acting credits were supporting roles in Rabbit Room Theatre’s production of The Hiding Place. The stage play has been filmed and will be a two-day global cinematic event in 2023 before becoming available on certain streaming services. 

The Singer of Israel is the third volume in his historical fiction series, The Song of Prophets and Kings. The first two volumes, A Voice Within the Flame, and Crown of the Warrior King, are also published by WhiteFire Publishing. The fourth volume in this series, The Fugitive King, will be released by WhiteFire Publishing in the fall of 2023. A fifth and final volume will be released sometime in 2025.

He lives on a farm in Tennessee with his lovely wife Kay. They have two beautiful daughters married to two handsome men with three above-average grandchildren. 

Connect with Henry: Website / WhiteFire Publishing

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Check out these previous interviews with Terrie Todd, Sarah Anne Crouch, and Jann Franklin.

As a Jesus girl for more than thirty years, Deena Adams understands how important hope is to daily life, which fuels her passion to inspire others through hope-filled fiction based on true to life stories. She is represented by Tamela Hancock Murray of the Steve Laube Agency and is a multi-award-winning writer, an active ACFW member, and ACFW Virginia president. Connect with Deena through her website, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.


  • Lual Krautter

    Sounds like a biblical great series! Would love to win! Thanks for the opportunity to hear this interview and enter this wonderful giveaway! God bless!

    • Henry O. Arnold III

      Lual, thank you for watching the interview. We had a good time chatting. I think this series takes a compelling look at these powerful biblical stories we know and puts them in a dramatic and entertaining context which I hope will deepen one’s faith or draw a seeker into the wonderful mystery of fellowship with God. Thank you for your interest in these novels. Book #4 comes out November 15, 2023.

  • Nyla Kay Wilkerson

    This was very nice. He is a new to me author, but I love Biblical fiction!

    • Henry O. Arnold III

      Thanks for watching the interview, Nyla. I think you might enjoy this series. So often when we know these great stories from the Bible we miss opportunities to imagine what might have been going on in between what was recorded. This was part of the joy I had in writing these novels. Again, thanks for watching the podcast.

  • Laura WoffordLaura Wofford

    Wow what an interesting interview Thank you for sharing. Will definitely be getting myself copies of these books.

    • Henry O. Arnold III

      Thank you, Laura. It was a fun conversation, and thank you for enthusiasm. Book #4, “The Fugitive King,” will be out November 15, 2023. There will be a #5 in the future to complete the series. I hope you enjoy these novels. I was a joy to write them.

  • Lynn Moore

    Henry…Deena….”Thank you” both for sharing this interview! Y’all packed a lot into a little bit of time. Henry…between writing & acting & everyday life… surely have a busy & full life.
    Blessings on all your giftings!

    Lynn Moore

  • Henry O. Arnold III

    Thank you, Jeanette.
    I learned very quickly to take Kay’s advice. I am a most fortunte man for her to have said “yes” to the invitation to spend a lifetime together. She is my first mate, first reader, and first love.
    I hope you enjoy “The Song of Prophets and Kings.” And “The Hiding Place” will be in theatres in limited release August 3 & 5. It is a powerful story and is beautifully filmed.

  • Henry O. Arnold III

    Thank you, Deena for inviting me onto your podcast. It was such a pleasure.
    My “The Song of Prophets and Kings” series is a true labor of love and I hope
    will bring readers into the wonderful world of biblical fiction. You are a great encourager
    and I greatly appreciate it.

  • Deena Adams

    Jeanette, thank you so much for adding to the conversation. Corrie Ten Boom and Abby Johnson are certainly influential women in so many ways. I’m glad they helped lead you to helping women in crisis pregancies choose life. What a wonderful ministry. I pray God will bless you as you move forward with the maternity home. I wish you the best in the giveaway! Thanks again for stopping by.

  • Jeanette Davis

    Wow! What a resume. I love your comment about your family because I too have two beautiful daughters and two ‘above average’ grandchildren! This series, Song of Phophets and Kings, sounds wonderful as does Home Town Favorite. I love your wife’s advice and glad you took it (as you always should!) and look forward to this series coming in 2024…sounds like something else I would love to spend time with. Thank you for writing these as well as acting in the Hiding Place, I read that book as well as the Watchmaker’s Daughter by Larry Loftis, Corrie Ten Boom is a person who has inspired me along with Abby Johnson (Unplanned) to open a maternity home to help women choose life for their unborn children so they both hold a spot in my heart. Thank you for the opportunity to win your series…and for your interview with Deena.