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Elaine R Kelly, Author of historial fiction empowering women and affirming LGBTQ+. 

Elaine blogs about church history, women in the Bible, and egalitarian biblical interpretations.


Forgotten Followers from Broken to Bold, Book 1

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After years of submission, Mara is afraid and unsure about everything--especially her nephew, Jesus. Then he is chased off a cliff, and Mara is forced into the unknown. At the same time, Joanna grapples with hiding her mixed-race heritage or losing her family and community. Despite trauma and danger, they join the rebel prophet. Will Jesus's opposition to the establishment endanger their lives?

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Because She Was Called, From Broken to Bold, book 2

A Novel of the Early Church 

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After legalists kill Stephen, followers of The Way scatter. Susannah takes off to Caesarea and lands in the arms of a deacon. But will romance pull her away from obeying God's call? Torn by grief and anger, where will Joanna turn for shelter? Will she testify before powerful men? Will loyalty to Jesus cost her the loss of her son?

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The Sword: A Fun Way to Engage in Healthy Debate on What the Bible Says About a Woman's Role 
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Imagine the Bible as the Spirit's powerful Sword. What if people learned to handle this Sword to cut away barriers between us? 

This book of 104 flashcards shows opposing viewpoints of selected controversial passages. 

Check out this sample excerpt from The Sword - then buy it on Amazon!

Free Discussion Questions for Forgotten Followers (suitable for small groups)

Since Forgotten Followers from Broken to Bold covers the period of the four gospels, it is an ideal book to stimulate group discussion of Jesus, his life and teachings, his interactions with women, and the  themes of biblical equality.


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How can biblical truth be honoured in fiction?

I like to think of biblical fiction as a parable, an earthly story revealing divine truth. 

We perform a drama when we take Holy Communion, reenacting the roles of Jesus and the disciples.

We fictionalize the birth of Jesus at each Christmas pageant.

Through the centuries, churches have commissioned art to tell biblical stories to an illiterate population.

In the 16th century, Ignatius of Loyal encouraged imagining yourself in Bible stories as a method of prayer, contemplation, and reflection.

Click for my article: How to Read Biblical Fiction

Free Reference Note for
Forgotten Followers

Do you want to compare the novel to the biblical narrative?

Do you want to reconsider ideas presented in the novel?

Do you want to look at how fiction can help us understand biblical truths? Forgotten Followers from Broken to Bold highlights universal themes of racism, abuse, and equality. Being based on the Gospels, it brings hope and healing. 

Click for your Free Reference Note citing biblical passages and insights for each chapter of Forgotten Followers, together with reflection questions and prayer prompts. 

Free Design!

To identify my novel as an affirming Christian fiction, I created this logo of a rainbow and a fish. It indicates an LGBTQ+ affirming Christian, Queer Christian, or ally. I have made it available free on Canva for use on your personal profile, your book, organization or affirming church.


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LGBTQ affirming Christian logo

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GIVE SMART: How to make a Dramatic Difference with your Donation Dollar  (2008)

While a professional financial advisor, Elaine R Kelly authored this fiction about a woman considering charitable giving. It shows Canadian strategies to give with the heart and to give smart. 

It is still available on Amazon

FREE: Discover your Giving Personality  (Appendix 1)

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