by Daniel Diehl




Noah’s wife and sons knew he was old but they assumed his claim of being over 600 years old was a joke. But when he begins hearing a disembodied voice claiming to be an unknown God who was about to destroy the world, they begin fearing for his sanity. When Noah insists on building a huge ship to save his family they are certain that advancing age is destroying his mind – at least that’s what they think until the mysterious strangers appear out of the desert and claim they have been sent to help Noah build his great ship. Finally accepting this strange situation, Noah’s sons agree to help build the ship, but as construction progresses relations between Noah’s family and their neighbors deteriorate into ugly confrontations and threats of violence. Then, as the ship nears completion, it begins to rain…and then the real problems start.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781492949886
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 12/20/2013
Pages: 414
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.85(d)

About the Author

Daniel Diehl has been an author, writer and investigative historian for thirty-five years. For nearly twenty years Diehl has been involved in writing for publication and documentary television production. Mr. Diehl’s work has won awards from the Houston (Texas) Film Festival, the National Trust for Historic Preservation (US) and the City of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Arts Foundation. Working alone and as a part of the multi-award winning team of Daniel Diehl and Mark Donnelly, Diehl has produced work in two main categories; trade publication and television documentary scripts. His canon of work includes twenty non-fiction books (which have been translated into ten foreign languages), one previous work of fiction and scripts for more than one hundred and seventy hours of documentary television primarily for A&E Network, The History Channel, History International, Biography Channel and Discovery Network.

In addition to his books and scripts Diehl has served as historical consultant on such films as The Color Purple (Amblin Entertainment, 1986), Darrow (PBS Television Theatre, 1991) and Baskin’s Run (Finnegan’s Wake Productions, 1994). He has also written for such periodicals as Victorian Homes, Gilded Age (which he also edited), Old House Journal, Sacred Spaces, Country Victorian, FLAIR, Tournaments Illuminated, Popular Woodworking, Conde Nast Traveler and numerous other publications. He has also contributed short stories and wrote the introduction for Midici Books' collection '303 Short Stories'.

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Deluge 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
sportzmomof5 More than 1 year ago
I was given this book in exchange for an honest review. I found this to be a very interesting perspective of Noah and the great flood. Noah's story is brought into the modern age. I will never be able to look at the old Bible story the same way. Mr. Diehl has an amazing skill for story telling. I look forward to reading more from this author.
slvie More than 1 year ago
The author's plausible interpretation of the story of Noah, the ark and the flood captured me and I was mesmerized from start to finish. The characters, dialogue and settings were so realistic I was on the edge of my seat all the way through. The way the story was laid out and put together, the construction of the ark, the times and customs of the people, all of that was very believable and fascinating. The author used three ancient sources to base his book on. The book of Genesis in the Bible, the book of Noah and the Epic of Gilgamesh. Outstanding! I recommend this to any and all. I received this free through Library Thing giveaways for an honest review. No compensation involved. I hope the author does more along these lines in the future. WOW!
LadyStarDragomir More than 1 year ago
I just finished reading Deluge. It is written by Daniel Diehl. It is the about Noah's Ark. It is based on what it says happened in the Bible and what history says as well. It is written in a narrative story about Noah and his family. He has them speaking in modern language. I personally find it very creative how he was able to create such a captivating narrative story about Noah and his family. He even managed to make it unique. There are many stories out there about Noah's Ark. This had it's own personal little twist. It was amazing. I absolutely loved it! The only thing I didn't really like was the transitioning. In some places it was really great, but in some places it was really poor. There were many times I had to go back and re-read passages because I was unaware points of view had changed because it flowed right from one point of view to another without any indication that it switched. That's the only real problem I had with it I recommend this book to anybody who loves religious stories. I also recommend this book to anybody who loves history. I love how he took a historical event and mad a truly amazing narrative story out of it. I have to give him props for that. It was truly amazing!