David I. Telbat is a Christian author who writes in many genres, but especially Christian action-adventure, espionage, and suspense. He wrote his first novel at age 14, and hasn't stopped since!
Telbat's Tablet, David's website/blog (http://ditelbat.com), offers FREE weekly Christian action, adventure, and suspense short stories, or serialized novels. On his site, he also shares weekly his author reflections on different subjects, his writing experiences, and occasional challenges to the Christian Church. You will find a list of publishing credits and awards onsite, as well, which includes print and digital publications, and anthologies.
D.I. Telbat has written a series of four covert, Christian suspense novels in The COIL Series, as well as standalone novels Sea Scribe, God's Colonel, and Jaguar Dusk. He has a free collection of shorts stories for download as well, called COIL Extractions.
Getting into trouble with the law as a young man became a turning point in David's life. The Lord used that experience to draw David into a personal relationship with Him. Re-focusing his life for Christ, David now seeks to honor God with his life and his writing.
Because of his interest in the Persecuted Church and missions, many of D.I. Telbat's stories are about persecuted Christians--their hardships, sacrifices, and rescues. Many of his novels include espionage and sometimes spiritual battles.
David studied writing in college, and worked in the newspaper field, but now he is doing what he loves: writing and ministry. When not busy with ministry, he focuses on writing novels, short stories, blog posts, and curriculum for prison ministries.
Though now living in California, he has kept his home office in the Northwest U.S. where his assistant, Dee, lives and helps with his writing and editing needs.
There is no redemption without sacrifice.
Where to find D.I. Telbat online
Believers' Boot Camp: Training for Action & Suspense
At C.O.I.L.'s boot camp, agents train and prepare committed Christians for the End Days ahead. No one ever said it was easy being a Christian. When a vicious enemy from North Korea threatens thousands of believers, veteran Special Agent Brody Sladrick embraces the obstacle for Christ. But Sladrick finds it hard to focus on the grim matters at hand with the beautiful agent partnering with him.
Soldier of Hope
Meet Soldier of Hope, POW Army Ranger Jeff Grant. After six years in Taliban captivity, he runs for his life in an effort to return to his praying family in America. Though the US government believes he's dead, Jeff has thrived as a porter for the militants. But escaping and evading his captors is not so easy in Afghanistan. The militants are armed and bloodthirsty, and the terrain is unforgiving.
Mothers of Faith: A Mother's Day Delivery
Mothers of Faith: A Mother's Day Delivery by D.I. Telbat, finds C.O.I.L. Operative Deidre Kovak deployed by Agent Corban Dowler for a special task for Mother's Day. Five strangers, all unsuspecting mothers of C.O.I.L. agents, are about to receive a surprise visit from Deidre, who offers each a distinct opportunity to serve Jesus Christ. Their faith will be tested, but not in any way they imagined.
(5.00 from 1 review)
Ex-Marine and oilfield chopper pilot, Carson Adams, is called upon to secretly infiltrate Saudi Arabia to rescue a condemned missionary and a kidnapped family. Using the Christian underground and resources from C.O.I.L., Carson reaches out to Muslim extremists for survival, even as he smuggles Bibles into the closed country. Arabian Variable by D.I. Telbat is a knockout novel of thrill and action!
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Suspense continues as the faith of C.O.I.L. founder Corban Dowler is tested to the max when killers target him and his family on the streets of N.Y.C. He is forced underground after he is the object of a car bomb, and Luigi attempts to stand in the gap for Corban by serving Corban's God. The knot of darkness they hope to untangle proves more sinister than imagined as they race against the clock.
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
As America collapses and the Antichrist rises as supreme from the carnage, a broken family struggles to survive the devastation of the Final Tribulation. Caught in the crossfire of End Time plagues that strike the earth with fiery judgment, each family member faces hard decisions and trials as they witness non-compliant underground Christians dragged to the guillotine. God's Colonel by D.I. Telbat
Sea Scribe: A Covert Christian Mission Suspense
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
Troy Forge was stabbed 47 times, and he now lives to hate the man who scarred and damaged him for life. But Troy answers the desperate cry from persecuted Christians in North Korea and is willing to risk everything to deliver a secret package. Join Troy in Sea Scribe, a stand-alone suspense novel, for many risks and dangers on his catamaran on the high seas, and a dangerous smuggling mission!
(4.33 from 3 reviews)
In Dark Rule, Book 3 in the C.O.I.L. Series, Nathan Isaacson begins his solo spy career by traveling to the South Pacific to infiltrate the crew of a dark foe and locate a beautiful missing Chinese agent. It's a spy game to test Nathan's every spiritual and physical muscle. And in the Greek Isles Special Forces collide with power-hungry socialists. Nathan prays he can save all from the dark rule.
(5.00 from 1 review)
There is an evil more dangerous than a jaguar, and grieving wildlife photographer Eero Haug is recruited by C.O.I.L. to track it down. Armed with nonlethal weapons and animal instinct, Eero trains a unique team of Christian misfits from diverse backgrounds. Team Jaguar emerges from the dusk to plunge onto the scene of an international plot to destroy Christ's ambassadors. And then there's Julie...
In C.O.I.L. Extractions, a Short Story Collection, we find a sampling of D.I. Telbat's Christian fiction adventure stories. Each story shows a unique side of service for the Lord, and we are reminded that there is no redemption without sacrifice.
(4.75 from 4 reviews)
As the saga continues in Dark Hearted, Book Two in the C.O.I.L. Series, we again join Corban Dowler and his team as they fight against the darkness known as Abaddon. From searching for C.O.I.L. operatives, to uncovering an unprecedented evil plan in Europe, to holding off renegades at an African refugee camp, the suspense heightens as the C.O.I.L. team fights to serve God and preserve His people.
Dark Liaison: A Christian Suspense Novel
(5.00 from 1 review)
In Dark Liaison, A Christian Suspense Novel, Book One in the C.O.I.L. Series by D.I. Telbat, we meet ex-C.I.A. agent, Corban Dowler. As darkness closes in on God's servants, Corban's C.O.I.L. organization exists only to rescue the desperate and persecuted from the talons of evil. Killing is not the C.O.I.L. way, but the Dark Liaison has no such qualms and waits to stab at the heart of C.O.I.L.
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