Robert Crompton


I've worked in the chemical industry and in townplanning. I've been a barman and a parson. I suppose I have been a historian as well because my first book, Counting the Days to Armageddon, was a history of a fringe religious group. But at heart I'm a storyteller.

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How to Write a Gospel
Price: $1.50 USD. (Free!) Words: 29,200. Language: British English. Published: March 18, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Biblical Commentary / General
Robert Crompton is a novelist and a retired Methodist minister. In “How to Write a Gospel” he takes a break from novel-writing and retraces a journey through the stories of the Bible. This journey has brought him to The Gospel of Eleazar, a retelling of the story of Jesus (aka Yeshua), but without the miraculous and without the supernatural.
Solomon's Magpie
Price: $2.99 USD. (Free!) Words: 57,490. Language: English. Published: January 13, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
With Solomon's Magpie Robert Crompton returns to his favourite haunts in Cheshire to disentangle a story told by Solomon Whitaker, boatman, basket-maker and brewer. Solomon heard the tale from his mother and he went to the trouble of learning to read and write so that he could set it down.
Price: $1.50 USD. (Free!) Words: 82,510. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
The story of an eccentric man, who lives his life by his own rules and plays havoc in the lives of other people, who cannot seem to disentangle themselves from him. Bunderlin may be a criminal, a murderer even, but Martin isn't sure...
Leaving Gilead
Price: $0.99 USD. (Free!) Words: 66,680. Language: English. Published: October 8, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
When Melanie rebels against the authoritarian religion of her family, she is cut off and has to make her way in life alone. Only then does she learn about Susan who had broken free a generation earlier.
Jehovah in the New World Translation of the Christian Greek Scriptures
Price: Free! Words: 8,850. Language: English. Published: June 11, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Biblical Commentary / New Testament
A study of the Watchtower Society's supposed restoration of the name Jehovah in the version of the New Testament used by all Jehovah's Wiitnesses.

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  • Understanding Jehovah's Witness Children - A Guide for Schools (revised Jan 2016) on Dec. 11, 2015

    In this simple guide, Caroline Norton has provided a much-needed tool for busy teachers who would appreciate some help in understanding what makes the JWs kids in their classes tick. Or not tick, as the case may be. There will be lots in here that the reader will want to follow up and Caroline has provided a very useful list of resources for further reading.