The Murder was Just the Beginning...

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About Cain

The world's first murder was just the beginning. Inflamed by jealousy and on the brink of madness, Cain--firstborn among men--brutally beats his twin brother, Abel, to death. As the family struggles to believe God hasn't abandoned them, Cain flees into the wilderness with the growing fear that murdering his brother might have birthed an unstoppable evil. Soon, all of life balances upon one perilous question: is the monster inside Cain the gateway to godhood or the end of mankind?

If you enjoy lyrical writing that dives deep into human nature, takes you to rich, vibrant places you've never been to before, and inspires you to see the Scriptures anew, then you'll love Cain, the first installment of Brennan McPherson's dark and intense biblical fiction series based on Genesis.

Buy Cain today to explore the fascinating and troubled lives of the world's first family, and to enjoy the book one reader called, "a profound, entertaining read...(that) offers real hope to the evil that crouches at our doorstep."


A stunning and captivating novel. Brennan McPherson’s fluid prose and vivid imagination are a treat for the senses, bringing to life one of the Old Testament’s most enigmatic figures.

Billy Coffey

Critically acclaimed author of When Mockingbirds Sing and The Devil Walks in Mattingly

A wonderful novel that explores the ‘what ifs’ of the world’s first family. Brennan McPherson explores the questions we’ve all had about Adam and Eve. ‘What happened to Cain?’ is just the beginning. Brennan writes in a refreshing style that makes you want to read more, and I expect this novel is just the first of many more to come.

Gordon Robertson

CEO, The Christian Broadcasting Network

Orson Scott Card meets Stephen King. An imaginative debut novel that explores the first murder and makes us aware of the Cain in all of us. McPherson can write, and his beautiful language is both artistic and thought provoking.

William Sirls

Best-selling author of The Reason and The Sinners’ Garden

With literary skill and respect to the original text, McPherson weaves a terrific ‘what if ’ story on the life of Cain, all the while exploring the depths of temptation, sin, and above all, God’s unfathomable mercy.

Bill Myers

Best-selling author of Eli

About Brennan McPherson

Brennan McPherson has always wanted to tell stories, but it wasn’t until his junior year in college that he built up the nerve to try. Now he writes dark biblical fiction with a fantasy twist that puts flesh on some of the most well-recognized characters of all time. Brennan is married to his best friend, works full time at a small nonprofit, and plays the drums in his spare time. Visit him at, where he blogs on the intersection of art and faith.