Stan Escott

Stan Escott, a retired university professor and lay pastor, is the author of A Life for Barabbas. Starting his professional career as a reporter at the Muncie Star and other Indiana papers, he then earned his PhD in developmental psychology and has served as a teacher, administrator and counselor. Turning to writing as an outlet in response to personal loss, he began to compose reflections on topics such as faith, grief and humor. In 2020, when Covid-19 related restrictions on gatherings hit his Bible study group, Stan created an informal email network, entitled Watchwords, supplying daily devotionals and morale sustaining humor. He continues to write and send these devotionals out, with an online signup now available. A LIFE FOR BARABBAS, is a thoroughly researched work of historical Christian fiction, is set during the 40 years between the crucifixion of Jesus and the siege of Jerusalem. More books are in the works. Learn more – and sign up for Watchwords – at

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Release Date: October 30th, 2020