According to Wikipedia, an epigram is a brief, interesting, memorable, and sometimes surprising statement. This literary device has been employed for over two millennia. The only book with which I did not employ an epigram was my first, The Olympian, A Tale of Ancient Hellas, and my cop thriller, DWI: Dying While Intoxicated. With the others ….
The Hamsa, Raphael answered, ‘I will go with him; so do not fear. We shall leave in good health and return to you in good health, because the way is safe.’ Tobit 5:16
Tobit and the Hoodoo Man, A Mystical Tale from the Civil War South, I never disregard any narrative as unhistorical simply on the ground that it includes the miraculous. C.S. Lewis
The Sixth Day, a 17,175-Word Novella About Creation and Prizefighting, For thus says the Lord, the God of Israel: Write all the words I have spoken to you in a book. Jeremiah 30: 1-2
And most recently,
Gaspar, Another Tale of the Christ, “I am the same to all beings.” The Bhagavad Gita
I hope you will agree that my choice of epigrams accurately reflects the content of each book.