In Take Four, after Chase Ryan returns to his family and a job in his hometown, filmmakers Keith Ellison and Dayne Matthews finally ink a deal to have the nation's top young actor star in their current film. But at the same time, the actor takes a very public fall that threatens his reputation among his fan base. Meanwhile, healing happens for Andi Ellison in her relationship with God, her family, and those she loves, but is it too late? The new producers find they must truly act as missionaries in order to help save the film, their families, and the young movie star. Breakthroughs take place that the public will never know about, as the possibility of saving the world through film is finally a very real possibility.
New York Times bestselling author Karen Kingsbury is America's favorite inspirational novelist, with over 20 million books in print. Her Life-Changing Fiction has produced multiple bestsellers, including Unlocked, Leaving, Take One, Between Sundays, Even Now, One Tuesday Morning, Beyond Tuesday Morning, and Ever After, which was named the 2007 Christian Book of the Year. An award-winning author and newly published songwriter, Karen has several movies optioned for production, and her novel Like Dandelion Dust was made into a major motion picture and is now available on DVD. Karen is also a nationally known speaker with several women's groups including Women of Faith. She lives in Tennessee with her husband, Don, and their five sons, three of whom are adopted from Haiti. Their daughter Kelsey is married to Christian artist Kyle Kupecky. SPANISH BIO: Karen Kingsbury es autora de mas de treinta titulos, incluyendo algunos EXITOS de venta, uno de los cuales se uso para la pelicula de la semana de CBS. Es una de las atoras favoritas de novelas inspiradoras.Se han impreso mas de dos millones de ejemplares de sus libros. Kingsbury reside en el estado de Washington con Don, su esposo, y sus seis hijos, tres de los cuales los adotatron en Haiti.
Concluding Kingsbury's series featuring former missionaries--turned--film producers Chase Ryan and Keith Ellison (Take Three), this entry finds Chase returning to his hometown, while Keith hooks up with filmmaker Dayne Matthews. The two are ready to celebrate their success after signing one of Hollywood's top stars for their next project when their leading man is involved in a public scandal. Suddenly it is up to Keith and Dayne to save their own reputations and that of their star. VERDICT Kingsbury has been dubbed the 'Queen of CF' by Time magazine for good reason. Her emotionally charged novels often contain a strong romantic component and feature Christians at odds with their everyday world. This title is no exception. Recommend this one to readers who enjoy well-drawn characters and contemporary settings. -- Library Journal
Andi Ellison is struggling with the choice of whether or not to keep her baby. She thought God was telling her to give it up for adoption. But ever since the ultrasound, when she finds out it's a boy, he seems more of a reality, and it's harder to imagine giving him up. Bailey Flanigan is trying out for a lead role in Keth Ellison's (Andi's father) newest Hollywood film, Unlocked, opposite teen star Brandon Paul. Andi continues her internal battle, while Bailey tries to concentrate on her movie role despite the way Cody Coleman has been increasingly avoiding her. This fourth book in the 'Above the Line' series concludes this chapter in the lives of the Ellison family and is a great look into the emotional journey of pregnant teens and what it takes to give up a baby for adoption, as well as to trust in God that one is doing the right thing. -- CBA Retailers & Retailing
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