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Number of Pages: 320
Vendor: Multnomah Books
Publication Date: 2001
Dimensions: 6.25 X 4.5 (inches)
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Jack Slotterback3 Stars Out Of 5May 7, 2008Jack SlotterbackThis book is an easy read and suspensfull at times. It also raises some very interesting issues about God's plan for our lives, the power of love, and true forgiveness. On the other hand, some of the characters where one-dimensional, even sappy at times. Also, the ending felt very preachy and unrealistic to me.
Tina Gustafson5 Stars Out Of 5February 25, 2008Tina GustafsonI have read all of the books in this series as well as her other series. They are all excellent. You will truely enjoy them all! I now buy them as gifts for friends and family to get them started.
Ginny Mobley5 Stars Out Of 5January 4, 2008Ginny MobleyI wish I'd found this book when it first came out!What a thriller & story of faith.It's a story of a friend's love & determination,of forgiveness & of redemption.The book reminded me to take every opportunity to be a witness for Him & to mend fences -- we never know when we'll run out of time.
Kristy5 Stars Out Of 5July 2, 2002KristyA great book. Was recommended to me by the gentleman who owns the Christian bookstore in town. He knows I like suspense and told me it was one of the best he had read in a long time and I must agree with him. Truly moving!
Susie Kennedy5 Stars Out Of 5December 14, 2001Susie KennedyI give this book a 5 because of how it blessed me. It taught a lesson about prayer that I needed to learn. I'm passing it around to friends and they have been equally blessed. Blessings to Kathy and her family in Tyler, Texas. Can't wait for the sequel!
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Located in: Tyler, TX
Submitted: December 10, 2001
Tell us a little about yourself. I am a first-time novelist with a five-book contract for The Baxter Series, and I'm having a ball at what God is doing in my life. I'm 52 years old, and have an extensive background in the Christian retail industry. I spent five years working in member services for the Christian Booksellers Association, and then moved to Texas and became the buyer/manager of a large children's department in an award-winning bookstore for the next ten years. That experience opened a door to do workshops on children's products in the U.S. and Canada. It also gave me opportunities to write articles and feature stories for industry trade journals and local publications. But my product knowlege and love for "customers" didn't stop with children's products. And I feel as at home in a bookstore as I do on the back cover of the books I write. I feel as if God has been preparing me for THIS. If someone had told me that writing novels is what I would be doing in middle age, I'd have laughed. But here I am.
What was your motivation behind this project? I was born with creative passion and was always writing something, usually poetry. But when I got serious about writing books, I assumed it would be children's books. I sat down at my laptop and stared at an empty screen for weeks until it became depressing. Finally my husband suggested I spend a month and write something--ANYTHING. That very day I pounded out a random scene that sounded pretty good. He said it sounded like it should be in the middle of a novel. No way did I want to get involved with writing novels! Too much work: Research, character development, story lines, for starters. But I admit I was intrigued, so I kept typing and the words have never stopped flowing! I don't make outlines or think really hard about what the story will be about. Once I write the prologue, I know what the inspirational theme will be. The characters take it from there and the stories begin to take form, often exploding with action. I'm as surprised as everyone else at what happens!
What do you hope folks will gain from this project? I hope TESTED BY FIRE is a completely enjoyable read. The story is suspenseful with many twists and turns and should be a real page-turner. But what I want people to gain from this story is a deeper appreciation of God's saving grace, and a boldness to share the simple message with those who need to hear it.
Anything else you'd like readers / listeners to know: Though my stories are suspenseful page-turners, there is a strong, inspirational message in each. They are far more than entertaining. Recurring characters deal with the hard realities of the 21st century, but with biblically satisfying solutions.