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Number of Pages: 160
Vendor: Broadstreet Publishing Group
Publication Date: 2016
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Thomas, a blacksmith in the Norwegian mountain village of Bergland, has grown tired of simply going through the motions of day-to-day life. He cant shake the intrigue he feels about the picturesque mountain that stands at the edge of the villagenormally considered a gigantic monument to the dangers and risks that lay outside what is known.
Now Thomas is facing the biggest challenge of his lifeconfronted with the task of sacrificing everything he holds dear to try and save what he loves most.
Courageously turning away from the fears that keep other villagers trapped in their routine, Thomas breaks tradition to discover what truths the mountain may hold for him. What he finds will cause him to question everything he has believed, and lead him to life-changing decisions that will affect every aspect of his life.
The Messenger is an engaging allegory about awakening to hope and discovering a life full of glorious significance.
Take the journey up the mountain and see what it holds for you.
MARK SMEBY is a singer, songwriter, actor, and author based in Nashville, Tennessee. He hosts the Live Hope Minute daily radio feature and travels around the U.S. delivering messages of hope at live events with speaking and music.
CECIL O. KEMP JR. is a life coach, leadership mentor, speaker, and author of ten books. A successful CPA, business owner, and executive, Cecil and his wife, Patty, founded and operate The Wisdom Company and The DiffferenceMaker Foundation.
"Mark and Cecil are fresh voices who provide life answers that stand the test of time."
- DAVE RAMSEY, Nationally syndicated radio host and New York Times best-selling author
- JON GORDON, author of The Carpenter and The Seed
"This world is starved for hope, and The Messenger is dripping with it, giving us a story we can all step into and find our place in. There is a positive energy coursing through this writing, and in a time when beauty and goodness seem difficult to find, this book helps us have eyes to see it."
John Pavlovitz, pastor, author, and founder of The Table Ministry
Jefferson Moore, actor, writer, and director at Kellys Filmworks
Doug Pagitt, author of Flipped, pastor, Goodness Conspirator
"The Messenger offered a journey into my own heart, triggering reflection on all areas of life. Smeby and Kemp tell this story in a simple yet boldly direct way that caused me to stop and think on almost every page."
Matthew Clark, Chief Operating Officer of Churchill Mortgage Corporation, Brentwood, TN
Donna VanLiere, New York Times bestselling author of The Christmas Shoes and The Good Dream
Toddy5 Stars Out Of 5I could not put this book downFebruary 28, 2016ToddyQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5The Messenger is a wonderful story of how stepping out of your comfort zone can bring amazing things to your life. I loved the relationship between Thomas and his family and friends. The book's message is truly a journey into hope. One of the best books I have ever read by far!!!
Karenk5 Stars Out Of 5The MessengerFebruary 27, 2016KarenkQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This was a touching, inspiring story about a man (Thomas) who desires more than his familiar, responsible, complacent life. He learns about letting go and taking risks. The setting of a Norwegian mountain village, beautifully portrayed by the authors, drew me into the journey. There is warmth and a reality to the characters as they interact with each other. I particularly enjoyed the relationship between Thomas and his children - how their lives were changed as his hope was restored. "The Messenger" is a beautiful allegory about the reality and depth of God's love for his children and His deep desire to bring restoration to each one of us.
Karyn5 Stars Out Of 5Hope for your JourneyFebruary 22, 2016KarynQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5In "The Messenger", Thomas learns to step out in faith, leaving the comfortable, stifling existence he's always endured to see the fullness of life God has for him. Learn with Thomas that hope is not wishful thinking that what we want will happen, but the deep assurance that we are loved by a good God, who will be with us through whatever we encounter.