The Singing Quilt, Quilt Series #3
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Number of Pages: 240
Vendor: New Hope Publishers
Publication Date: 2014
|Dimensions: 8.50 X 5.5 X 0.54 (inches)|
Last Chance for Justice: A Bloomfield Novel - eBookKathi MaciasB&H Books / 2013 / ePub$8.22 Retail:4.5 Stars Out Of 5 11 Reviews
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Jolissa Montoya believes God is calling her to work with the disadvantaged children in her inner-city neighborhood. Theres only one problem: The children wouldnt be able to understand her. Jolissa suffers from a speech impediment and has a thick accent because Spanish is her first language. Ridiculed through much of her youth, she is quite shy and reticent to speak. She is convinced that what God has spoken to her heart is impossible. Impossible, that is, until one day when she shares her concerns with a confidante who shows her a quilta quilt that depicts the life of a courageous woman. Can another womans courage move her to try the impossible to step out and follow God wherever He leads her? The Singing Quilt is set against the backdrop of the life of Fanny Crosby, who in addition to writing hundreds of songs was also a well-known public speaker and active in Christian rescue missions despite her disability. Readers will be inspired not to let fear or a disability prevent them from answering what they think is Gods impossible call. The Singing Quilt is the third book in the contemporary fiction Quilt series written by award-winning author Kathi Macias. The series focuses on various social issues, including racial and pro-life issues. Supplemental online book club materials will be available at NewHopeDigital.com.
Multiple award-winning author Kathi Maciass nearly 35 books include this Quilt series, the award-winning Freedom series, and the Extreme Devotion novels for New Hope Publishers. Her devotionals reach hundreds of thousandsthrough the Christian Civic League, Black Christian News, Latino Christian News, Christians in Recovery, and crosswalk.com. The Excellence in Media Angel Award, San Diego Christian Writers Guild fiction awards, Golden Scroll Novel of the Year (Red Ink), Carol Award finalist (Red Ink), 2011 Author of the Year for BooksandAuthors.net, and an international writing contest grand prize are some of her credits. A popular speaker for womens retreats, conferences, churches, and TV and radio programs, Kathi also loves outreach to prison and homeless ministries, and praying for and aiding the persecuted church globally. A mother and grandmother, Kathi lives with husband, Al, in California.
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Cassandra WesselPennsylvaniaAge: Over 65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5A Story that SingsJune 4, 2015Cassandra WesselPennsylvaniaAge: Over 65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5The Singing Quilt
by Kathi Macias
From the first this story plucked my heart strings then played a bittersweet sonota straight through to the very satisfactory ending. The reader follows Jolissa Montoya from alleyway hideout into the cool interior of a small church where she meets a mentor, Eva Pedrosa who encourages the young woman through the songs and poetry of Fanny Crosby. As Eva uses a quilt to tell Fanny Crosby's life story, Jolissa's heart begins to sing in the face of daily adversity. The Singing Quilt by Kathi Macias touched this reviewer's heart providing encouragement exactly when needed. This is a great read for a time of struggle...or anytime. This book deserves the five stars it received.
j mcnutt5 Stars Out Of 5Hope For a Wounded SpiritJanuary 28, 2015j mcnuttQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This is a wonderful story for everyone with a hurting heart, who questions their place in this world.
The storyline and characters will keep you reading even while your heart is breaking.
Kathi Macias has been able to bring faith and hope through her gifted writing and her readers will be inspired by this beautiful story of hope; healing and redemption.
DSMBookLadyAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5...can't read just one!September 6, 2014DSMBookLadyAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I thoroughly enjoyed The Singing Quilt by Kathi Macias. It's easy to read and I couldn't put it down. Kathi masterfully weaves a story of our main character, Jolissa, who is going through life with the problems she feels alone in dealing with. She meets and becomes friends with a kind, godly woman who begins to share bits and pieces of the life of Fanny Crosby through the patches of the singing quilt. The stories of Jolissa, and Fanny Crosby, who wrote thousands of hymns and poems, are artfully blended together as they each learn to depend on God. I loved this book!
Kathi's books make you really care for the characters. The quilt series can be read in any order as they are each a stand-alone book. Once you read one, you will want to read all three!
debhgrtyPlymouth MAAge: Over 65Gender: Female4 Stars Out Of 5The Singing Quilt Patched Jolissa's Life TogetherAugust 1, 2014debhgrtyPlymouth MAAge: Over 65Gender: FemaleKathy Macias is a prolific writer who's written 35 books at the time of this writing. Her first successful series was the "Matthews"series of mystery novels. I asked her why she chose to write The Quilt Series. She said that she'd been working on books that on heavy topics (Red Ink among others) and wanted to write something a bit "softer." The Quilt Series is based on the stories of three strong women: Elizabeth Blackwell, M.D., Harriett Tubman, and Fanny Crosby. The Doctor's Christmas Quilt focuses on the pro-life conflict and is about a doctor who is very pro-life whose daughter becomes pregnant out of wedlock. The Moses Quilt focuses on bridging the racial and generational divides.
The Singing Quilt is based on the backdrop of the life of Fanny Crosby. I knew Ms. Crosby wrote lots of hymns, but did not know that she was the first woman to address the U.S. Senate and was heavily involved in the abolitionist movement --her blindness never impeded her as she went about the Lord's calling on her life. Fanny's courage inspired another young woman -- Jolissa Montoya, a shy, young Hispanic girl, believes God is calling her to work with disadvantaged children in the inner city and is convinced it is impossible until one day she is shown The Singing Quilt. I was convicted yet again that nothing -- lack of knowledge, fear, a disability -- real or perceived -- can keep God from fulfilling His purposes through us if we are willing. You will love Jolissa's story!
I asked Kathy to tell me something that her myriad readers might not know about her -- she said she had written two books with Rosey Grier, one fiction and one non-fiction, but when they went to conferences or events, the press surrounded Rosey and basically ignored Kathy. A sharp media person finally noticed her on one occasion and asked Rosey who she was -- that huge ex-football player said she was his bodyguard!
Kathy has recently accepted the post of Senior Editor for Elk River Publishing -- she said she'd decided to basically "retire" and then this opportunity came along. I'm so happy her talents will still be used to guide aspiring writers through the publishing process.
I was given a copy of The Singing Quilt by New Hope Publishers for my unbiased review.
Susan OsbornFullerton, CAAge: Over 65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5God always provides a wayJuly 18, 2014Susan OsbornFullerton, CAAge: Over 65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This third book in Kathi Macias's "Quilt Series" features Jolissa Montoya, a college-age girl with a stuttering problem. She lives with her uncle, who is verbally abusive and demeaning to her. This is the story of how she overcame her disability through an adopted grandma who taught her about Jesus, using a "Singing Quilt" that portrayed the life of Fanny Crosby. Readers will be inspired by this delightful story not to let fear or a disability prevent them from doing what God calls them to do. If we only ask, God will provide a way.
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