Believe it or not, there are a few of us who are just discovering the brilliant and inspiring writing of Karen Kingsbury, “dubbed by Time magazine as the Queen of Christian Fiction.”
Take One of her series, “Above the Line” is a stunning saga of the Baxter family.
Three short years, two best friends, one unbelievable dream. They wanted to make a film that would save the world . . . but they never dreamed along the way they might lose themselves. Could they change the world—before the world changes them?
What would cause a determined person to leave the mission field of Indonesia and pursue a shaky chance in the “mission field” of Hollywood? This is a story that captivates our heart with exciting dreams, but also with insecurities, impossibilities, and instabilities. Sometimes plans do not always go as expected. Well-meaning intentions go in unimaginable directions.
They were quiet for a few minutes, and then Andi released a loud sigh. “I mean everyone in church is always talking about being rescued from this or being saved from that. People have their testimonies, about how they lived these terrible lives and then God swept in and changed everything.” . . .Sometimes I want to know what that feels like, the feeling of being rescued. Like maybe I have to live a little on the other side before I can really appreciate God and what He’s done for me.”
Kingsbury says about her books, “…when God puts a story on my heart, He has your heart in mind.”
The point of this review is this: don’t get stuck on reading only one genre letting years go by before discovering some great award-winning authors. Read a variety of stories. Read a variety of authors. Our challenge at Solid Rock: see how many books in our library you can read in the 180 days left in this year. Happy reading!