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Shoot the Wounded, the first book in the "Wounded Trilogy" is a finalist in the 2010 Readers Favorite Book Awards. 
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" This book digs deep into the lives of youth,...I feel every parent and teenager should sit down and read this book together." --ReadersFavorite.com

About the Author

Lynn Dove has been writing award winning poems and short stories since she was in elementary school.  She is a graduate of the University of Calgary, where she earned her Bachelor of Education degree in 1981.  She has spent the last thirty years teaching children in the private and public school settings, as well as volunteering in the children, youth and adult education ministries at her church.  In 2007, she earned a Master of Religious Education degree from the Canadian Southern Baptist Seminary, in Cochrane, AB.  Lynn is "living the dream" with her husband and children in Cochrane, Alberta.
Lynn is the recipient of the "John and Isabel Cunningham Christian Service Award" (2007 -CSBS)
Lynn's debut novel, Shoot the Wounded is a finalist in the 2010 Readers Favorite Book Awards
Lynn's blog: Journey Thoughts is nominated in three categories in the 2010 Canadian Weblog Awards.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Word Alive Press (November 2, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1926676394
  • ISBN-13: 978-1926676395
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.3 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,991,493 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Website: http://lynndove.com/

Lynn's debut novel, "Shoot the Wounded", written for youth and young adults, addresses how lies and gossip destroy a person's spirit. "Shoot the Wounded" was a finalist in the 2010 Readers Favorite Book Awards.

The second book "Heal the Wounded", was awarded a Bronze Medal in the 2011 Reader's Favorite Book Awards.

"Love the Wounded" was awarded the coveted Literary Classics "Seal of Approval" for excellence in children's and young adult literature and was the 2013 winner of the silver medal for faith based fiction.

Her books have won accolades and praise in Canada, the U.S. and around the world for their sensitivity towards social issues such as bullying, teen pregnancy and cancer. Her books are listed as resources on one of the largest anti-bullying websites in the world: www.bullying.org

Lynn's Blog: "Journey Thoughts": http://lynndove.com/
with a readership of over 5 million was the WINNER of a 2011 Canadian Christian Writing Award.

Lynn's writing has also been featured in Chicken Soup for the Soul books and several other compilation books.

Readers may connect with Lynn on Facebook, Twitter and on her website: http://lynndove.com/





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5-Stars all the way for this moving yet delightful peek into the life of teenagers Leigh, Ronnie and Jake. The book opens with a funeral and works its way backward from there with ingenious and masterful plot-work arranged carefully so that I was never confused or distracted from the story web that was woven around me.

This book deals with how to live out your faith as a teen, face up to peer pressure, resist temptation, teen pregnancy and the stressful interpersonal relationships among different cliques. All these themes and more are covered, executed in a wonderful prose that I'm confident you'll appreciate.

It is obvious to me that Lynn Dove is an artist, weaving words into a story as few writers can. Christian teens will be greatly encouraged by reading this book and I look forward to seeing more from her as she explores the stories God has given her to share.

As for the title, I asked my husband what it meant because I'd never heard that phrase. He said that he'd heard a preacher once say that Christians are the only people who shoot their own wounded. When asked to clarify, he said that Christians see another believer yanked into despair and sin and they berate and judge them harshly instead of lifting them up and reminding them of the love of God. In that sense, the title is perfect for this story. Well done, Lynn! Amen and amen.

Ellen C Maze

Author of Curiously Spiritual Vampire Tales
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Shoot The Wounded is an incredible, Christian, youth, romance novel. It deals with the many challenges that teenagers face in their high school years in their efforts to be popular and accepted by their peers. This well-written book by Lynn Dove captures the heart of her readers by starting off with the funeral of a sixteen year old girl in the prime of her life. This adds a little mystery to the plot of the story because it takes several chapters to get to the reason for the untimely death of this teenaged girl and the intrigue that leads up to her death.

Jake, a Christian boy, new to the fictional town of Maplewood in southern Alberta, comes with a past that is haunting him as he strives to start a new life with his family. Leigh, the neighbour down the street who has befriended the newcomer finds herself in a perceived love triangle when she introduces him to her best friend Ronnie. The struggles that these three teenagers face are compounded by painful misunderstandings, lack of communication, and the judgement of their small town community.

Lynn Dove has managed to capture the true essence of what many teenagers face in their high school years. She has also reminded us of how easy it is to jump to conclusions and form an incorrect opinion of others based on gossip and innuendo. Shoot The Wounded is a book that would fit well in all high school libraries.
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"Shoot The Wounded", is a book for every young person to read. Better yet, place it in the hands of every parent to make them more aware of the trials and struggles that teens face daily. As parents we often miss the mark because we are too busy not looking in the right direction.

This remarkable book brings us straight to the issue of many circumstances today. Gossip, bullying, teen pregnancy and more. This is real life for teens. It's just not made for the movies. I applaud Lynn for writing about such important truths for us to learn and remember.

The characters here before us in this story are very real. The writing is poignant and powerful. This is a gripping story of Leigh, Ronnie and Jake. Three young people torn by circumstance. We see faith come alive and grow.

This book is such an encouragment and testimony of God's love and strength.

Following, "Shoot The Wounded", is the second in the series, "Heal The Wounded", and the third book of this series is, "Love The Wounded". A powerful series for any library.

This book was a gift from Lynn Dove for it's review.
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As a published author of young adult books, I have a great interest in reading what other books are out there. I read Shoot the Wounded in one sitting! It intrigued me from the very first chapter, and kept my interest even after I had finished reading it. The characters Leigh and Jake are very relatable and dynamic. I think any teenager would be able to relate to the struggles they face, especially anyone who has ever lost a friend in a tragic way.

What really rang through within the pages of this novel was the message of the painful consequences of gossip--whether it be in a school, neighborhood, or church. I think anyone who has ever been lied about, gossiped about, or the victim of a vindictive person's sabotage, would find great comfort in this novel. I recommend Shoot the Wounded to teens who are Christians and teens who are not. The messages within this book apply to LIFE. Lynn Dove did a great job capturing the mindset of a teenage boy and a teenage girl, as well as their parents. I am looking forward to reading the rest of the Wounded Trilogy!!!
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As a contemporary Christian novel for youth, SHOOT THE WOUNDED delivers the gospel with enough angst that it is sure to meet with the approval of today's teen. It delves into relevant topics such as teen pregnancy and family violence, mixed with the usual boy-girl relationships and coming of age themes common to YA fiction. In this book we see that being a Christian isn't easy, and it certainly doesn't mean you are perfect. SHOOT THE WOUNDED is the first in a trilogy by Canadian author Lynn Dove and sets the stage for its equaling engrossing sequel, HEAL THE WOUNDED. This is a set that should be in every school, church and public library.
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