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Beyond the Farthest Star Paperback – February 25, 2012
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About the Author
Bodie and Brock Thoene are best-selling authors of over seventy works of historical fiction. Their timeless classics have sold more than thirty-five million copies in twenty-three languages and won eight ECPA Gold Medallion Awards. Visit them online at www.thoenebooks.com Facebook: Bodie-and-Brock-Thoene Twitter: @BodieThoene
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Top Customer Reviews
Highly entertaining, I enjoyed every minute spent getting to know these realistic and well developed characters. This book drew me in from the beginning and held my attention throughout. This novel offers everything a reader could want heartbreak, suspense and romance. Dialogue, scenery and plot worked well with no dull parts. The overall message is inspiring and I was challenged in my faith. I would recommend this well written novel to others. Thank you to Zondervan Publishing and Netgalley for the ARC for my review
Beyond The Farthest Star is the latest release from the prolific, multi-award winning team of Bodie and Brock Thoene. Known primarily for their carefully researched historical fiction, they have proven they are equally skilled in a contemporary setting. Based on the original screenplay by Andrew Librizzi, Beyond The Farthest Star is an insightful, mesmerizing story that centers on the Wells family. Adam, Maureen, and their teenaged daughter, Anne, are each struggling with internal demons that are destroying their family. Once a world-renowned preacher, this move to the small town of Leonard, Texas, is Adam's last hope of restoring his dream of living up to the approval he craves, but instead brings mounting tensions, revealed secrets, and an unexpected confrontation that leads to the ultimate sacrifice.
From the beginning, I was able to "get into the skin" of each character in the book and understand a bit of what he or she was feeling. The conflict between people and their inner turmoil jumps off the page in a way that has tremendous impact. The entire book is filled with universal themes that speak to all people and effectively weaves the idea that there is hope in spite of physical or emotional scars.The humanity of each person is revealed in a way which is a fresh and unique with genuine, even raw emotions. Ultimately this is a richly layered story with an honest portrayal of transformation and restoration. However, there is so much more, and it is hard to pinpoint just one aspect. BTFS is an amazing story that will hold the interest of those who like a variety of genres.Read more ›
Others have given the general plot, so I'll just mention that it is about a minister who had great promise of being another Billy Graham but failed the promise and is now starting a position in a small Texas town. His wife, a romantic novel addict, has her own secrets and their daughter Anne is exhibiting goth influence.
A politician has targetted a church nativity scene as an issue to heighten his popularity and he obviously is the chief villain. There are other issues and the combination of characters and motivations keep the story going at a rapid pace.
This is a spiritual novel and quotes from G. K. Chesterton, Mother Theresa, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and Helen Keller set the tone at the start of each part of the book.
The authors did write this from the screenplay of the forthcoming movie and I am definitely looking forward to seeing it although it probably will be in very limited release.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I have read most of Bodie Thoene's books and am a huge fan.This one was just too predictable. If it had been the first book of hers I had read, I probably wouldn't read anotherPublished 1 month ago by M. Henderson
This was a good, unpredictable story. It portrays very real struggles and how God's love can heal the deepest hurts.Published 1 month ago by Denise
I live in Leonard and wanted to read this book, after I heard about it. I wish the movie was on DVD. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Diana S.
A story every parent should read. Tugged at my heart strings. Bodie Thoene writes a well thought out story, with real characters. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Cindy
Not the usual read from the Thoene's, more used to historical fiction, yet a good book for the subject matterPublished 8 months ago by Christopher
I am a fan of this author a rather big fan. When I read this novel I was surprised by how different it was from past readings. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Claudia Erickson