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- Publication Date: September 2, 2013
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- Language: English
- ASIN: B00EY0RDB6
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The author has masterfully woven a story about the lives of people for whom God's predestined plan would be fulfilled even against all the odds and obstacles facing them. Though there are some minor errors in spelling (wrong word) and some omitted words, the mechanical errors do not distract from the point of the story.
I would certainly recommend this book as a tool for pastors to use in a new member's class and especially in the field of evangelism. For all of us have fallen short and sinned, but we need not stay in that state because God has something better for us to do. Thank you, Tony Cleaver for reminding us of God's unfailing love!
Chaplain Johnny James, a police chaplain in Las Cruces who, thanks to a recent Fox News story becomes a celebrity.
Jared Suina, Native American who wants to break away from the traditions of his people but also wants to please his family
Denise Grayhorn, a Native American looking for fame as a newscaster with a major news station
What do these four seemingly different people have in common? Their choices have defined who they are. They are struggling to redeem the decisions that have kept them from living a life of joy. Eli Rathebohn may be the darker of the four having sold drugs for a major drug cartel and stashing money away. When he has a spiritual conversion experience, thanks to the unknowing Chaplain Johnny James, he walks away from the life of drugs and finds salvation.
At first, it's difficult to see the connection or the reasons why Rathebohn, Chaplain James, Jared and Denise are included in this story, but each has a part to play in the lives of the others. It's kind of like life. We come in contact with people throughout our lives that seem to have no rhyme or reason, but God has placed them in our life for a purpose. "A Chain of Flames" by Tony Cleaver brings four seemingly random people together, all needing redemption and salvation, and through their connection, each find their purpose in life.
The book is worth reading for the encouragement in God's salvation and offer of redemption we all receive when we seek after it. The tempo of the book is not consistent. Speed comes in waves, at one moment driving along slow to enjoy the scenery and other times speedily because action and life often move that way. I'm hoping for a sequel. It seemed to just end. I want to know what the characters do after the action stops. Do their new jobs, new lives, new towns work out? They really need another adventure.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the author in exchange for an honest review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”
A simple man of faith... Johnny James is a civil servant--just a modest police Chaplain in a mid-sized southwestern town. He has no idea that he is about to be tossed so deeply into the fray. How can he possibly be expected to feed thousands, a virtual legion of wanting souls? Johnny has one outstanding qualification for the task--actually 3 in 1: He prays ... he listens ... he believes.
An auspicious Osage princess ... Humiliated by an indiscretion, reporter Denise Grayhorn, daughter of an influential tribal leader, may have ended her own career. In an effort to redeem herself, she accepts a meager assignment. Little does she, or the world, know that this will turn out to be the most sensational news event of the year.
A searcher fallen from grace... Jared Suina has been raised on a Pueblo in New Mexico. Young and educated, he finds himself caught between his heritage and a yearning for something more. Will he find what he's searching for? Does it even exist? In the center of two worlds, Jared finds more than he ever imagined.
Together these people will come to realize that life is not a single footpath, but a broad interchange. Where souls are linked and mingled, as in a chain of flames.
A Chain of Flames is a unique debut-novel by Tony Cleaver. Tony weaves together the lives of his characters in a meaningful way that illustrates the untapped power of faith, redemption, and love. A Chain of Flames shows us how the seemingly small things in life can become grand adventures. If not for ourselves, then for others.
This novel made me realize that everyone has a story. No matter who you are, how much money you have, where you are born, or who your parents are; everyone has a past that demands to be heard. We come in contact with so many people over our lifetime, and too often we run through life thinking only of ourselves and our lives. I personally like to watch people and wonder about their lives and their stories. Cleaver's writing brings this premise to life and shows us that we are linked together like a chain of flames.
The characters come across as vibrant and alive on the page, and they are not just words, but dynamic voices demanding to be heard. I was enthralled by the constant twists and turns, and it was so fascinating to see how their lives are intertwined and weaved together in the intersections of life. An exceptional first book from a new author, Tony Cleaver's book is a gripping work of fate, circumstance, and the true destiny of mankind.
This book was provided by Tony Cleaver for free in exchange for an honest review. Thank you, Mr. Cleaver!
I recommend this book to anyone who would like an example of how we each are links in the chain.
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