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Emaline's Gift Paperback – August 22, 2012
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From the Author
My kids and I love reading the magical adventures of Harry Potter and Percy Jackson together. We get drawn in by the storytelling, the action and the vibrant characters. As a parent, I began thinking how wonderful it would be if my daughters could read the exciting fantasy stories that they enjoy so much and strengthen their faith at the same time. Emaline's Gift, the first book in The Magi Chronicles, is my attempt at meeting that need. Readers of all ages can get swept away by the magical adventures of Emaline and the magi and find their faith encouraged by godly characters who follow Christ passionately at the same time. I believe fiction can be a powerful means of teaching and that we can grow a lot through meaningful stories. It's my prayer that Emaline's Gift encourages and excites you while drawing you ever closer to the King of kings and Lord of lords. Thanks for reading!
About the Author
Brad loves to write. His short skits have been performed in countless churches throughout the United States and he wrote all the material that Stage Right Ministries, which he founded with his wife, performs in different churches and events as God opens doors. He has a short story available called The Book of the Harvest. Brad currently lives in Greensburg, Indiana with his wife, Shannon, and two lovely daughters, Madison and Sage. Emaline’s Gift is his first published novel. He would like to emphasize that he possesses no gifts or talents on his own, but only that which the Lord has blessed him with.
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And Christian Fantasy? Magi and obeah who can teleport to anywhere in the world or conjure fireballs in midair...? I wondered how these special powers could possibly focus on Jesus. But Brad delivered! It's a totally Christ-centered story with Biblical Truths woven throughout.
What I found was a wonderful tale for teens as well as adults, great for reading aloud to the kids and grands. It's a story of good triumphing over evil. It's a story of unconditional love. It's a story of winning souls to Christ, even those who everyone has given up on. I liked how the magi never lets the reader forget that God is the source of their powers.
There's examples to show how God can use anyone despite their physical handicaps, how sin separates us from God, how everyone has a purpose.
Pick up a copy of this one - you'll be glad you did.
Great job Brad! Looking forward to more!
The heroine, Emaline is a likable character, though we don't get to delve too deep into her psyche in this book, I do hope that we get to learn more about her, because her "self" is there, waiting to be shared. Emaline is a typical just-turned teenager with perhaps a bit too much responsibility and freedom, which lead to the situation at the lead of the book.
The story itself is well thought-out and kept my interest the entire time. The obeah are just as, but no more, evil than you would expect for a book written for the tween set. The plot advanced nicely and I liked the fact that this book was not trying to be HP, it had it's own set of why's and how's. My only complaint would be that I really wanted more detail. I wanted a better description of the Abby, of feelings, of relations. The who was taken care of, I desired more of the what, when, where, and how, but this will come with more writing, and I do expect to see more from this author.
This book was written for children so, since I am blessed with a 9 year old who reads at the seventh grade level and who loves the Harry Potter series, I let her read it too. She tells me that she loved it, could not put it down. She really liked the fact that the book was faith-based and is waiting not-so-patiently for the next one. She is a bit like me that way.
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