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Hear No Evil (Rustic Knoll Bible Camp) Paperback – November 5, 2013
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'Hear No Evil' has won several awards, including Third Place at the 2013 Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writer s Conference, and Second Place at the 2011 Category Five Writing Contest. It was also a semi-finalist in the 2012 ACFW Genesis Contest. --press releases
A page-turning story for tweens and young teens, set at a Christian camp. Interesting characters plus a few twists and a nail-biter scene on the lake add up to a good read for any age, boy or girl. --Peggy W.
An entertaining and inspiring story of a young boy's struggle with abandonment and loss. Set at a summer camp, he discovers that he is not as alone as he believed and that truth is not always what it seems. --Ann W.
From the Author
How did this book come about? I knew I wanted to write a story set at a camp, similar to the one where I grew up. About the time I was looking for a story, two of my own children had friends from different families whose mothers told them they didn't want the kids living with them anymore. These were not problem kids. I'd have taken them into my home without reservation. So I couldn't understand what could make a mother say that to her child. And I couldn't bear the depth of pain those words must have inflicted on those kids' hearts. As I pondered the situation, I sensed the Spirit nudge me and say, "There's your story."
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Top Customer Reviews
This book is the story of how Brady overcomes rejection, isolation, despair and the bad decisions of the adults in his life—alcoholism, divorce and abuse—to find an everlasting relationship, reconciliation and real friends who care. The author naturally weaves in the excitement of summer camp with the winsome advice of Christian mentors that was amazing.
Given his situation, Brady is reluctant to trust and rely upon anyone: parents, counselors, friends, or God. Despite his funk, though, Brady discovers a special friend the first day, challenged by a handicap of his own. Brady needs friends because he quickly encounters a bully as well, and issues escalate. Friendships and beliefs are forged and strengthened by Brady’s trials but he eventually faces a problem that can’t be solved by following the rules. Brady reaches the end of his rope and his life won’t ever be the same.
The camp is populated by a delightful ensemble of eclectic characters, from a nurse with a penchant for fishing to a quirky Camp Director who introduces God with a sketch pad. As a reader, I thoroughly enjoyed the journey as Brady struggled to stand by his friends and define his beliefs.
I highly recommend it.
Note: I received a complimentary copy of this book from the Publisher in exchange for my honest review.
When Brady's mom drops him off at camp, she makes it clear he can no longer live with her and will live with his absentee dad after the week is up. Although he's having fun at camp, except for Taylor, who is determined to make Brady's life miserable, Brady still doesn't know how to make his mom change her mind.
I liked Brady and the other characters, especially Steven, the blind boy who befriends Brady. They were real kids dealing with tough issues, and I think kids will identify with them.
There's enough action scenes to keep the plot at a fast pace to interest readers, and I didn't see the twist at the end coming.
Parents and kids alike will enjoy this camp read.
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“Shut up, Taylor.”
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