Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Almost Heaven by Chris Fabry

Almost Heaven by Chris Fabry is the kind of book that comes around every once in a while, the kind you wish every book was like, and the kind that you wait for in anticipation when you begin reading a new book. In short, this is an incredible story and will set this author in an exclusive group of writers.

Almost Heaven takes us back again to that small town in West Virginia where his other two novels (Dogwood and June Bug) take place. This time we learn the life story of Dogwood resident Billy Allman. Billy's life has heartbreaking and humble beginnings but he never lets his circumstances draw him away from the Lord. He knows that God has a plan for his life and although he never makes it big in the music industry, he is able to have an impact on the town people in a way he never could imagine. Couple this story line with an angel who has been assigned to him and you're able to learn what goes on behind the scenes, in the spiritual realm. Not many authors are able to pull something like this off, but Chris does it beautifully.

If you're looking for a book that not only is an entertaining read, but will cause you to wonder at the ways of the Lord and appreciate Him more, then you've got to get yourself a copy of Almost Heaven. This is definitely a contender for book-of-the-year on this blog. LOVED it! An absolutely beautiful volume that I recommend highly.

About the book:

Billy Allman barely survived the flash flood that swept through his holler, taking many a life. Truth be told, it took his daddy's life, too. Daddy's body kept living after the flood, but his mind never left the waters that snatched two little girls from his arms and held them until they were in the loving arms of Jesus.

The only thing Billy saved was his daddy's mandolin and it is his ability to make that instrument sing that God allows to bring about Billy's destruction...and his ultimate redemption.

Chris Fabry is the host of Chris Fabry Live!, an hour of spiritual encouragement from his backyard radio fence. The program challenges listeners to think biblically about their spiritual journeys. Chris is also the author of the Christy Award-winning novelDogwood, and his latest fiction release,June Bug. He and his family live near Tucson, Arizona. You can learn more about Chris at his website.

Thanks to Glass Road Public Relations for this review copy.

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