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Tuesday, November 9, 2010

"Almost Heaven" by Chris Fabry with a book giveaway

Here is the back cover blurb:                                        


Some people say Billy Allman has a heart of gold. Others say he’s a bit odd. The truth is, they’re all right. He’s a hillbilly genius…a collector, a radio whiz…and he can make the mandolin sing. Though he dreams of making an impact on the world beyond the hills and hollers of Dogwood, West Virginia, things just always seem to go wrong.

But however insignificant Billy’s life seems, it has not gone unnoticed. Malachi is an angel sent to observe and protect Billy. Though it’s not his dream assignment, Malachi always follows orders. And as Billy’s story unfolds, Malachi slowly begins to see the bigger picture…that each step Billy takes is a note added to a beautiful song that will forever change the lives of those who hear it.





This is the first Chris Fabry book I’ve read, and it won’t be the last! I think Chris did a wonderful job of giving his characters personality and depth. His descriptions of the settings were so well done that I could “see” everything.

That, in my opinion, is what makes a good writer.



I love how Chris shows that God is a God of love and forgiveness. How He uses ordinary, broken people to carry on His work here on earth. Billy was such an unassuming person…probably first on the list of people least likely to succeed. But God has other plans for Billy. He puts just the right people in Billy’s life to accomplish these plans. Callie loves Billy but for the longest time, Billy is caught up in his own life and problems to notice her feelings.



This is such a wonderful book! I would recommend it to anyone and everyone. I give it 5 stars!! I will definitely read Chris Fabry’s other books. If you would like to find out more about Chris and his other writings, here is his website:
http://www.chrisfabry.com/

I was provided a copy of this book by Glass Road Publishers in exchange for my honest opinion.

If you would like a chance to win a copy of this awesome book, please leave a comment, with your email address, and you will be entered. A winner will be announced on Monday, 11-15-10. No email address means no entry!
Good luck and God bless!!
 
 

10 comments:

  1. There's a song about how God uses ordinary, broken people to do extraordinary things. Sounds like a very good book. Please enter me. Thanks.
    desertrose5173 at gmail dot com

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  2. I've read several of Chris Fabry's books, "Dogwood" was a favorite. I'd love to be entered in your giveaway for this new book. It sounds like a really inspiring read. Thank you!

    Blessings,
    Sandee61

    Muzzley56[at]aol[dot]com

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  3. Chris Fabry is quite a sensitive writer and his subject matter tender toward the unfortunate. I haven't read his books as yet, and I have heard and read many positive comments on his work. Thanks for this giveaway and the chance to win this good book about Billy. I hope I do!

    Sharing Christ's Love,
    Barb Shelton
    barbjan10 at tx dot rr dot com

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  4. I have never read anything of Chris Fabry. This sounds like a wonderful book.
    Please enter me in the drawing.
    Thank you for the chance to win.
    wdesirees[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  5. I have not read any of Chris Fabry's books, but would love to. Have enjoyed his radio broadcasts! Please enter me. Thanks!!!
    jackie.smithATdishmailDOTnet

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  6. I already have this book and just want to say it's great! At first I wasn't too sure about it but as I got to reading it I couldn't put it down. I highly recommend it.
    plhouston(at)bellsouth(dot)net

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  7. This book sounds like a awesome book and one that I definitely want to read. Please enter me in the drawing.

    Blessings,
    Jo
    ladijo40(at)aol(dot)com

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  8. have read many wonderful reviews for this book...thanks for the opportunity to read it :)

    karenk
    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

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  9. I haven't read any of Chris Fabry's books, but this sounds like a wonderful one! Please enter me in the drawing.

    homesteading[at]charter[dot]net

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  10. And the winner is.....
    Sandee61! Congratulations to you!
    I'll be in touch shortly to get your address!
    Thanks to all who entered!
    Bless you,
    Janet

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