Tuesday, November 9, 2010
"Almost Heaven" by Chris Fabry with a book giveaway
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.
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!!