Thursday, June 21, 2007
The Restorer by Sharon Hinck
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Sharon Hinck's undergrad degree is in education, and she earned an M.A. in Communication from Regent University in 1986. She spent ten years as the artistic director of a Christian performing arts group, CrossCurrent. That ministry included three short-term mission trips to Hong Kong. She has been a church youth worker, a choreographer and ballet teacher, a home-school mom, a church organist, and a bookstore clerk. One day she’ll figure out what to be when she grows up, but in the meantime she’s pouring her imagination into writing. She’s published dozens of articles in magazines and book compilations, and released her first novel in 2006. In April, 2007, she was named “Writer of the Year” at Mount Hermon Christian Writers Conference.
When she isn’t wrestling with words, Sharon enjoys speaking to conferences, retreats, and church groups. She and her family make their home in Minnesota.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
Susan Mitchell is wondering what happened to God's plan for her. Her life can't just be about cleaning, organizing her family, and being involved in damage control for her four rambunctious children, can it? When Susan opens a box in labeled "Dress Up" in her attic, her question is answered.
Upon opening the box, Susan finds herself thrust into a parallel universe where she must help bring heathens and warring territories "back to the Verses." Susan is a Restorer, a prophet like the Biblical Deborah. Together with an unfamiliar sword, it is Susan's job to show the inhabitants of this new world how Jesus can save people. This universe will forever change how Susan looks at life, love, and family.if she can get out alive.
To read an excerpt of The Restorer - Book One in the Sword of Lyric series from NavPress, click HERE.
"The Restorer" is an amazing fantasy journey into a world that needs someone to help...someone to restore the people back to their faith in the One and to remind them of the Verses. This is the world of Lyric. While Susan feels like an ordinary, burned out soccer mom, she finds that God has much more in mind for her. In seeking her own restoration as a believer, she is plunged into a world where everything God has planted in her now comes to fruition...every hymn, every chorus, every Bible passage, every Sunday school lesson...everything that is of Him is of use to her in this strange new world. This story is for anyone who finds himself or herself feeling insignificant in the Kingdom scheme of things. A story for any believer on the edge of burnout and wondering if it is all worth it, and what's the real point anyway. A tale for the yearning adventurer inside each of us, wanting desperately to do great things for our great God. This is a story for this generation of Christians.
- Deena Peterson (Marysville, CA), June 18, 2007
Susan Mitchell is a soccer mom who is feeling just a touch overwhelmed by her humdrum life. But then she’s pulled into another world where nothing is humdrum, and where she is hailed as a Restorer sent by the One to help His people in a time of great peril. The people of the Verses are as shocked as she – the last Restorer led them in a great battle, and Susan doesn’t even know how to hold a sword. Plus, she keeps making terrible blunders. How could this unlikely woman become a hero, as the Verses promise? In this excellent Christian fantasy, Hinck creates a world so vivid and characters so real that I literally could not pull myself away from the book. Our Christian faith and the importance of the Word are seamlessly and beautifully woven into the story. If you like well-written tales of adventure and faith, you do not want to miss The Restorer.
- Ginny (Salt Lake City, UT), May 24, 2007
The Restorer by Sharon Hinck
Genre: Christian fiction
$11.99 from Christianbook.com
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