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Beyond the Farthest Star  FOR TYPEPADBodie and Brock Thoene 

SubTitle:  A Novel 

Publisher:  Zondervan

List Price: $14.99

Pages: 240 

Pub Date:  January 01, 2012 

ISBN:  9780310336105 


Pastor Adam Wells, former child evangelist and possible next Billie Graham, instead, pulled in to his new church with a sad secret, a damaged daughter and unhappy wife. Each church he accepted became smaller than the previous ones. He longed to do something important, and the burning of the nativity in the public square promised him his chance. But can he withstand Senator Cutter’s desire to annihilate his family with the old secret? 

The reader wants the best for the characters—though Anne, Adam’s daughter, dares us to like her as she does everyone in the town of Leonard. 

Tim, raised by his wise grandparents, tries to give her friendship.  In so doing, he brings along his dangerous friend, Kyle, who feels rejected by Tim’s new bond with Anne.

This highly readable book delivers constant action. Hints of the family tragedy pepper the story, but readers must wait to know what brought them to this place. Read it only if you have time because you will find your dishes waiting while you push on to the end. 

I didn't know until I finished the review that this will be a movie. I'd go if I didn't know the end. Christians can go without fear of wishing they hadn't.

I received this book through NetGalley. 


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Lydell: The movie may not be out yet but it's on its way. Thank you for your comment.

I am blown away by this novel. So rich with characters and story. I have told several friends about it. In fact, I cannot get it out of my mind. So, I am going to read it again! It is onre of those stories that is very detailed and hits you on so many levels. I didn't notice anything on the book about a film version, but I'd love to see it!

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