Monday, January 10, 2011

Take Four by Karen Kingsbury-Above the Line Series* A Review

The Above the Line Series follows two dedicated Hollywood producers as they seek to transform the culture through the power of film.

After Chase Ryan returns to his family and a job in his hometown, his best friend and fellow filmmaker Keith Ellison pairs up with former Hollywood heartthrob Dayne Matthews to finish following the dream—making movies that might change the world.

In Take Four, filmmakers Keith Ellison and Dayne Matthews have finally inked a deal to have the nation’s top young actor star in their current film. But at the same time, the actor takes a very public fall that threatens his reputation among his fan base. Meanwhile, healing happens for Andi Ellison in her relationship with God, her family, and those she loves, but is it too late? The new producers find they must truly act as missionaries in order to help save the film, their families, and the young movie star.

Breakthroughs take place that the public will never know about, as the possibility of saving the world through film is finally a very real possibility.

Book & Bible Cover Size: Medium
Page Count: 368

Paper Edge Description: Plain
Size: 5.8 wide x 8.8 high x 1.3 deep in. 147 wide x 223 high x deep 33 mm
Weight: 1.075 lb 487 gms

Available: June 2010
Publisher: Zondervan

New York Times Bestselling author Karen Kingsbury is America's favorite inspirational novelist with over fifteen million books in print. Her Life-Changing Fiction has produced multiple bestsellers, including Take One, Between Sundays, Even Now, One Tuesday Morning, Beyond Tuesday Morning, and Ever After, which was named the 2007 Christian Book of the Year. An award-winning author and newly published songwriter, Karen has had several movies optioned for production, and her novel Like Dandelion Dust is in post production as a major motion picture release. Karen is also a nationally known speaker with several women's groups. She lives in Washington State with her husband Don, and their six children, three of whom were adopted from Haiti.
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Am I surprised at another fantastic book from Karen Kingsbury? No, not at all. As a matter of fact that’s why I love Karen’s books. Each and every one of them is spell binding. I want to read them in one sitting, but also don’t want the book to end.
This book tells us of the continuing story of Keith Ellison and Dayne Matthews as they make their second Christian movie. How they believe that making movies is their mission field.
Then we read about Brandon Paul, America’s newest heartthrob who will be the lead in the newest Christian movie, but doesn’t want anything to do with being a Christian.
Also we read about Andi, Keith’s single daughter who is going to have a baby. Will she keep her baby, that she grows to love or give him up.
The best part of the book to me is the beautiful, sweet love that Bailey {Bailey is the other lead in the movie, but is a hometown girl} and Cody share. Will their love continue to blossom or will circumstances stand in the way. I love how Bailey loves the Lord so completely and follows Him in everything.
This book is a touching, {Keep tissues handy} precious continuing story, but can be read as a stand alone novel. I highly recommend any book by Karen Kingsbury and this book isn’t an exception. If you had a bookcase of books by Karen you would have a fantastic library.

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Thank you to Zondervan for providing this book for review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255


Caroline said...

Sounds like a book Id love to read. Thanks for the review.

Anonymous said...

Enjoy Christian novels, sounds great.

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