Beyond the Farthest Star tells the tale of a father desperate to reconnect with his daughter and regain the love of his wife. In it he discovers that reconciliation and trust begin, not with words, but with the revelation of the heart.
When a nativity display on public property is torched by a former US Senator, the media spotlight falls on the forgotten small town of Leonard, Texas, and the new pastor of its only church—Adam Wells. Emboldened by the prospect of leading his tiny congregation in a nationally-televised, first amendment debate that he considers to be a “fight for the heart and soul of America,” Pastor Wells determines not to let anything or anyone, including his wife and his rebellious sixteen-year old daughter, stand in his way. But when an old high school friend unexpectedly shows up in their small town and a past secret is revealed, Pastor Wells’ constitutional crusade collides with an even greater fight—the fight for the heart and soul of his marriage, his daughter, and, even his own life. In this modern-day story of betrayal, forgiveness, and finally redemption, Adam Wells discovers, for the first time, the meaning of the story he’s been preaching all his life…and his desperate daughter understands what really is beyond the farthest star. Award-winning authors, Bodie and Brock Thoene, have written an emotional and authentic drama based on a screenplay by Andrew Librizzi and now a major motion picture.
About The Author:
Bodie and Brock Thoene (pronounced Tay-nee) are bestselling authors of over sixty-five works of historical fiction. Their timeless classics have sold more than thirty-five million copies and won eight ECPA Gold Medallion Awards. The Thoenes have four grown children and eight grandchildren. They divide their time between Hawaii, London, and Nevada.
Beyond The Farthest Star was a fast paced book, that takes you into the world of being a Pastor's Kid (PK) and Pastor's Wife. The characters are charming and real, giving the reader an authentic look at their experiences without being overly cheesy. The storyline was great and the book flowed nicely. It will be interesting to see how the film adaptation of the book turns out when the movie releases later this year in theatres.
There is definitely not a dull moment in the book, and it will appeal to those who like romance and mystery genres of literature, with a little politics thrown in for good measure. Themes such as domestic violence, infidelity, teen emotions, and broken expectations are woven throughout the read. It will keep you reading and intrigued until the very last pages.
I highly recommend this book and give it a huge thumbs up.
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