Tuesday, May 1, 2012

The Lion Cubs: A Book Review

About The Book:

Kristen was slicing at her wrists again.

But that was no surprise, at least not to 15-year-old Lexi.

She was slouched over a table, alone as usual, fanning a worn out book back and forth, her dark brown eyes focused on the blood bath three tables over.

15-year-old loner, Lexi Vogan, has had enough: four foster families in two years is enough to make anybody run away! Alone in the world, she flees to Jacksonville where a group of runaway teens live in abandoned tunnels hidden below the city. It seems like the perfect place for a forgotten face.

Liz Swavier, 36, became a widow two years ago when her husband succumbed to cancer, but she’s doing okay, at least that’s what she tells herself. Working long hours as a doctor in the ER department, Liz's friends and family grow concerned that she’s hurled herself into work to numb her grief.

Then, on a typical Friday afternoon, an appointment with Divine intervention causes these two very different lives to collide beginning a journey towards restoration that only an all-knowing, loving God could weave together.

About The Author:

Chrissy Dennis is finishing up her last year at Briercrest College and Seminary in Saskatchewan, Canada, where she is completing a Masters of Divinity in Youth and Family Ministry. She is excited to pursue a career in youth ministry, as God has called her to minister to the needs of youth in this culture. She hopes to continue writing, specifically regarding issues relevant to today’s teens, offering a message of salvation and hope. She loves the world of fiction and the potential it has to draw the reader into a world where anything is possible. 

About The Word Alive 2012 Free Publishing Contest:

Chrissy Dennis the 2011 winner of Word Alive Publishing Contest and you can enter for your chance to get your work published with Word Alive! Check out all the info here!

My Review:

When I found out that The Lion Cubs was written by an author who attends the Bible College I attended, I was so excited to read it! And I am so glad I did. What a great debut novel! Not only is it well-written, it includes a little mystery with a coming-of-age story line, along with the journey of a young widow trying to find her way in the world. I was so engaged I read the book in only one weekend! (and its over 400 pages for the record). The characters were wonderfully developed throughout the book, and it was amazing the way the author brought together the worlds of Lexi and Liz. I also really enjoyed the way the author brought faith in Christ throughout the whole book, particularly the whole aspect of Christ being with us each step of our life, whether we know it or not. I am so excited that Briercrest Bible College has once again brought another fantastic writer to the attention of the world!

I highly recommend this great read and give it a huge thumbs up!

BUY IT: You can purchase The Lion Cubs at your favorite bookseller from Word Alive Press

***I received a complimentary copy of this book, courtesy of Word Alive Press and Graf-Martin Communications, for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own, and I have not been compensated in any other manner***

1 comment:

  1. Hi! Wow! Thank you so much for your kind review! I really appreciate you taking the time to read my novel and reviewing it. It is very encouraging to read such kind words about The Lion Cubs :) It's very exciting to hear you also attended Briercrest College & Seminary as well. What a great school :) Thanks again!
    Chrissy M. Dennis