Tuesday, November 12, 2019
For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.
Daybreak is author, Beckie Lindsey's, third novel in her brilliant Beauties From Ashes series. Not familiar with the first two books? Please read my previous reviews of Secrets here and Uninvited here.
In Daybreak, the four main characters, Krystal, Mackenzie, Tammi, and Sadie, once again are mired in the spiritual battle of their lives. The demons, who know their secrets from the past, try mightily to drag them deeper into despair and hopelessness, while the Angels of Light defend and protect them as their relationships with Jesus are becoming more solid and real.
When Krystal's life-long friendship with Bryce takes a romantic turn, she is confronted by a decision that will change her life forever, no matter which path she chooses. Her friends, along with Bryce, rally to her side, giving her the support and encouragement she so desperately needs, even as the battles continue to rage in their own lives.
Beckie is no coward when it comes to exploring the tough issues facing so many teenagers today: Bulimia; childhood sexual abuse; depression; suicidal thoughts, and now, with Krystal, an unwanted pregnancy. Beckie's engaging, descriptive writing style propels the plot along seamlessly, as the story weaves between the earthly and spiritual realms. As I've noted before, Beckie has such a heart for young people, and that is reflected in the depth and breadth of the memorable characters she has created.
True confession: I was invited to proofread/edit Daybreak, and had to pinch myself repeatedly to remember I needed to slow down in my reading in order to fulfill my job in a worthy manner. The story held my attention riveted from beginning to end; yes, it is that enthralling!
With Christmas right around the corner, I do hope you will order all three novels in Beauties From Ashes as the perfect gift for that special teen in your life, or as a gift just for you! I predict that Beckie's stories will sweep you off your feet from the first paragraph to the last.
And I hope, if you're not already subscribed to Beckie's blog, God in Real Life . . . Also Coffee, that you'll pay her a visit, and sign up today!
Happy reading, everyone!
Beckie Lindsey is a wife and mother of three adult children, and proud grandmother of recently-arrived Luke. She is thoroughly content with a piece of dark chocolate, a cup of coffee, a great book, and her beloved cats. She loves to encourage others to not only know the truths of the Bible, but to experience them personally and practically in everyday life. Beckie is the editor of SoCal Christian Voice, an author and blogger.
Beckie's novels are available on Amazon. All you need to do is type in her name, and voila!
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