Friday, December 5, 2014
Introducing: Counted Worthy
***UPDATE*** Congrats to Melody V.! Melody, you're the winner of "Counted Worthy" and have 48 hours to respond to the email we sent you. If you don't respond in the 48 hours, we'll have to pick another winner, so make sure to contact us! Thanks to everyone who participated - and so you know, the current price of "Counted Worthy" (Kindle) is at $1.99 (going up in a few hours), so check it out!
I first heard about Leah Good and her new book, Counted Worthy, via The Rebelution. My interest was piqued and I wanted to know more. Then I knew Leah's book was going to be amazing when best-selling author Brett Harris had this to say about it:
“Every generation must discover it’s own storyweavers. Leah Good is one of ours and we are fortunate. Counted Worthy is a thrilling work of inspirational fiction that perfectly complements the message of Do Hard Things. Grab a copy for yourself, grab a copy for a friend, and help spread the word about this phenomenal debut. Counted Worthy belongs in the hands of every Christian teen and story lover in the country. It’s that good.” —Brett Harris, Author of Do Hard Things
Counted Worthy is Leah Good's first published book and it definitely is an incredible debut. Leah's writing style is easy to read and quickly pulls you into the story. Pretty soon you realize that you're not simply reading the book, you're living it along with the characters!
Here's the synopsis:
Heather Stone lives in fear of repeating the past, yet she continues doing the one thing that could trigger another disaster. When the police trace an illegal Bible to her house, Heather’s world begins to crumble.
Her father’s life hangs in the balance. No one with the power to help knows or cares. If she tries to save him, she could lead her friends to their deaths. If she does nothing, her father’s fate is certain. Can she evade a hostile police force and win public sympathy before it’s too late? (synopsis and picture from Leah's site)
Reading this book was especially poignant as my church recently participated in IDOP (International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church) and we heard true accounts of believers being marytryed for their faith in Christ. So when Heather (main character) realizes that one Bible, which is outlawed by her dystopian government, could cost her everything, it reminded me of believers today. I don't want to give away any spoilers, but it's such a great book about the reality of persecution and faith in Christ and one girl's journey. I have to agree with Brett Harris - every Christian young person needs to read Counted Worthy.
To read chapter 1, click here.
Then go buy it on amazon or Leah's site!
Plus, because Counted Worthy really is such a worthy read (no pun intended!) and we're celebrating our birthday (Bloom! is eight years old this month! More on that to come!), we're giving away one free Kindle copy! To enter the giveaway, please enter the rafflecopter below. International readers welcome! Giveaway starts now and ends on December 4, 2014 at midnight EST. See the rafflecopter below for ways you can earn entries! Please note that if you simply do the ways to enter the giveaway like commenting below or sharing on facebook, but you don't enter the info onto the rafflecopter, your entry will not count. So make sure to use the rafflecopter as you do entries.
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