Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Veil of Fire - #2 in Summer Reading Giveaway

Veil of Fire
by Marlo Schalesky
ISBN: 1-5891-9077-7
Released May 2007 $13.99
Cook Communications Ministries

This is book #2 for my summer reading giveaway! Don't forget to comment on each summer reading post to be put into the drawing for four books, including:

Gone With the Groom

Veil of Fire


Fair Game

I love books that are based on real historical events. This book is a fictionalized account of the fire in the small town of Hinckley. This is a heart wrenching tale of the personal account of people of the town trying to rebuild their damaged lives and destroyed town. Their faith in God helps them to withstand. The book is well-written and full of descriptive paragraphs that paint a picture in your mind of the events of the book. I love the way that the author, Marlo Schalesky, managed to weave God into every single part of this unpredictable and beautiful book. If you are feeling tired and worn in your life, then this book can help to open your eyes up to the truth and character of God.

Veil of Fire is a book that you will not want to put down. Here is the synopsis of the book.
"The screaming flames surrounded the small town of Hinckley before most knew to flee. Hours later, the survivors picked their way out of the ashes and began anew. For the tight-knit town, the fire meant the inexplicable loss of family, devastating financial ruin, and the disquieting loss of faith. While some agonized over words left unsaid and gestures unmade, one man rejoiced. His secrets fled on the cinders to Heaven, along with everyone who knew them. Or had they?
But in the wak of the maelstrom stood a scorched child of God, filled with resiliency, resolve, and the truth - the truth that would bring freedom and restore faith in God and in man."

Another great thing about this particular author is that she is much like us. Here is Marlo's bio.
"Marlo is the author of five books, including VEIL OF FIRE, a novel about finding hope in the fires of life, Empty Womb, Aching Heart, Hope and Help for Those Struggling with Infertility, and Cry Freedom. She’s had over 500 articles published in various Christian magazines, including Today’s Christian Woman, Decision, Moody Magazine, and Discipleship Journal. She has contributed to Dr. Dobson’s Night Light Devotional for Couples, Tyndale’s Book of Devotions for Kids #3, and Discipleship Journal’s 101 Small Group Ideas. She is a speaker and a regular columnist for Power for Living.
Marlo is also a California native, a small business owner, and a graduate of Stanford University (with a B.S. in Chemistry!). She has recently earned her Masters in Theology, with an emphasis in Biblical Studies, from Fuller Theological Seminary.
Marlo lives with her husband and four young daughters (ages 7, 4 and twins at almost-2) in a log home in Salinas, California.
When she’s not changing diapers, doing laundry, or writing books, Marlo loves to drink Starbucks white mochas, read the New Testament in Greek, and speak to groups about finding the deep places of God in the disappointments of life."

To read a sample chapter of Veil of Fire, visit Marlo's website here. If you have been looking for a quality piece of Christian fiction that you will enjoy and be blessed by, then look no further.

Come back tomorrow to read the next review for the Summer Reading Giveaway. Don't forget to leave a comment to be put into the drawing for this week's books!

Smiles and Loves! Janis

Edited to add: Look at the comments! The author commented about the book, too! How cool! Blessings to you!


Laurel Wreath said...

Sounds like you and I have the same reading tastes, how exciting!!!

Lisa writes... said...

Love books that remind me of the "truth and character of God!"

marlo said...

Hi friends!

Thanks for the great review of my book, Janis! I hope even those who don't win a copy will pick one up and let me now what you think of it after you have a chance to give it a read. I think it's my best book so far, and certainly the story of my heart! Blessings to you all!

--Marlo Schalesky, author of VEIL OF FIRE

Holly Schwendiman said...

Sounds great! I'll have to look into that.


julie said...

I love the title. Sounds great!


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