About the Book
She knew the decision would change her life. But she didn’t know she’d have to fight to survive.
When Amira put her faith in Christ, she knew life wouldn’t be easy. But hiding her conversion from her Muslim family soon becomes the least of her worries. Forced to leave the only home she’s ever known, she travels to the island of Gabeburough, trying her best to make a fresh start. Two escaped convicts and a treasure map. A leafy paradise that becomes her home. Amira begins to wonder, where is her Redeemer when she needs Him the most?
Caleb Haddington is prince of Carpathia. Life should be perfect, but he can’t get a certain dark-haired girl out of his mind. Amira was his best friend when he lived in France, but her letters to him have suddenly stopped. Her last letter is filled with terror that her faith will soon be discovered. Only a single hope keeps him alive; when the time is right, he’s going after her. He’ll bring her back and prove to the kingdom that he’s a man. But the journey proves to be more perilous than he’d ever imagined. Ridicule, comfortless days and the threat of a hurricane are just the start of his problems. Lying becomes easy for Caleb until his own life crumbles before him. Brought to his knees under the pressure of his actions, he comes to realize the sweetness of his Savior. Forgiveness, grace, and mercy are granted fully to those who ask.
Caleb and Amira soon discover that they don’t just serve a gracious Savior, but a wonderful, magnificent, marvelous Redeemer.
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So, if you are looking for a true inspirational fiction with a strong Scriptural base, I would say A Marvelous Redeemer and the Light for Christ Trilogy may be for you! I feel like the book is most relatable to the young adult reader, as young as middle school age I would say. Our hero and heroine are very much humans with flaws, but they allow the Bible to guide them and learn a lot along the way about God and truth from the Scripture. Props to the author for bringing attention to the persecution Christians go through sometimes, especially internationally, when they leave a cult or other religion. I have read a study recently that Christians are being persecuted more than ever in modern times, and this is something (me included) we just do not pray for or support enough.*** We get a glimpse of that in Amira's life being kicked out of her Muslim home when she is found out to be Christian and refuses to renounce that. I should note the book is also historical, but not history I was really familiar with. There was also some exciting adventure contained within, though again more for the YA reader. I would say the book was a little too long for me, and the book seemed a bit too wordy or disorganized. I feel that taking into account the youth of our author, she shows a lot of great potential. I feel that our author really put a lot of heart into her writing, and that shines through. I would recommend this book for those looking for a truly inspirational book with a lot of Scripture or the YA reader, middle school or up.
I received a complimentary copy of this book, and all opinions given are entirely my own.
***If you would like to be more involved in supporting and praying for our Christian brothers and sisters facing persecution, check out Voice of the Martyrs! https://www.persecution.com/
!!!Trigger Alert: For those who may have lived through persecution as a result of becoming a Christian, or possibly Muslim readers because of the portrayal of the Muslim religion in the book
About the Author
ALEIGHA C. ISRAEL writer of inspirational fiction and poetry is an author of multiple books and enjoys sharing God’s love through the powerful art of storytelling.
Aleigha loves being a Community Assistant at the Young Writers Workshop and teaching writing classes to her talented students.
When she’s not daydreaming about a new story idea or playing with her sidekick “Marley” (a Pomeranian mix) she can usually be seen traveling with her family’s gospel bluegrass band, “Fret Not” or making personalized author swag for her business Literary Treasures.
She doesn’t have to search very hard for inspiration.
Living in the Israel household, it’s guaranteed there’s an adventure waiting around every corner!
More from AleighaI’m beyond excited to finally share Caleb’s Song with you all!! Something I love doing with my stories, is writing songs that become the character’s life songs. I’ve done it for most of my books. In A Marvelous Redeemer, Caleb suffers his way through learning several valuable lessons. But His Redeemer never left his side for a single moment. We don’t have to try and make it through this world alone, because Jesus walks beside us all the way. Through Jesus, we can find freedom, victory, peace, love and forgiveness. We can find ultimate joy in the sweet presence of our gracious, Marvelous Redeemer. I hope you enjoy Caleb’s Song! You can also check out his song on YouTube at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tXykDvOTGVc And read an exclusive interview with Caleb Haddington and more of the royal family on my blog: https://thepenofthewriter.weebly.com/character-fun.html (And even have the chance to ask Caleb a few questions of your own!!)
“A speck on the horizon, nothing big, nothing tall. Just an ant on this earth, trying to break down this wall. A trembling wind, a small ship on the sea, Understanding this world is not all about me. Trying to fix all my problems, trying to right all my wrongs. I just need someone stronger to carry me along. I can build up walls, and hide within, but the pain is still there, with no way to win. I need love, I need a Savior, I need the Prince who was born in a manger. I need strength, in all my weakness. I need a light to chase all my darkness. I need Jesus, I need Jesus. My well is so empty, my spirit is dry. No relief from this pain, though I try and I try. I can’t do this anymore, my life is a mess, I just want to win this battle, nothing more, nothing less. This world offers answers that only appease for a day. But I’ve finally found my life source, the only One, the only Way. My burden’s now been lifted, I’ve found a life boat on the sea. My walls are broken down, I’ve found victory! In His love, in my Savior, in my Prince who was born in a manger. He is strength, in all my weakness. He is the light to chase all my darkness. I’ve found Jesus, I’ve found Jesus.”
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To celebrate her tour, Aleigha is giving away a grand prize package that includes “My Foolish Heart” by Susan May Warren, “The Blessing” by Wanda E. Brunstetter, “Hidden Treasures” by Aleigha C. Israel, Song of the Mountains candle by @BookBurnCandles, a $10 Amazon gift card, and chocolate!!
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