What I find in your books that keeps me coming back (and looking forward to the next—write faster, please!) is that beautiful quality in each of your protagonists, that burning desire to hear the Lord, obey the Lord, and please the Lord.
It speaks deeply to my soul. It takes a certain spiritual discernment to write as you do and it’s completely refreshing. Those nine years spent writing seven novels were not for naught. I’ve just finished Hidden in Dreams, and the week before, Rare Earth. I didn’t realize both were sequels, but the continuation was seamless.
Hidden in Dreams touched me on many levels but I’ll only mention a few:
- Elena’s desire to know she was “hearing” the Lord correctly. Although the Spirit’s spoken to me many times, not always is the deepest meaning of his words clear. I could relate to Elena.
- My son, 22, has suffered over five years now with moderate-to-severe headaches brought on by his deep-seated fear of (facing) the future. I found myself wishing I could borrow your Dr. Elena for consultation. I’ve a suspicion she could go places the other counselors have been unable to.
- Showing the pervasive evil in our present world while acknowledging that God is in complete control and has, in fact, already claimed victory over evil.
Thank you for writing from the heart. With so many Christian publishers following the money and so many authors writing with little depth, you are like a glass of crystal cool water to this thirsty reader! And I thank God for all he does through you so those of us who read your books can dwell on his goodness more and more!
Seldom have I received such a lovely and all-encompassing email. Thank you so much for sharing from the heart, though it was hard to learn of your son’s current issues. I would be happy to share Elena with you, were it only possible.