Have you ever felt like too much was going on and you just couldn't handle anything more? Or maybe someone has bothered you so much that you avoid them as much as you can, but they still keep coming back. David felt that way in Faith Blum's short story, Faith is the Victory, and she's here today to tell us more about her book.
About the Book
Winning story in Perry Elisabeth Designs' short story contest.
I don’t like change. I know most people get used to it, but I have never been able to. When Dad announced their move and I couldn’t go with them, I didn’t handle it well. Would I ever find the faith to be victorious?
Content warning: A character does attempt suicide, so please read with caution.
About the Author
Faith Blum started writing at an early age. She started even before she could read! She even thought she could write better than Dr. Seuss. (The picture doesn’t show it well, but there are scribblings on the page of Green Eggs and Ham). Now that she has grown up a little more, she knows she will probably never reach the success of Dr. Seuss, but that doesn’t stop her from trying.
When she isn’t writing, Faith enjoys doing many right-brained activities such as reading, crafting, playing piano, and playing games with her family. One of her dreams is to visit Castle City, Montana. She currently lives on a hobby farm with her family in Wisconsin.
There are many ways to connect with Faith online. All of them can be found in one convenient place: http://FaithBlum.com. On her website you can find links to her various social media sites and both of her blogs.
This book doesn’t have much to do with Faith is the Victory, but if you like Westerns or stories about mail order brides, you might just like this novella. And it’s written by Faith Blum.
Faith Is the Victory // written by Faith Blum
published in 2016 // YA Christian suspense
Wow! I am pleasantly surprised by Faith Blum's newest release. It's a short story, and doesn't take too long to read... but it packs a powerful punch in the message it bears.
What do I like? It's a deep story. Spiritually, emotionally -- deep. Although I haven't read all of Miss Blum's books, I've read a couple of her Western romance books -- which I liked. But Faith Is the Victory swept me away.
David Conyers is feeling down about everything happening in his life. With his parents and siblings moving 500 miles away, he often feels alone. He's trying to finish out the college semester, and turns schoolwork into a distraction from the negative things in life. Being bullied doesn't help, and having a stutter that surfaces during nerve-wracking moments most certainly isn't helping him cope.
From all angles, it's easy to see that David needs help. But more than that -- he needs to find a Savior.
The story does deal with suicidal and depressive thoughts. Personally, I still feel comfortable recommending this for kids over the age of 12 (and adults too).
I would be very glad if Faith Blum continues to write any more books similar to this one in the Christian suspense genre.
Faith Is the Victory is available on Amazon in e-book format.
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Truth Through the Ages Party
Faith and her friend, Amanda Tero, are hosting a Facebook party on September 30th to celebrate their new releases! There will be giveaways, games, fun times, and a grand prize. They are also giving away a set of 4 eBooks to the person who invites the most guests. So head on over, invite some friends and then ask them to vote for you in the poll. The Party link is here and the link to the poll can be found here. They are also doing some fun pre-party posts and on September 26th and 27th, they are taking questions from the guests.
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