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Thursday, May 5, 2011

Book Blog Tour Stop - People of The Book by Kathi Macias

Today, I am delighted to be hosting a book blog tour stop for author Kathi Macias, and her new book, "People of the Book."

About The Book:

People of the Book coverFarah lives in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, with her family, and wants nothing more than to develop a deeper devotion to her Muslim faith. She sees the month of Ramadan as her chance to draw nearer to Allah, and pursues that goal. All goes well until the prophet Isa—Jesus—appears to her in a dream and calls her to Himself. Her brother, Kareem, who has never liked her, seeks to discredit her.
Farah’s cousin, an only child, frequents an online chat. She discovers former Muslims discussing their new belief that Isa is much more than a Muslim prophet—He is actually the Son of God. She becomes acquainted with an American girl of Muslim ancestry—now a devout Christian—Sara. Sara has problems of her own due to her brother Emir’s suspicious behavior.

Each finds their faith put to the test. Will they be true to their beliefs? Will God protect them, or will they pay the ultimate price for their faith?

"The People of The Book" was a fascinating book to read, especially since the story is set in the region that is in so much unrest and turmoil these days. Kathi Macias did a wonderful job of capturing the personalities of the young girls as they desperately seek answers to questions that only their hearts and their faith can answer.

Young adults as well as adults will find this book to be encouraging and inspiring.

About Kathi Macias:

Kathi Macias photo
Kathi Macias is a multi-award winning writer who has authored more than 30 books and ghostwritten several others. Her most recent release is People of the Book, the fourth and final book in her Extreme Devotion series. A former newspaper columnist and string reporter, Kathi has taught creative and business writing in various venues and has been a guest on many radio and television programs.

Kathi is a popular speaker at churches, women’s clubs and retreats, and writers’ conferences, and was named 2008 Member of the Year by AWSA (Advanced Writers and Speakers Association). Kathi “Easy Writer” Macias lives in Homeland, CA, with her husband, Al, where the two of them spend their free time riding in Al’s new sunburst orange Corvette.

You can reach Kathi or find out more about her writing and speaking at http://www.kathimacias.com/. You can also visit her “Easy Writer” blog at http://kathieasywritermacias.blogspot.com/.

My thanks to Cheryl with Pump Up Your Book Promotions for including me on this book blog tour, and for providing the review copy of this book. I was not compensated for my opinions.


Beth Hoffman said...

Good morning, Sharon! I enjoyed this. Thanks so much for introducing me to Kathi and her Extreme Devotion series

Cheryl said...

Thanks for the lovely review of Kathi's latest. I had never considered this series for young adults, but you could be right. I bet many would enjoy them.

Kathi Macias said...

Thanks for the great post about People of the Book. I hope to hear from some of your followers!

Sharon's Garden of Book Reviews said...

Thank you Kathi, for stopping by, and for writing such a compelling book!

Alexis @ Reflections of a Bookaholic said...

This sounds like a wonderful book and I LOVE the cover.