Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Counted Worthy ~ Book Review and Giveaway!

Counted Worthy
By: Leah E. Good

About the book: 
Heather Stone lives in fear of repeating the past, yet she continues doing the one thing that could trigger another disaster. When the police trace an illegal Bible to her house, Heather's world begins to crumble. 

Her father's life hangs in the balance. No one with the power to help knows or cares. If she tries to save him, she could lead her friends to their deaths. If she does nothing, her father's fate is certain. Can she evade a hostile police force and win public sympathy before it's too late? 

My thoughts:
Counted Worthy is one action-packed book! The minute I started reading, I was hooked and could hardly put it down. The author did an amazing job of making the first chapter an attention grabber. While working at a book sorting center, Heather spies a red Bible. She hides it in her coat and heads home, where she waits for her father to return home from work. Unbeknownst to Heather, there's a tracking bug in the Bible, and that night, men from The Agency appeared at her front door. They took her dad prisoner while Heather escaped out the window and ran to the lake where she promptly threw the red Bible in. From there on, Heather and other members of the underground church looked for ways to free her dad.  Before she knew it, Heather was on The Agency's wanted list. I won't tell you any more of what happened lest I should spoil the end for you, but you can pick up the book here and read it for yourself. Counted Worthy touches many emotions. There are a few parts that make you laugh, others seem to make you frustrated along with Heather that she isn't progressing in finding her dad, and others may even cause you to shed a tear, especially the sad, touching scene at the end between Heather and her father. It made me realize yet again how precious the Word of God is, especially to those who are forbidden from owning one.  Christians are being persecuted for their faith in the Lord and for having Bibles in their possession, yet they still continue to love and serve Him. This is a challenging and inspiring book and is one of the best novels I've read in a long time; I highly recommend it to you all! I loved how Leah drew me, as the reader, in with an attention grabber in the beginning, and then kept me interested throughout the whole book. Another thing that I thought was neat was how the main character had so many Bible verses memorized and kept quoting them to remember the promises of God during her trials. And for an added bonus, all the Bible verses used are quoted from the KJV! :) I would say this is a book that both girls and boys would enjoy reading. It would also be an awesome book for families to read together. I give this book a high rating of 5/5 stars! 
You can purchase the book here, on Leah's website, or on Amazon

Leah, thank you so much for giving me an opportunity to read and review your book. It touched and encouraged me and I so enjoyed reading it. :) You are an awesome writer and I hope God blesses you as you continue writing for Him.

Now, let's move onto the giveaway. Leah has so graciously offered to give one e-book copy away to one of you readers. All you have to do to enter is leave a comment below. :) 

9 comments:

  1. I've been wanting to read this book for ages! It sounds so good. Great post!

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  2. Yes! This book sounds so good and very interesting! Amazing review!

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  3. I've heard of this book, and I would like to read it if I get the chance. :)

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  4. This sounds like a really good book. :) Loved this review!

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  5. It sounds good. I love when books quote the KJV!

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  6. Ooh, sounds really good! I've never heard of this book before. Is it relatively new? There's not many fiction books that I know of, that address the real-life circumstances of having to give your life in consequence for having or reading a Bible or following Christ, or at least having to sacrifice a lot for Christ's sake. Sounds like this would be an eye-opener book, too.
    Thanks for the review!
    Jewels <3
    "And you, being dead in your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, He has made alive together with Him, having forgiven you all your trespasses." Colossians 2:13

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    1. It is really good! It came out in 2014, I believe, so it's not that new. It was really encouraging and eye-opening. :) Thank you for commenting and entering the giveaway!

      Much love,
      Ashley

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  7. Sounds interesting! I'll have to look into getting it!

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