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    Former Things Forgotten

    By Thomas Trezise

    Moonshine makes Tessa Gibbs’s father mean, and getting religion makes him cruel and judgmental. Red-headed and determined Tessa is desperate to escape him, his God, and her home in the Appalachian...

    Publisher
    Redemption Press

    ISBN
    9781951350321

    Publication Date
    February 20, 2024

    US Price
    $22.95

    Page Count
    476

    About the book

    Moonshine makes Tessa Gibbs’s father mean, and getting religion makes him cruel and judgmental. Red-headed and determined Tessa is desperate to escape him, his God, and her home in the Appalachian Mountains of eastern Tennessee. When a college scholarship provides the key to a new life, Tessa leaves the mountains but finds herself unfulfilled and always reaching for something beyond.

    Created for a kingdom of which she has no earthly memory, Tessa doesn’t know she was part of a failed rebellion against God in heaven and sent to be born on fallen earth. Will she continue to choose her own way and resist all efforts to bring her back to the Kingdom? An intense battle wages to return her soul to God … and may require an ultimate sacrifice.

    This intriguing and unforgettable story of love at the intersection of heaven and earth, where relationships are eternal and hard choices determine destinies, examines the questions, answers, and consequences of life lived for self or for God.

    A complimentary study guide can be obtained at Thomas Trezise’s website.

    Reviews

    Rich allegory throughout both sub-plots. The way the sub-plots converge has an element of surprise but also a feeling of ‘well, of course.’ Trezise displays a deep empathy and respect for Appalachia and its people. More than a story about faith, Former Things Forgotten offers a keen perspective–without trying to convince or convert–on what it means to have a personal relationship with God and the meaning of free will. A fairly quick read but you might catch yourself going back and re-reading various chapters–as the storyline progresses, it hints at things you may have missed in earlier reading. Don’t resist the urge to go back…it’s worth it.
    Michael Cameron
    5 Stars – Parallel storylines and clever twists

    Former Things Forgotten is a well written story with thought provoking messages. Strong character development and mountain life wonderfully crafted. Christian theme embracing Christ and the Kingdom of God a much needed & timely topic in this day and age. Worth a read.
    Mariana
    5 Stars – Thoughtful & Inspirational Novel

    About the book

    Moonshine makes Tessa Gibbs’s father mean, and getting religion makes him cruel and judgmental. Red-headed and determined Tessa is desperate to escape him, his God, and her home in the Appalachian Mountains of eastern Tennessee. When a college scholarship provides the key to a new life, Tessa leaves the mountains but finds herself unfulfilled and always reaching for something beyond.

    Created for a kingdom of which she has no earthly memory, Tessa doesn’t know she was part of a failed rebellion against God in heaven and sent to be born on fallen earth. Will she continue to choose her own way and resist all efforts to bring her back to the Kingdom? An intense battle wages to return her soul to God … and may require an ultimate sacrifice.

    This intriguing and unforgettable story of love at the intersection of heaven and earth, where relationships are eternal and hard choices determine destinies, examines the questions, answers, and consequences of life lived for self or for God.

    A complimentary study guide can be obtained at Thomas Trezise’s website.

    Reviews

    Rich allegory throughout both sub-plots. The way the sub-plots converge has an element of surprise but also a feeling of ‘well, of course.’ Trezise displays a deep empathy and respect for Appalachia and its people. More than a story about faith, Former Things Forgotten offers a keen perspective–without trying to convince or convert–on what it means to have a personal relationship with God and the meaning of free will. A fairly quick read but you might catch yourself going back and re-reading various chapters–as the storyline progresses, it hints at things you may have missed in earlier reading. Don’t resist the urge to go back…it’s worth it.
    Michael Cameron
    5 Stars – Parallel storylines and clever twists

    Former Things Forgotten is a well written story with thought provoking messages. Strong character development and mountain life wonderfully crafted. Christian theme embracing Christ and the Kingdom of God a much needed & timely topic in this day and age. Worth a read.
    Mariana
    5 Stars – Thoughtful & Inspirational Novel

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