Monday, May 7, 2012

The Soul Saver by Dineen Miller

This book was not what I expected, it was better! The Soul Saver is about Lexie, and the gift that God has given her. She wakes up from dreams in the early hours of the morning, and dashes into her studio. There, in a tired but slightly frantic daze she sculpts the face she has been shown in her dream. Later that day or week, God leads her to that person, and because she has sculpted their face, she knows who they are when she sees them. That has worked for every face so far but one, one face that she hasn't been able to see clearly enough to sculpt yet.

Lexie doesn't have the kind of life that most people write about, but she has the kind of life that more people have than they want to admit. Her husband, Hugh, is not a Christian. It is a constant barrier and gulf between them in their marriage. They have one son, Jeremy, and a daughter, Mandy, who has died at a very young age.

Lexie's world isn't staying stable. Some of her missions of people to help are extremely challenging to her Faith, and even her marriage. Between Hugh not know who or what she really is, and her not being able to talk to him, and her few and far between freinds --- well Lexie is going to have to trust God with every things she has, and then some. And then there is the demon. The Enemy always has goals, and some that are only able to come into play if we allow them. Pastor Nate knows this first hand, up close and very personally. When his fight becomes part of Lexie's fight lives will change, or they will end.

A very deep book, I really was interested to read the fight of one wife who is married to a man she loves, who is bound for Hell. A man blind to the way of Spiritual warfare, and in danger of losing his own soul, and his family. I can see how this book would make a huge impact on those with non-Christian spouses, as well as in other areas. The Soul Saver is worth reading.


This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
The Soul Saver
Barbour Books (May 1, 2012)
Dineen Miller


Dineen Miller readily admits that one of the greatest lessons she’s learning about life is that there’s purpose in our trials. It’s all about trusting God and putting our hope in Him. Her favorite stories are of the miracles God has wrought in the lives of her family.

Through this lens she also believes her years as a youth counselor, a Stephen Minister, a women’s ministry leader, and a small group leader fuel her desire to ignite the souls of others through words of truth.

In addition to writing for Spiritually Unequal Marriage, Dineen has won several prestigious awards for her fiction, and her devotional writing has been featured in Our Journey and Christian Women Online Magazine. She’s also a C.L.A.S.S. Communicator and has been featured on the Moody Radio Network, Family Life and Focus on the Family Radio.

Married for 24 years to a guy who keeps her young, she lives in the Bay Area with her husband and two adult daughters, who surprise her daily with their own creativity.

She is the co-author of Winning Him Without Words: 10 Keys to Thriving in Your Spiritually Mismatched Marriage and the author of The Soul Saver.

When Trusting God Is the Only Way Out

On an average day, God started her missions in her sculpting studio, revealing the face of the person she would meet at the grocery store, bank, or playground. The goal was always the same. Reach the lost, bring someone back to God, restore hope. But then came the tough missions—the ones that sent Lexie Baltimore into real battle. And she had a few battle scars to show for it.

Tormented that she can’t reach the one person she loves the most—staunch atheist and husband Hugh—Lexie finds her own hope waning when the battle comes to her doorstep in the shape of a pastor who represents everything she wants and everything her husband is not—a godly man.

Then false accusations and rumors spin her husband and family into a precarious position, and the only way out is to trust God. But how can she convince her husband when she’s struggling to trust God herself?

This time Lexie is the mission.

“Never before have I felt as if I were seeing someone’s life play out across a page until I read Soul Saver. Dineen Miller's prose had me sighing at the beauty of her word pictures. This is not a book to be missed – Life changing!”
— Robin Caroll, author of the Evil series and Injustice For All
“When you combine stellar writing, intriguing characters, and a fascinating plot the result is a story like Soul Saver. It’s the kind of novel I wish I had written.”
— James L. Rubart, bestselling author of ROOMS, Book of Days, and The Chair
If you would like to read the first chapter of The Soul Saver, go HERE.

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