Below are some comments and reviews from readers of “A Future and a Hope”:
“This was a great read! I read a lot of nonfiction, and this book (which belongs to my 17 year old son) was a thoroughly enjoyable break. Clean and wholesome and fun! There was suspense and love and so many positive relationships between friends, teens and their parents, and their mentors. I enjoyed the writing style, which included distinctive descriptions, metaphors, and similes. My favorite aspect might have been the way the story reveals the truth that this world has troubles — for both Christians and nonChristians — but God comforts His children and we can find strength in bearing one another’s burdens. Themes of loyalty, kindness, self-sacrifice, and forgiveness, make this a worthwhile read, sowing truth and character into the heart of the reader. I hope this author continues to write such stories.” ~Amazon customer
“Couldn’t put it down once I started… Read it straight through without stopping!” ~Tim (Amazon review)
“Absolutely amazing novel.” ~Jim B.
“My teenage son was given this book by a mentor at our church and couldn’t put it down! The author does an excellent job weaving together a story that encourages young men and women to pursue God’s truth and wisdom throughout life’s trials and to trust that He has an ultimate plan for each person’s journey. When he was done reading, my son handed the book to me, saying it was my turn. That’s when I realized the author not only meant for this novel to speak to teens and college-aged individuals, but penned it to be applicable to all ages. I thoroughly enjoyed it and would welcome a sequel, should one be planned for the future!” ~Hanessa (Amazon review)
“Oh my!!! I just finished your book – hard to read through the tears!! It was wonderful!!!! I’m sure it WILL touch many lives!!!” ~D. K.
“Great book! Wonderful message of grace and faithfulness.” ~Char G.
“I am partial to this book. To me, it is so well written and a true testament to a young man’s life. At first the reader may think that Caleb is a little too perfect, but he is a young man who obeys his parents, thinks about things before he does them, and strives to do what is right. This brings to mind Proverbs 22:6. Caleb will eventually be tested and he will struggle to do the right thing. Ellie was the character that I loved so much. She overcame so much adversity and her plea that they not give up on her was endearing. Watching her grow into this young woman was a delight. The twists thrown into the story was fluid and organic. It tested the faith of each character. And there were parts that foreshadowed the end, and that made the story even more delightful. This is a young adult novel, yet also a new adult. But any age can read it. As I read this book, I thought of my own sons and how much Caleb Sawyer reminded me of them. Not only does this book epitomizes Jeremiah 29:11, but also Proverbs 22:6. And this is one I will definitely recommend. You won’t be disappointed in this story! Trust me, you’ll love it.” ~Daphne S. (Goodreads review)
“If you haven’t read this book, I encourage you to do so. Beautifully written and with such a real-life portrayal that is lacking in many books.” ~D. S.
“Good sweet teen/young adult story. Reality based with real teenage/young adult struggles about life love, dealing with the interactions between believers and non believers. Although characters where half my age they didn’t come across as whiney or annoying and admitted when they didn’t understand something which is enjoyable for ant age of reader.” ~Marlene (Amazon review)
“I love the way the book is dedicated, ‘To everyone who, at one time or another, ever doubted the goodness of God.’ You see a lot of God’s goodness in this book, despite the tragedies of life that occur. In this book, a bright and godly young man strives to honor God in everything he does. That doesn’t mean he’s perfect, but he tries to listen to God and follow him. I find him a good role model for teens. He meets Ellie who poses questions he tries to answer. She has had a tragic background and doesn’t believe God exists, and if He does, why did He allow so many bad things to happen to her? Is there really a future and a hope for her? I like this book in that it portrays listening and following God. It gives hope and comfort when life’s tragedies occur. It gets bogged down a little in day-to-day life, but overall is an interesting and thought-provoking book. (Please Note: Although this book was provided to me by Ambassador International for review, the opinions expressed are my own.)” ~Lighthouse Mom
“Just finished your book. Awesome! Loved the way the story shifted gears ½ way through…” ~Tim
“I was hooked after 5 pages and it just gets better. You write another book I’ll buy the first copy!!” ~Jared M.
“What a fantastic story of God’s persistent love. This book weaves together different themes to tell a meaningful and inspirational tale that paints a beautiful picture of God’s compassion for his people. I really enjoyed the writing and the message!” ~Ariana (Amazon review)
“I want to congratulate you on writing a great book! I finished it in about a week. I really enjoyed it. My daughter has read it and loved it too. She not only wants you to write other such books, but as an inspiring amateur actress, she thinks it should be made into a movie and she wants to be in it. I will be encouraging others to read it as well. Thanks again for the gift of the book and the hours of edification and enjoyment.” ~Pastor C.
“I finally got to read the book! I really did enjoy it! I thought it was very readable, with believable characters and an interesting story line.” ~Cindy
“When is the movie release? Grr-eATTTT book!” ~John G.
“Great story, great theology. I really enjoyed the various themes of the story and how the author interviewed truth. Five starts out of five.” ~Brett (Christianbook.com review)
“I enjoyed your book very much. The events of the story were life scenarios. The biggest surprise for me was the (redacted!) – nice touch. I will be waiting for your next book.” ~Jan S.
“A really excellent book, based on a most forthright Biblical doctrine/truth.” ~G. Scott
“I so enjoyed reading this book. At first I thought it was just for teens but the storyline kept me reading and there were so many Biblical messages. Thank you for writing this.” ~Jeannie B.