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Below are some comments and reviews from readers of “A Future and a Hope”:

Oh my!!! I just finished your book – hard to read through the tears!! It was wonderful!!!! I’m sure it WILL touch many lives!!!” ~Dorothy 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.”
~Daphne 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.” ~P. Brett (Christianbook.com review)

"You make known to me the path of life; in Your presence there is fullness of joy; at Your right hand are pleasures forevermore." Psalm 16:11