- Paperback: 288 pages
- Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (August 17, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1477681787
- ISBN-13: 978-1477681787
- FTC, FYI: Review e-copy
Faith, Hope and Gravity
is the spiritual, magical adventure of teenage Liam Kane as he
discovers some of the same lessons Merrill Osmond learned as the
world-traveling lead singer of the Osmond Brothers. Merrill, like Liam,
was often misunderstood for his visionary quests to understand those who
looked for answers to life’s questions.
Liam’s talents gain him international notoriety as “The
Prophecy Boy” who swims with dolphins, dreams of a mysterious red door,
and champions those who are misunderstood.
Surviving kidnapping, near-drowning, and imprisonment
ultimately leads to the discovery that despite inherent differences,
when people respect one another’s unique abilities, the thread of
commonality that runs through mankind grows ever stronger.
Turn the pages and join the unforgettable journey.
Faith,Hope, and Gravity is one of those books that you read, and then immediately hand it off to your kids. This story not only entertains, but leaves so many great messages for the reader. As you read about Liam’s journey through life, and his many struggles as he tries to find his place in the world, most people will be able to relate to this character. I feel like tweens and teens especially will read Liam’s story and feel this story was written for them.
I loved reading on Shirley’s blog how Faith, Hope and Gravity came to be. Here is what she said…
“Liam?” It’s there for a reason… it means “defender”… but I also
like it because it kind of sounds like “Merrill” said backwards.
thought-provoking adventure story about talents and unique abilities and
what we do with them. (And, yes, everyone has talent.)
after my friend, Alicia Feree, who knows sign language, joined my
writing class. She was acquainted with Merrill’s son, Justin, and
referred him to me to write his story. Once Justin’s book, “Hearing with
my Heart” was done, (CLICK HERE!) Merrill
asked if I’d be interested in working with him on a book project. We
talked, he gave me his notes, (a LOT of notes) I read and outlined, we
talked some more, I wrote, we read, and talked some more. And what we
came up with is “Faith, Hope and Gravity.”
make your life happier sounds good, be sure to get your copy.”
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written and narrated by Merrill Osmond
continues to entertain us through real-life journal excerpts and fascinating
life stories set against a show business backdrop. But more than a melody of
family and fame, he blends into this work the harmony of his faith. Just when
we feel alone or unprepared on this stage of life, here are new tunes and steps
to motivate and inspire. The middle man in this famous family not only presents
us with a backstage pass into his unusual life, but beckons us open-armed into
his unusual heart, offering the best reason of all to keep singing and dancing.
To followers of Christ and truth-seekers everywhere, here is a gift, as
down-to-earth as a book about God can be.
Go visit other blogs on this tour to read interviews with Merrill and enter other giveaways!
Sept 10 – http://tamarahartheiner.blogspot.com/
Sept 12- http://bythebecks.blogspot.com/
Sept 13- http://fireandicephoto.blogspot.com/
Sept 20- http://www.kathiswritingnook.com/
About the Authors:
Osmond is a world-class entertainer, producer, author, motivational
speaker and renowned lead singer of the Osmonds. Merrill and his
siblings have produced 47 platinum & gold records and Merrill has
written the lyrics for five #1 hit records. Merrill is a co-founder of
the Osmond Foundation, which originally produced “The Children’s Miracle
Network” Telethon. He has produced presidential inaugural events for
both Reagan & Bush. Merrill is excited to release his first novel,
Faith, Hope & Gravity.
Bahlmann has written a wide variety of genres, including historical
fiction, novels, biographies, how-to, and how-not-to books. One of her
favorites is a children’s book titled “When the Chicken Crossed the
Road” which comes with instructions and a chicken-colored washcloth so
you can roll your own chicken! Shirley finds the most annoying thing
about being a prolific writer is sleep, because she’d rather be writing.