Sep 072012
 

Product Details:

  • 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

 

 

 

 

Book Description:

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.

My Review:

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…

“Did you know that the main character in Merrill Osmond’s book is named
“Liam?” It’s there for a reason… it means “defender”… but I also
like it because it kind of sounds like “Merrill” said backwards. 
Whether you’re an Osmond fan or not, “Faith, Hope and Gravity” offers a
thought-provoking adventure story about talents and unique abilities and
what we do with them. (And, yes, everyone has talent.)
Many people have asked how I came to write Merrill’s book. It started
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.”
If going on a world-wide reading adventure while discovering insights to
make your life happier sounds good, be sure to get your copy.”
You can purchase your copy HERE!

 Now, how would you like to win some prizes offered by Merrill Osmond. There are several ways to enter on the Rafflecopter form below.

The giveaway is open to US addresses only. 

You can enter to win either: Both prizes will be given away…2 winners!!!
Audio book of Let the Reason Be Love
written and narrated by Merrill Osmond
Let the Reason Be Love – In this new medium, 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.

Broadway compilation CD by Merrill
Osmond

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Go visit other blogs on this tour to read interviews with Merrill and enter other giveaways!

Aug 27- http://shirleybahlmann.blogspot.com/

Aug 28-http://ldswritermom.blogspot.com/

Aug 31

http://tristipinkston.blogspot.com/

Sept 4- http://moniquebucheger.blogspot.com/

Sept 5-http://joansowards.blogspot.com/

Sept 7-http://whynotbecauseisaidso.blogspot.com/

http://www.ldswomensbookreview.com/wordpress/

Sept 10 – http://tamarahartheiner.blogspot.com/

Sept 12- http://bythebecks.blogspot.com/

Sept 13- http://fireandicephoto.blogspot.com/

Sept 14- http://iamareadernotawriter.blogspot.com/

Sept 17- http://www.debbiesinkspectations.blogspot.com/

Sept 18- http://gettingyourreadonaimeebrown.blogspot.com/

Sept 20- http://www.kathiswritingnook.com/

Sept 24-http://www.queenoftheclan.com/

October 1-Jewel Adams www.jewelsbestgems.blogspot.com

About the Authors:



Merrill
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.



Shirley
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.

 

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  4 Responses to “Blog Tour for:Faith, Hope and Gravity by Merrill Osmond and Shirley Balhmann Also Enter to Win Audio Book or CD from Merrill!”

  1. Sounds like a great good. And Merrill has an awesome head of white hair. *jealous*

  2. I have loved the Osmonds and their music since I was a child. I am looking forward to reading this latest book, and will even write a review of it on my blog: thereadingand hobbycorner.blogspot.com.

  3. Love the Osmonds and especially love the new book.

  4. Oooo Faith, Hope, and Charity sounds great! I’m looking forward to getting my hands on a copy!

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