Take One (Above the Line #1)

 
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Take One (Above the Line #1)
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March 24, 2009
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Could they change the world---before the world changes them?Filmmakers Chase Ryan and Keith Ellison left the mission field of Indonesia for the mission field of Hollywood with a dream bigger than both of them. Now they have done the impossible: raised enough money to produce a feature film with a message that could change the world.But as Chase and Keith begin shooting, their well-laid plans begin to unravel. With millions of dollars on the line, they make a desperate attempt to keep the film from falling apart---even as a temperamental actress, a botched production schedule, and their own insecurities leave little room for the creative and spiritual passion that once motivated them. Was God really behind this movie after all? A chance meeting and friendship with John Baxter could bring the encouragement they need to stay on mission and produce a movie that will actually change people's lives.In the midst of the questions and the cameras, is it possible to keep things above the line and make a movie unlike anything done before---or is the risk too great for everyone?

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Karen Kingsbury: Not an Author to Miss
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Karen Kingsbury is one of the best Christian fiction authors I've found
yet. (Another good one is Dee Henderson.) Her stories are captivating
and completely draws me into her characters' lives. Every book of hers
I've found it difficult to put down.

Take
One is the start of a new series, but it is also a continuation of
several of Kingsbury's series, which I've also read: the Redemption
series, Firstborn series, and the Sunrise series, all of which follow
the Baxter family. I was thrilled when I heard that Kingsbury was going
to continue writing about the Baxters vicariously through new
characters. And Take One is yet
another Kingsbury accomplishment. I haven't yet read a book of hers
that I didn't love!

The first Karen Kingsbury book that I read
was Divine, and it is still one
of my favorites by her. It's about a girl who was forced into
prostitution when she was a girl. If you haven't read any Kingsbury
books, I recommend starting with this one. It is a stand-alone novel.

In
Take One, I was especially
glad to see the Cody/Bailey/Tim storyline continued from the previous
series. I have to say that I was more interested in what was happening
to Bailey and her roommate Andi, then about Keith and Chase's film
production. But that's probably only because I'm college-aged and I
relate to Bailey's life better.

I can't wait to read the rest of
this series. Take Two is
already out, and Take Three is coming March 23. But since I have The Mists of Avalon (which is a
mega-book!) to read, plus a ton of books coming in the mail, I will have
to add it to my ever-growing TBR pile!
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