Friday, September 30, 2011

Mini Review and blog tour - Found in Translation

Found in Translation by Roger Bruner
Release Date: January 1, 2011
Publisher: Barbour Books
Genre: Christian Contemporary Fiction
Series: Altered Hearts #1
Pages: 368
Format: Paperback
Buy It: Amazon

When Kim Hartlinger—eighteen and spoiled—arrives on a mission trip to Mexico and discovers, to her chagrin, that she’ll be doing construction in a remote village without plumbing and electricity, rather than evangelism in a medium-sized town with a fast food joint . . she has only two choices. “Rough it” (which isn’t exactly what Kim had in mind when she signed up for this trip) or turn around and head home.
Will Kim be able to touch the villagers’ hearts with the Gospel? Or will her time in Mexico be up before she gets the chance?
This book pulled me in immediately. The story is foreworded by Kristi Rae Bruner, Roger's daughter. This story is based on her experience on a similar missions trip, and her life-changing experience. With her knowledge, Roger wrote this story.

At first Kim seems like a typical spoiled teenager - thinking of no one but herself. However, she has a genuine Christian heart and wants to help despite the change in circumstances. She makes the best of her situation by frequently laughing at herself, and bonding with Aleesha, an African-American girl that has no issues with Kim's attitude.

Kim hits many snags along the way but learns from each of them and grows in her Christian faith. This story is inspiring to all and helps the reader to put themself into another's shoes. A must-read!

This book was received free for review from the author. I was not required to give a positive review, simply an honest one.

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  1. I like how you prettied up this blog post, Ariel! I liked Found in Translation, also.

  2. I liked the story a great deal, Ariel. And Aleesha was one of my favorite characters. I wonder if Aleesha is based on someone Kristi actually met. Hmmm.

  3. I agree with Rachelle, Ariel -- I love the neat things you did to make your post so pretty. Great review, too. :-)


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