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Chris Fabry
Married to Andrea since 1982. We have 9 children together and none apart. Our dog's name is Tebow.
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After finding and remediating mold twice in our Colorado home, we abandoned ship in October 2008. Because of the high levels of exposure, our entire family was affected. After months of seeing different specialists for all of the problems, we came to Arizona to begin comprehensive treatment to rid our bodies of the toxic buildup. In August 2009 we moved into a larger home, four bedrooms, south of Tucson, north of Mexico. I am doing my daily radio program/ writing from that location. Thanks for praying for us. We really feel it.

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Friday, June 10, 2016

Reason #4 to pre-order The Promise of Jesse Woods

Music is critical to me getting my fiction right. I use songs of the period or soundtracks from films that get me in the right mood for the scenes I'm writing. When I was helping write Left Behind: The Kids, 35 books in the apocalyptic, end-times series, I listened to a lot of Hans Zimmer. When I wrote Almost Heaven, I had an online bluegrass channel I kept going.

For The Promise of Jesse Woods there was a group of songs I listened to every day for the six months it took to write the book.

#1. "Lean on Me," Bill Withers
#2. "A Thousand Miles," Vanessa Carlton
#3. "Long Way To Go," Augustana
#4. "The Road Not Taken," Bruce Hornsby

These songs provide the longing, the heart, the pain, the anguish, and the joy of running back to the hills again.


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3 comments:

Rebekah Dorris said...

Mr. Fabry,

I love Tyndale. Love them. Yesterday they sent me The Promise of Jesse Woods to review, and let me tell you. It is epic. I wanted to write my review this evening, but my husband picked up the book, and, well, there goes that. Just you try prying that book out of anyone's hands once they get sucked into that story. (That, and I did read him some of the very best sections last night. Parts about the grocery store, the music in the car, and Matt & Jesse's first meeting. And Dantrelle. We work with kids like that, and this book is flat awesome.)

For anyone who likes getting in on something good from the get-go, this book is the next To Kill a Mockingbird. It felt like the child of the classic, all grown up and refocused for today's reader. I thought that even before the references to the book came, so you can imagine my delight when the kids grab TKAM from the libary! :)

Really, I'm glad my husband thwarted my attempts to review the book this evening. This story is one that sticks to your ribs; I'm gonna need to ruminate on it a spell before giving a worthy review. The ending was quite satisfying although I sure didn't see it coming; it seems very realistic.

The point, that God can be trusted beyond our feeble attempts to help him get things done the way we want them, was powerful and one that needs to soak in. Thank you.

The depiction of Mama was painful and much needed. It made me tremble at my tendencies to want to lead, control, and manipulate; it got me on my face begging God to keep me from being like her. And it reminded me that God's grace does turn all things together for good if we love him, despite my many mistakes.

And those descriptions. Can I quote some of the best in my review? Like Shirl's whip cream monologue? OH I LOVE IT!!!!

Thank you so much for such an amazing book. I am so honored to get to review it. I believe it is going to be a bestseller, but more importantly, that God will use it to turn the hearts of people to love the Dantrelles, the Jesses, and the Dickies as He does. May it be so.

God bless you and your family!



Rebekah Dorris said...

Mr. Fabry,

I love Tyndale. Love them. Yesterday they sent me The Promise of Jesse Woods to review, and let me tell you. It is epic. I wanted to write my review this evening, but my husband picked up the book, and, well, there goes that. Just you try prying that book out of anyone's hands once they get sucked into that story. (That, and I did read him some of the very best sections last night. Parts about the grocery store, the music in the car, and Matt & Jesse's first meeting. And Dantrelle. We work with kids like that, and this book is flat awesome.)

For anyone who likes getting in on something good from the get-go, this book is the next To Kill a Mockingbird. It felt like the child of the classic, all grown up and refocused for today's reader. I thought that even before the references to the book came, so you can imagine my delight when the kids grab TKAM from the libary! :)

Really, I'm glad my husband thwarted my attempts to review the book this evening. This story is one that sticks to your ribs; I'm gonna need to ruminate on it a spell before giving a worthy review. The ending was quite satisfying although I sure didn't see it coming; it seems very realistic.

The point, that God can be trusted beyond our feeble attempts to help him get things done the way we want them, was powerful and one that needs to soak in. Thank you.

The depiction of Mama was painful and much needed. It made me tremble at my tendencies to want to lead, control, and manipulate; it got me on my face begging God to keep me from being like her. And it reminded me that God's grace does turn all things together for good if we love him, despite my many mistakes.

And those descriptions. Can I quote some of the best in my review? Like Shirl's whip cream monologue? OH I LOVE IT!!!!

Thank you so much for such an amazing book. I am so honored to get to review it. I believe it is going to be a bestseller, but more importantly, that God will use it to turn the hearts of people to love the Dantrelles, the Jesses, and the Dickies as He does. May it be so.

God bless you and your family!

Kim Newhouse said...

I couldn't believe how easily the hymn tunes you mentioned in the book came right back to me from childhood. But the "And Can It Be" reference? KILLED me!! Well played at a most intense moment.