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About the book:
There are giants in the land.
And it has always been so as far as anyone can remember. They work side-by-side with the people, and whenever there is a job too difficult or a threat too great they are there to step in. The giants’ presence gives the townspeople a special confidence about life. But they have become much more dependant on the giants than they realize. One morning the people discover the giants have mysteriously disappeared. Fear and panic grip the town. Someone must find them and bring them back!
Thomas, a young farmer, volunteers and sets out alone on a great journey of danger and discovery. Thomas learns the true nature of giants and what it means for him and his people. Join Thomas in his timeless rite of passage and learn what it means to become something more than you have been, why it is necessary in life, and how to do it.
Learn more about Giants in the Land: http://www.giantsinthelandbook.com
My thoughts on the book:
I initially thought this was a children’s book, but it is definitely geared towards teens to young adult age readers, not because of content, but the writing style. It is a very clean book and younger kids could definitely read it, but it was too advanced for my son. I will read it to him eventually, though. I enjoyed this book- it has a nice message. It is written kind of like a parable with an underlying Christian theme of God and seeking out truth. I liked the message it portrayed of a giant not being measured by his stature, but by the size of his heart. It also talked about the different “giants” we have in our lives and how they have helped us along the way. In the book, the giants leave the town and the people have to learn to do things on their own, just as we have to learn to be strong and survive, too. Then, once we have learned these lessons, we can be a guide to others. The book has a nice message and I will look for the rest of the series when the come out in the future.
About the author:
Clark Burbidge’s path to becoming an award winning author had distant beginnings. He received an MBA degree from the University of Southern California and a BS Degree in finance from the University of Utah. His career spans 31 years in banking, project finance, investment banking and more recently as Chief Financial Officer of three separate companies. He has been actively involved in community and church service, including lay youth and adult ministry, for over 35 years.
It has been his long-term dream to write and publish several works that have been kicking around in his mind for many years. His first book, “Life on the Narrow Path: A Mountain Biker’s Guide to Spiritual Growth in Troubled Times” was released nationally in March 2011. His second book “A Piece of Silver” was published in July 2011 and is currently entering its 2nd edition. Clark enjoys life in the foothills of the Rockies with his wife, children and three grandchildren. He looks forward to this next phase of life’s wonderful adventures.
Learn more about Clark by visiting www.clarkrburbidge.com.
There is a fun video preview to the book that I thought I would share here, too. It shows some of the exciting parts of the book.
The hardback book is selling for $10.83 on Amazon right now and $7.99 for the Kindle version.
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I received this book for free through the Litfuse Publicity Group in exchange for an honest review. I was not compensated in any other way.