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  • 05/2016
  • 978-0-9883784-4-5 B01BU04ET6
  • 330 pages
  • $2.99
Jump

Christopher took his first leap of faith at the age of five. He jumped off the tree in his backyard, right into his father’s arms. It was only the first branch up, but his father ruffled his hair, held him tight and said he had the faith of a boy twice his age. Each year on his birthday, Christopher takes another jump. Each time, a little higher up that tree. Lands safely, and he might earn God’s pleasure. But one year, Christopher breaks his leg, and suddenly it’s his little sister who seems to please their parents best. Distance grows between him and his father, especially as a sexual addiction takes root in his heart, launching him into a dangerous free-fall. Desperate for escape, Christopher looks to college, thinking he might find God on his own terms. Yet as he becomes entrenched in the secular haven of higher education, he discovers the “Cathedral of Learning” is no more of a savior than a tree. He flees once more, hitchhiking with an atheist set on his own spiritual journey. But as they end up in Selma, Alabama, Christopher and his new friend land in a church that won’t let them get away.

Reviews
Sauret’s raw and bold coming-of-spiritual-age story closely examines the ups and downs of several different varieties of worship through the eyes of a young man on the cusp of adulthood. Christopher Dove was raised in a fundamentalist Christian family in central Pennsylvania, an upbringing that not only informed his daily life, but also the larger decisions for college about what vocation to pursue when he left home. His questions about God started during his childhood—but he could never give them voice, due to his domineering father. Once he escapes his father’s home, he begins his faith journey, though it’s not without difficulties and heartache. Each time he thinks he may have found God, he only finds more questions. This stark and at times painful tale of questions with no easy answers doesn’t shy away from confronting difficult topics such as sexual assault, human trafficking, and racism. The often graphic depictions of the events in Christopher’s life manage to maintain a sense of beauty beneath the overwhelming darkness. (BookLife)
Christian Fiction Book Reviews

Jump is a thought-provoking work of inspiration. Both seeker and seasoned believer can find much to ponder and enjoy in this original work of imagination.

Formats
Ebook Details
  • 05/2016
  • 978-0-9883784-4-5 B01BU04ET6
  • 330 pages
  • $2.99

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