Saturday, October 29, 2011

Up and Coming Fiction! Sunrise on the Battery by Beth Webb Hart

Good Saturday Morning! I wanted to kick around a new blogging idea...let me know what you think...

Posting on Saturdays of a new release (no more than one) you might be interested in learning about. Christian Fiction of course. ;-) Let me know what you think!


Radical Faith Brings about Radical Change

Beth Webb Hart explores what happens when we leave our inhibitions behind.

Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX–What would it look like if we really loved each other—if we had no inhibitions about sharing our faith and our very lives with a hurting world? How would we really spend our time and our money? And what impact would this have on our own families, especially our children? What impact would it have on our communities, our country and the world? These are the questions that first inspired Beth Webb Hart to write her newest novel, Sunrise on the Battery.

Hart always begins her writing with a question, and she was inspired with these questions after reading David Platt’s book Radical: Taking Back Your Faith from the American Dream. His book uncovered blind spots in her own life and helped her fully imagine just where her characters’ uninhibited faith might take them. 

Mary Lynn Scoville has everything anyone could desire—a handsome husband, three beautiful daughters and a ticket into the social elite of Charleston, S.C. But after a miraculous answer to a prayer on her behalf, Mary Lynn decides to pray that her husband will discover the faith she loves. But when her prayers are answered, she finds her world turned upside down and is forced to deal with the idols she has created in her own life.

Jackson Scoville is a man on a mission. Growing up deprived of the finer things in life, he wants more for his children. His mission is to give his girls the best—a top-rate education, exposure and immersion in the fine arts and frequent opportunities to see the big wide world. “Not just education, baby—cultivation,” he is known to say. But when he discovers the truth of Scripture, his focus takes a quick turn—a turn his family may not like. 

While writing about the lives of Mary Lynn, Jackson and their daughters, Hart shows her readers how God can change a life and inspire a family. She draws her readers into the story, especially with her intricate details of the social culture of Charleston. Her characters will shine a reflection on her readers’ own struggles and fears, and they will be inspired to examine their own lives and discover what really matters.

According to Publisher’s Weekly, “Hart writes inspirational fiction that leaves readers pondering the subtly expressed life lessons well after the final chapter. She manages to make even the unlikely a real possibility in this richly written tale of discovering faith.” So come along as the Scoville family discovers their new family mission—a mission that will change their world and the world around them. 

Sunrise on the Battery by Beth Webb Hart

Thomas Nelson/October 11, 2011

ISBN: 978-1-5955-4200-7/320 pages/paperback/$15.99


  1. I like your new idea, Casey, of posting on Saturday about a new book! I am anxious to read Beth's newest book due to your post....and 'cause love those Charleston books (daughter lives there). Because of your post, I discovered Beth's web and her thanks Casey, and have a good weekend!

  2. I like the idea of posts about new releases. Blogs are the primary place where I learn about new books I'd like to read.

  3. Ohh, I love the idea. Personally, I love checking out the new and upcoming releases as frequently as I can, so these Saturday posts would be a 'must' to check out each week!! :-D

  4. What a wonderful idea! Beth Webb Hart is a new author to me but reading about her book, I have already added it to my wish list as a book that I definitely want to read.


  5. JACKIE, I'm glad to hear that! I just love CF too much to NOT do a post like this. :)

    KELI, I agree with you. I used to learn from catalogs, but that's changing to which books are getting the most "buzz" around the web.

    KATIE, mark your calendars, because I think after the feedback from today, it's going to become a weekly thing. :)

    JO, glad to help out in that area. ;)

  6. Casey~ It's a great idea, and the book sounds really good. I'm always torn about reading books that I know will make me grow. Sometimes I just like something comfy that doesn't challenge me.

    Other times I need a nudge out of that comfy spot. This one sounds like just such a nudge. I'll have to look out for it.

  7. I agree Andrea. I've had books like that once in a while. They are good, but they also can niggle a little bit. ;-)


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