Friday, November 1, 2013
Fifteen Minutes by Karen Kingsbury
Fifteen Minutes is a contemporary Christian book with a rock star feel. I usually do not read Christian books but I was felt drawn to this book for some reason. The message in this book was great. The pacing was spot on. The characters were well thought out and the plot was amazing. I think Ms. Kingsbury has found herself a new fan.
This book would also be a great read for teens and young adults struggling with life's path and walking with God. The message is inspirational for anyone who reads the book.
Zack Dylan has a dream. He wants to sing on the biggest stages, for the biggest crowds, and he'll do whatever it takes to make it come true. But Zack also made a promise to his college sweetheart when he left Kentucky to compete on the popular TV show Fifteen Minutes: If he made it, nothing would change him or his faith in God.
Overnight, Zack becomes the nation's most popular contestant, a country singer comparable to a young Tim McGraw. As his star rises, Zack is often asked to compromise and quiet his beliefs. Just as he's on the verge of winning it all, his choices lead him to the brink of personal disaster. Meanwhile, a former Fifteen Minutes winner is searching for meaning amidst her own private losses. Can she warn Zack about the real price of fame? Or will Zack lose everything he loves for his fifteen minutes of glory?
From the novelist dubbed the "Queen of Christian Fiction" by Time magazine, Fifteen Minutes explores the cost of fame and celebrity set against the backdrop of America's favorite singing competition.