Waking Lazarus

Waking Lazarus[PDF / Epub] ☉ Waking Lazarus By T.L. Hines – Oaklandjobs.co.uk Jude Allman is hiding from the world and from God, but when tragedy strikes, will he truly risk living for the first time in years Jude Allman is hiding from the world and from God, but when tragedy strikes, will he truly risk living for the first time in years. An absolutely amazing book I came across this book at a discount book store and something about the cover intrigued me I know you aren t supposed to judge a book by its cover, but letting a cover entice you to open the book and read the description on the inside cover isn t a bad thingin fact, I think that s the point From the description alone, I was intrigued even further The premise, Jude Allman has died three times , was enough to hook me From the first word on the first page to An absolutely amazing book I came across this book at a discount book store and something about the cover intrigued me I know you aren t supposed to judge a book by its cover, but letting a cover entice you to open the book and read the description on the inside cover isn t a bad thingin fact, I think that s the point From the description alone, I was intrigued even further The premise, Jude Allman has died three times , was enough to hook me From the first word on the first page to the last word on the last page I remained hooked After dying three times, can Jude finally learn how to live and save the lives of others in the process From what I understand, this was a debut novel..I assure you that you would never know it T.L Hines does an incredible job of developing these characters and telling their story He writes with the imagery and flow of a seasoned author you would swear has been cranking out wonderful novels for years Waking Lazarus is a masterful work that gives you characters to root for, enough twists and turns to keep you guessing, and a story that will stick with you for a long time Bravo to Mr Hines for this amazing achievement If the rest of his works are half as good as Waking Lazarus , he has definitely found a new fan Oh My Just that.Oh My.I m going to try to stay away from spoilers and not give a brief synopsis.I don t even know where to start with this book First off, I screamed through it in 2 sittings and clocking in just under 24 hours the only 2 breaks being a when it was already well past my bedtime and b when I had that work thing so I can support my book habit to go do And secondly, I didn t even know they made books like this a totally bizarre blend of Christian suspense thriller with a Oh My Just that.Oh My.I m going to try to stay away from spoilers and not give a brief synopsis.I don t even know where to start with this book First off, I screamed through it in 2 sittings and clocking in just under 24 hours the only 2 breaks being a when it was already well past my bedtime and b when I had that work thing so I can support my book habit to go do And secondly, I didn t even know they made books like this a totally bizarre blend of Christian suspense thriller with a touch of Dionne Warwick thrown in for good measure Maybe I need to take this as my sign to get outor to expand my reading horizons a bit.This book blew me away While I find myself trying to collect my thoughts, go an grab yourself a copy Then you ll know what I m talking about.So highly recommended, I can barely stand it.Victoria This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here AAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHH I hate my internet connection After posting my review or trying to it was all lost So lacking its former glory, here we goagainI ve got to be honest here I picked up three of Hines novels during my last browse through the library and didn t know he was a Christian fiction novelist If I had know that, I probably wouldn t have read this Don t get me wrong, I AM a Christian, but not the kind who normally enjoys reading Christian fiction This is because I find AAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHH I hate my internet connection After posting my review or trying to it was all lost So lacking its former glory, here we goagainI ve got to be honest here I picked up three of Hines novels during my last browse through the library and didn t know he was a Christian fiction novelist If I had know that, I probably wouldn t have read this Don t get me wrong, I AM a Christian, but not the kind who normally enjoys reading Christian fiction This is because I find most of it somewhat judgmental, heavy handed, and most of the characters are being punished by God for living less than perfect otherwise referred to as HUMAN lives And they are usually just plain not very well written That being said, I was pleasantly surprised with this book It was much darker than I expected it to be I started it with a little bit of dread, after coming off of some really great reads and after getting a little ways in, I really didn t want to put it down I found the characters to be pretty well developed, and I liked that Jude was kind of an atypical protagonist, being deceitful to the mother of his child and not living up to potential, yadda yadda That is trademark though for a non traditional i.e fire and brimstone type of Christian novel I particularly liked that Hines was able to write Jude s abnormal and amazing spiritual experiences while maintaining a real believability with everything else going on The book reminded me a lot of M Night Shyamalan s SIGNS, sharing themes of faith and the loss of faith, our purpose on this Earth, and the interconnected of people and their actions The way that Kristina developed in the story probably is the best example of the way Hines ties everything together in a cool and faithful way.I was also impressed that, in Hines debut mystery novel, he was able to keep me in suspense and led me to blindly follow along until the end without guessing that Odum was the child killer I really bought that it was Frank and followed like the lamb that I am I also loved that Rachel s best friend s name was Nicole Haha.I will definitely read the other two Hines books I picked up and feel that he was able to inject his Christian beliefs in a smart, well explained and rational way I can recommend this book to my non Christian friends, without feeling like its casting me in an overzealous and hard to believe type of light Thank you, Mr Hines and well done The first time Jude Allman died he was 8 years old Isn t that a great opening line From the intrigue generated by this statement the story continues, as the reader learns bits and pieces about Jude s bizarre brushes with death three so far and also about his current life as a paranoid janitor in hiding Jude has tried to escape the media and the curious by changing his name to Ron and taking a low profile position as a school janitor But a mysterious visitor shows up at his doorstep one d The first time Jude Allman died he was 8 years old Isn t that a great opening line From the intrigue generated by this statement the story continues, as the reader learns bits and pieces about Jude s bizarre brushes with death three so far and also about his current life as a paranoid janitor in hiding Jude has tried to escape the media and the curious by changing his name to Ron and taking a low profile position as a school janitor But a mysterious visitor shows up at his doorstep one day, right around the time that some bizarre things start to happen to him He starts to have wierd visions, and he starts to break out of his paranioa But eventroubling is that several children in the area have disappeared and likely been murdered and Jude s visions may be able to lead him to the killer return T.L Hines has crafted a real pageturner, full of plot twists that had me fooled as to who the real killer was going to be He reminds me of Ted Dekker for his ability to combine heart racing suspense with religious themes I look forward to readingfrom him in the future An exciting supernaturally themed thriller. I would only recommend it to a person who s never been disappointed after praying for something deeply important to them but NOT receiving it.Everyone in THIS book prayed for what they wanted and got exactly what they wanted The woman prayed for her son to be safe and she was able to save him The neighbor prayed for HER son to be safe, and they found him too He went through hell to save but he was ultimately allowed to be saved The woman prayed for her friend to come out of her coma AND be n I would only recommend it to a person who s never been disappointed after praying for something deeply important to them but NOT receiving it.Everyone in THIS book prayed for what they wanted and got exactly what they wanted The woman prayed for her son to be safe and she was able to save him The neighbor prayed for HER son to be safe, and they found him too He went through hell to save but he was ultimately allowed to be saved The woman prayed for her friend to come out of her coma AND be normal after being shot in the head at close range and her friend came out of her coma with no brain damage.All of this is possible, I m not saying it ISN T, but it isn t going to do a person one damn bit of good to read about it if their son was murdered despite every prayer of safety they asked for.So the implication that all you have to do is really truly want something and you ll get it is unrealistic And I don t see how anybody who s been extremely disappointed would find any comfort reading about how all the people in this book got what they prayed for b c they wanted it, and prayed earnestly for it I fell asleep at the beginning of reading this book..and quite some time passed before I picked it back up However, today I started reading it and didn t stop until I had devoured the rest of it I was quite surprised at who turned out to be The Hunter The Normal The author pointed me down the road of another man.Jude, a 32 year old paranoid man, has been declared clinically dead three times It seems to happen in a pattern of every eight years All the fame has made him retreat and take on an I fell asleep at the beginning of reading this book..and quite some time passed before I picked it back up However, today I started reading it and didn t stop until I had devoured the rest of it I was quite surprised at who turned out to be The Hunter The Normal The author pointed me down the road of another man.Jude, a 32 year old paranoid man, has been declared clinically dead three times It seems to happen in a pattern of every eight years All the fame has made him retreat and take on another identity, that of a school janitor Rachel, a woman he had a one night stand with, is mother to his son Nathan Jude somehow knows things in advance, things he shouldn t logically have any knowledge of This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here You can read other people s reviews for a summary of the novel The writer had an interesting and attention grabbing style The plot and build up were exciting, although I wish he would have explainedwhy Jude wanted to run away from his past so desperately and completely I guess it is answered later on in the bookbut it could have beenin depth The reveal of the murderer was good, although he barely spends a page on it and just barely touches on the motivation of the killer I th You can read other people s reviews for a summary of the novel The writer had an interesting and attention grabbing style The plot and build up were exciting, although I wish he would have explainedwhy Jude wanted to run away from his past so desperately and completely I guess it is answered later on in the bookbut it could have beenin depth The reveal of the murderer was good, although he barely spends a page on it and just barely touches on the motivation of the killer I thought that could have been developedOverall, a good read I wish I could have saved it for a long plane trip I m taking It would have kept me busy for the whole 6 hours This book will be one that I will recommend to my friends and family I really enjoyed this book I felt the author carried all the characters through the entire story I also felt all of the characters were equally strong and did not lose their place as the story evolved I actually saw the ending coming and guessed but then the author went and changed it on me When you read the book you will understand what I mean by the comment above I do not like to write spoilers in my reviews Just tru This book will be one that I will recommend to my friends and family I really enjoyed this book I felt the author carried all the characters through the entire story I also felt all of the characters were equally strong and did not lose their place as the story evolved I actually saw the ending coming and guessed but then the author went and changed it on me When you read the book you will understand what I mean by the comment above I do not like to write spoilers in my reviews Just trust me you will enjoy this book I will be looking into other books written by T.L.Hines Cannot think of another book that brought a waterfall of tears in closing the cover The main character was quirky and unusual, but I warmed up to him right away and shared the struggles of mental anguish and rejoiced in his humanity in learning to embrace love The author guides the reader down incorrect paths of assumption throughout the entire novel I can usually figure out the mystery in most stories NOT this one Superb story

Waking Lazarus MOBI ¼ Hardcover
  • Hardcover
  • Waking Lazarus
  • T.L. Hines
  • English
  • 26 February 2018
  • 0764202049