About the Book
She knew the decision would change her life. But she didn’t know she’d have to fight to survive.
When Amira put her faith in Christ, she knew life wouldn’t be easy. But hiding her conversion from her Muslim family soon becomes the least of her worries.
Forced to leave the only home she’s ever known, she travels to the island of Gabeburough, trying her best to make a fresh start.
Two escaped convicts and a treasure map. A leafy paradise that becomes her home. Amira begins to wonder, where is her Redeemer when she needs Him the most?
Caleb Haddington is prince of Carpathia. Life should be perfect, but he can’t get a certain dark-haired girl out of his mind. Amira was his best friend when he lived in France, but her letters to him have suddenly stopped.
Her last letter is filled with terror that her faith will soon be discovered.
Only a single hope keeps him alive; when the time is right, he’s going after her. He’ll bring her back and prove to the kingdom that he’s a man.
But the journey proves to be more perilous than he’d ever imagined. Ridicule, comfortless days and the threat of a hurricane are just the start of his problems. Lying becomes easy for Caleb until his own life crumbles before him. Brought to his knees under the pressure of his actions, he comes to realize the sweetness of his Savior. Forgiveness, grace, and mercy are granted fully to those who ask. Caleb and Amira soon discover that they don’t just serve a gracious Savior, but a wonderful, magnificent, marvelous Redeemer.
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About the Author
ALEIGHA C. ISRAEL
writer of inspirational fiction and poetry is an author of multiple books and enjoys sharing God’s love through the powerful art of storytelling.
Aleigha loves being a Community Assistant at the Young Writers Workshop and teaching writing classes to her talented students.
When she’s not daydreaming about a new story idea or playing with her sidekick “Marley” (a Pomeranian mix) she can usually be seen traveling with her family’s gospel bluegrass band, “Fret Not” or making personalized author swag for her business Literary Treasures.
She doesn’t have to search very hard for inspiration.
Living in the Israel household, it’s guaranteed there’s an adventure waiting around every corner!
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I’m beyond excited to finally share Caleb’s Song with you all!!
Something I love doing with my stories, is writing songs that become the character’s life songs.
I’ve done it for most of my books.
In A Marvelous Redeemer, Caleb suffers his way through learning several valuable lessons. But His Redeemer never left his side for a single moment.
We don’t have to try and make it through this world alone, because Jesus walks beside us all the way.
Through Jesus, we can find freedom, victory, peace, love and forgiveness. We can find ultimate joy in the sweet presence of our gracious, Marvelous Redeemer.
(And even have the chance to ask Caleb a few questions of your own!!)
“A speck on the horizon, nothing big, nothing tall.
Just an ant on this earth,
trying to break down this wall.
A trembling wind, a small ship on the sea,
Understanding this world is not all about me.
Trying to fix all my problems, trying to right all my wrongs.
I just need someone stronger to carry me along.
I can build up walls, and hide within,
but the pain is still there, with no way to win.
I need love,
I need a Savior,
I need the Prince who was born in a manger.
I need strength, in all my weakness.
I need a light to chase all my darkness.
I need Jesus, I need Jesus.
My well is so empty, my spirit is dry.
No relief from this pain, though I try and I try.
I can’t do this anymore, my life is a mess,
I just want to win this battle, nothing more, nothing less.
This world offers answers that only appease for a day.
But I’ve finally found my life source, the only One, the only Way.
My burden’s now been lifted, I’ve found a life boat on the sea.
My walls are broken down, I’ve found victory!
In His love, in my Savior, in my Prince
who was born in a manger.
He is strength, in all my weakness.
He is the light to chase all my darkness.
I’ve found Jesus, I’ve found Jesus.”
“Never did I imagine that a single choice could affect my life with such intensity, and why because of one choice, my life would never be the same again.”
The third and final book in A Light for Christ Trilogy, Aleigha Israel’s “A Marvelous Redeemer” skillfully draws the series to a fitting conclusion. One of the best things about following fledgling authors along their publishing journey is witnessing the maturation and development of their writing. This growth is evident here. With each story, the author has added more detail and more complexity, so that this last book is a beautiful compendium of the characters’ journeys.
Whereas book one focused on Anna Haddington’s narrative and book two dealt with William Caverly and Charlotte Porter, “A Marvelous Redeemer” brings them all together to tell Amira Allee’s story. A young Muslim girl who has placed her faith in Christ and been turned out of her home because of it, Amira makes her way to Gabeburough Island, initiating a chain of events that find her involved with dangerous men and a treasure map. Her friend Caleb, now Prince of Carpathia, has been struggling with his faith and is worried about Amira, so he decides to take reckless action, catapulting himself into a perilous situation in which both he and Amira discover the Savior’s incredible redemption.
Despite the use of multiple viewpoints and settings, all of the characters are explicably connected and the writing flows cohesively. Furthermore, the characters are both realistic and relatable. Each has their own flaws, and it is in recognizing and acknowledging their mistakes that they grow in their relationships with one another and with the Lord. The Christian element is very strong and dominant throughout the narrative, with Scripture verses included multiple times and as an appendix at the end for reference, but it does not come across as sanctimonious. Rather, it springs forth naturally and peacefully, an apt counterpoint to the story’s suspense. I highly recommend this novel and the trilogy as a whole to both younger and older generations so that they too can become a light for Christ!
I received a complimentary copy of this book through CelebrateLit and was not required to post a favorable review. All opinions are my own.
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To celebrate her tour, Aleigha is giving away a grand prize package that includes “My Foolish Heart” by Susan May Warren, “The Blessing” by Wanda E. Brunstetter, “Hidden Treasures” by Aleigha C. Israel, Song of the Mountains candle by @BookBurnCandles, a $10 Amazon gift card, and chocolate!!