Thursday, November 12, 2020

Book Spotlight & Giveaway: Time to Shine by Jo Elliott

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History Village: Time to Shine
(History Village #3)
By Jo Elliott
Christian Middle Grade/Lower YA Sci-Fi, Time Travel
Paperback & ebook, 171 Pages
September 10, 2020

Ally, Josh and Brendan are half siblings living in Australia who have a difficult situation to face at School and at home.  They have a special interest in the past as they have previously embarked on two time-travelling adventures with God's divine help.

Once again they embark on their latest time-travelling adventure into first century, ancient Syria.  On the road to Damascus the children meet the frightening Commander who is on a mission to find and punish anyone who disagrees with his religious views.  The children must quickly learn who can be trusted in this dystopian Village as they push back against the darkness and look for the truth.  In time, the children learn that ordinary people with extraordinary faith in God can have a monumental impact throughout the generations.  

With the help of biblical heroes of old, this coming of age story will help young people discover their own unique purpose and mission in life.  If you enjoy action-packed, suspenseful drama enveloped in cultural history, you are going to love "Time to Shine".

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Excerpt from Time to Shine

“Is a Roman celebration appropriate for any of us to attend?” Saul asked. “I mean, won’t they have food there that’s ritually unclean because it has been offered to idols, for one thing?”

“Certainly, we need to conduct ourselves wisely when we deal with people who don’t believe what we believe,” Ananias replied, “but we shouldn’t keep away from them simply because their views don’t agree with ours.” (Ananias recalled Jesus mixing with all sorts of different people.) “In fact, we should make the most of every opportunity, Saul! And be gracious in our speech too. Our goal should be to bring out the best in others… not put them down, or cut them off.”

About the Author

Jo Elliott was born in Melbourne Australia, to Greek parents and has resided in the world's greatest city all her life. She left a career in industrial relations to pursue her greatest love which is introducing children to God's word. Joanna is married to Phillip Elliott, a devoted writer of fiction, and together they have traveled the world, opening their minds and their hearts to new peoples and languages. When she's not plotting her next teen book, Jo is trying to learn Italian, and is tinkering with an old family piano (which requires urgent tuning!)

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  1. The cover is great. It really fits.

  2. I really like this cover. I enjoy time travel stories and this sounds like a great younger read story

  3. I think the story sounds interesting, love the cover and I would love to time travel, a few things I would definitely put in place or undo.