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Waking Lazarus

A book by T. L. Hines

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A Stunning Debut!

  • Feb 7, 2009
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T.L. Hines has crafted a stunning debut novel that is not to be missed. Jude Allman has died three times, only to miraculously rise from the dead each time. Doctors have no explanation for Jude's unique ability and he is reluctantly thrust into the spotlight of the public eye. Jude retreats to Red Lodge, Montana and changes his name and identity hoping for a fresh start and escape from celebrity status. As Jude settles into his new life, he suddenly finds himself in the middle of trouble once again. Someone is kidnapping children, and whether Jude likes it or not he is the only who can stop it.

T.L. Hines has done what so many authors have failed to: He makes you forget you are actually reading a novel. Waking Lazarus is much more than a book. It is an experience that grabs hold of the reader and doesn't let go. The plot is superb and perfectly executed. The characters are engrossing and human, and it is fascinating to observe the growth and transformation each of the main characters undergoes.

Hines doesn't throw spiritual themes in our face, but hope, faith, redemption, and love are cleverly woven throughout the story in a powerful and effective way. This is one of the best novels I've read this year, and I highly recommend it to anyone who enjoys quality faith-based fiction full of mystery and suspense. (From Christian Review of Books)

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review by . August 05, 2006
Tony Hines has hit the ground running with WAKING LAZARUS. If you like page-turning thrillers, then get this book. I plunged into this story with the first sentence, "The first time Jude Allman died, he was eight years old."     This story is well-constructed and the characters come to life in this title. It's a clean, thoughtful well-told story and a departure for this publisher (Bethany House) since there is no overt spiritual theme (an implied spiritual theme is there but …
review by . July 29, 2006
One of the last "recreational reads" I had on my shelf was the debut novel by T. L Hines titled Waking Lazarus. I heard about it during the writing process, and quickly put myself on the hold list at the library. It was well worth the wait...    Jude Allman has lived a number of lives... literally. He's died three times and come back to life after all efforts to resuscitate him were abandoned. You do that often enough, and you become quite a celebrity. But Allman didn't want …
review by . July 07, 2006
T.L.Hines first novel, Waking Lazarus, is what a whole lot of people have been clamoring for in Christian Fiction.     Edgy is the mildest adjective to describe this compelling read. Not only did I snarf it down, but my non-book reading husband glommed onto it. Fortunately, he worked late the next night, and left the book at home so I curled up in my bedroom and finished Waking Lazarus.     He doesn't read as fast as I do and I've gone to sleep the past two …
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ISBN-10: 0764202049
ISBN-13: 978-0764202049
Author: T. L. Hines
Publisher: Bethany House (July 1, 2006)

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