BOOK REVIEW OF THE WEEK:Heartless by Anne Elisabeth Stengl

My daughter first introduced me to fantasy literature several years ago and I have found a love for it ever sense.  It’s wonderful to find a skilled author that can create not only characters and plots but an entirely new world.  Anne Elisabeth Stengl has done a wonderful job of grabbing the reader into her magical world in Heartless.  The story opens with a castle, a king and a princess but then  mysterious magical creatures come out of the ancient woods and the real fun begins.

The real jewel of this book is the subtle way Stengl develops the religious allegory themes in the book.  What I mean by that?  Jesus is all over this book.   The themes of the book are not only about Jesus sacrificing for us but our need to die to be born again.  Powerful stuff.  So if you like Narnia, Lord of the Rings type books that show God through the characters and symbolism of the story, give Heartless a try.  It’s a good world to be swept up into…

http://books.google.com/books?id=ovRvBtnmov4C&printsec=frontcover&dq=heartless+stengl&source=bl&ots=5wfQIMW5Z8&sig=H8-wAFLGZUg2G9sQnctcG2X554k&hl=en&ei=T2C5Tc-YB9CutwfYz-HeBA&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CBgQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q&f=false

About Karen Tripp

Beyond being a Christian Counselor and the President of Cancer Companions, Karen loves to read (she's a great reader) and loves to sing (she's a bad singer) in her home near St Louis, MO. Cancer has personally touched Karen's personal life through her dad - a 23 year colon cancer survivor. Impacting lives for Christ through her speaking, writing and counseling fills Karen with a passion which infuses every task she approaches. (except matching socks. Karen hates matching socks.)
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