Genre : Young Adult,Inspirational fiction
Author : Colleen Wait
Author Website: http://www.amazon.com/Colleen-Wait
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Amazon Store: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0051BS8FC
Digital ISBN : 9781452401379
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Reviews : 4-5 stars
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BLURB : We've all read the doomsday books, seen the doomsday movies. However, have you ever wondered - what happens next? What if someone survived and rose to the challenge of starting a new society and getting it right? What if that someone said, "God saved me for a reason and I'm going to do things His way this time." 'Sanctuary' is the story of one girl's journey through that possibility.
Claire, a teenage girl, has just survived an apocalyptic event, most of which was spent underground and alone for an extended period of time. Her friends and family were supposed to join her but they did not make it. As she lay in the darkness, a voice wakes her from sleep telling her it is time to leave her bunker. Unsure of what she is hearing, yet yearning to be free from her solitude, she obeys the voice and leaves the bunker.
Hope turns to sadness when she realizes that she is still alone and her world has turned to ruin. For as far as she can see, there is nothing but rubble, a few piles of concrete and shards of rusted metal. No life whatsoever. Urged on by the voice, Claire sets out on foot to find someone, something, some other life. She questions her sanity, questions what has happened to her city, her state, or perhaps even her planet.
After a long and exhausting walk, with her meager food supply nearly depleted, Claire meets up with several other young people who had survived as she had, alone and in bunkers. Together, they decide to travel until they find someone, something. Life. Would there be other survivors? Would the total destruction end over the next hill? Why were there no airplanes or sounds or life. Why was the radio completely silent? Most importantly, why is God speaking to them?
Not everyone believes. In fact, one young man flatly denies believing in God and sets out on his own to find out what has really happened to their country. He doesn’t believe, and therefore, he doesn’t feel like he belongs with the group.
The remainder of the book is how these young people listen to and rely on God to learn to live within the destruction that mankind has brought upon itself. They must learn to survive by living off the land that God leads them to which is a place of sanctuary.
Amazon Reviews :
Survival August 20, 2011
By weishampel writes
Format:Kindle Edition|Amazon Verified Purchase
Readers who have experienced the horrors of devastating hurricanes can relate to Claire in "Sanctuary". Claire escapes from a bomb shelter or storm cellar to discover a decimated world devoid of humans, animals and plants. Mountains of debris are all that remain of cities, no electricity, water, food, shelter or clothing, so similar to the aftermath of a tornado or hurricane. "Sanctuary" is a story of survival, of learning to care for basic needs and the determination to make a new civilization under God that doesn't repeat the political and immoral past.
Great Read June 2, 2011
This book is extremely well written with a great story. Characters are developed nicely. You really care about what happens to everyone. Good technical detail; well researched. Overall book will make you think while holding your attention throughout. Great product!!
Smashwords Reviews :
Review by: Carol Weishampel on Aug. 20, 2011 :4stars
Readers who have experienced the horrors of devastating hurricanes can relate to Claire in "Sanctuary". She leaves a bomb shelter or storm cellar to discover a decimated world devoid of humans, animals, and plants. Mountains of debris are all that remain of cities. No electricity, running water, shelter, food or clothing similar to the aftermath of a tornado or hurricane. "Sanctuary" is a story of survival, of learning to care for basic needs, and the determination to make a new civilization under God that doesn't repeat the political and immoral past.