Monday, October 17, 2016

Take One

      BOOK REVIEW:   Could they really change the world--before the world changes them? Filmmakers Chase Ryan and Keith Ellison left the mission field of Indonesia for the mission field of Hollywood with a dream bigger than both of them. Now they have done the impossible: raised enough money to produce a feature film with a message that could change the world. But as Chase and Keith begin shooting, their well-laid plans begin to unravel. With millions of dollars on the line, they make a desperate attempt to keep the film from falling apart--even as a temperamental actress, a botched production schedule, and their own insecurities leave little room for the creative and spiritual passion that once motivated them. Was God really behind this movie after all? A chance meeting and friendship with John Baxter could bring the encouragement they need to stay on mission and produce a movie that will actually change people's lives. In the midst of the questions and the cameras, is it possible to keep things above the line and make a movie unlike anything done before--or is the risk to great for everyone?
      MY REVIEW:   Karen Kingsbury is not an author I read a lot of. This is only the second of her books that I have read. I think she does a fine job, I simply don't prefer her books. TAKE ONE is the story of Chase and Keith producing a film that will hopefully impact the world, but they come against many obstacles. It is also the story of Keith's college daughter and her roommate, and a few of the Christian-in-college challenges they face. But as they trust in God, He sees them through in ways they never would have imagined.

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