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Could they 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 is done before—or is the risk too great for everyone?

About Karen Kingsbury

kingsbury-karen.jpg USA Today and New York Times bestselling author Karen Kingsbury is America’s #1 inspirational novelist. There are more than 15 million copies of her award-winning books in print, including several million copies sold in the past year. Karen has written more than 40 novels, ten of which have hit #1 on national lists.

Karen's recent title, This Side of Heaven landed in the #5 spot on the CBD Bestsellers Fiction List.
Karen's title, Sunset, the final book in the 14 book series about the Baxter Family, hit the New York Times Bestsellers List at #2. Someday, the second to last book in this same series landed #8 on the New York Times Bestsellers List.

Karen’s other recent titles, including, Summer, Sunrise and Family hit the USA Today and New York Times bestseller lists and quickly broke many of her own personal sales records.

Karen won the 2007 Gold Medallion for Best Book of the Year with her novel, Ever After. She also won the 2007 Retailer's Choice Award for Found. Karen was named the 2007 Author of the Year Award from Logos Bookstores.

Karen won the “2005 Gold Medallion” and “2005 Retailer Choice” best novel awards for Oceans Apart, and the “2005 Retailer Choice” best series award for her Redemption Series. Her critical success is matched by popular acclaim and correspondence from tens of thousands of readers who have said Karen’s fiction has dramatically changed their lives. These letters and e-testimonials of improved marriages, spiritual awakening and new-found hope enabled her to formally trademark her work Life-Changing Fiction ™.

Karen’s novels have been a magnet for film and television producers. One of her earlier books, Deadly Pretender, was made into a CBS Movie-of-the-Week called, “Every Womans Dream,” which starred Kim Cattrall. Several of her recent novels, including; Like Dandelion Dust, A Thousand Tomorrows, Ever After and Gideon's Gift are currently under full-length movie production and option agreements with major motion picture production companies and will be appearing in theaters over the next several years.

Karen’s Red Gloves Collection with Warner Books has spurred community service projects across the country that Karen calls Red Gloves Projects. Karen has also created Forever in Fiction as an auction item, giving the winner a chance to name a character in one of Karen’s upcoming books. To date, Forever in Fiction has raised more than $200,000 for charities across the country.

Karen earned her degree in journalism in 1986 and worked as a sports writer for the Los Angeles Times and the LA Daily News. She went on to write general assignment front-page stories for the Daily News. Her first book was based on a murder story she covered in Los Angeles. She made the transition to inspirational fiction in 1998.

A popular speaker at women’s groups around the country, Karen spends her spare time playing with her children, going on dates with her husband and writing songs with several chart-topping Nashville stars. This past Christmas, Karen wrote "Miracle's Happen", a Christmas song sung by Richie McDonald (formerly of Lonestar) which now appears on Richie's cd, If Every Day Could Be Christmas. She lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and their six children, three of whom were adopted from Haiti. They celebrate their faith daily by laughing, loving and living life to the fullest. You can contact Karen at rtnbykk@aol.com or through her website at www.KarenKingsbury.com.

Visit http://www.karenkingsbury.com for more information on Karen Kingsbury


By: Jean CapertonDate: 10/07/2020 17:34:47
Mrs. Kingsbury,  I have only recently discovered your wonderful novels.  One in particular I am so very grateful that you have written, "When Joy Came to Stay."  I have battled depression most of my life.  But there is always a shame to admit that I have that battle.  Even the church looks down on those of us who don't quite have it all together.  So thank you for the lovely story about Maggie.  When we are physically sick, we go to a doctor for treatment and there is no problem.  But when someone has a mental illness, there is such a stigma to it.  Thank you for that story.  Thank you for all of your novels that point everyone to Jesus Christ.  So blessed to have discovered your books.  Jean

By: Oghogho Stephanie George IyaseDate: 12/22/2019 04:09:53
Hello Mrs Kingsbury I have read about four of your books, you describe thing magnificently l plan to read you books in the future. Thank you for you efforts

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