October 31, 2012
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0999725424
ISBN - 13: 9780999725429
From the Publisher
Before You Take a Stand À You Got to Take a Chance.Holden Harris is an eighteen-year-old locked in a prison of autism. Despite his quiet ways and quirky behaviors, Holden is very happy and socially normalÙon the inside, in a private world all his own. In reality, he is bullied at school by kids who only see that he is very different.Ella Reynolds is part of the ÔinÖ crowd. A cheerleader and star of the high school drama production, her life seems perfect. When she catches Holden listening to her rehearse for the school play, she is drawn to him À the way he is drawn to the music. Then, Ella makes a dramatic discoveryÙshe and Holden were best friends as children.Frustrated by the way Holden is bullied, and horrified at the indifference of her peers, Ella decides to take a stand against the most privileged and popular kids at school.Including her boyfriend, Jake.Ella believes miracles can happen in the unlikeliest places, and that just maybe an entire community might celebrate from the sidelines. But will HoldenÆs praying mother and the efforts of Ella and a cast of theater kids be enough to unlock the prison that contains Holden?This time, friendship, faith, and the power of a song must be strong enough to open the doors to the miracle Holden needs.
About the Author
Karen Kingsbury is currently AmericaÆs best-selling inspirational author. She has written more than 30 of her Life-Changing Fiction titles and has nearly 5 million books in print. Dubbed by Time magazine as the Queen of Christian Fiction, Karen receives hundreds of letters each week and considers her readers as friends. Her fiction has made her one of the countryÆs favorite storytellers, and one of her novels - GideonÆs Gift - is under production for an upcoming major motion picture release. Her emotionally gripping titles include the popular Redemption series, the Firstborn series, Divine, One Tuesday Morning, Beyond Tuesday Morning, Oceans Apart, and A Thousand Tomorrows. Karen and her husband, Don, live in the Pacific Northwest and are parents to one girl and five boys, including three adopted from Haiti. You can find out more about Karen, her books, and her appearance schedule at www.KarenKingsbury.com.