Friday, August 17, 2012

Giants in the Land: The Way Of Things #1 written by Clark Rich Burbidge illustrated by Karl C. Hepworth

About Clark

Clark Burbidge's path to becoming an award winning author had distant beginnings. He received an MBA degree from the University of Southern California and a BS Degree in finance from the University of Utah. His career spans 31 years in banking, project finance, investment banking and more recently as Chief Financial Officer of three separate companies. He has been actively involved in community and church service, including lay youth and adult ministry, for over 35 years.

It has been his long-term dream to write and publish several works that have been kicking around in his mind for many years. His first book, "Life on the Narrow Path: A Mountain Biker's Guide to Spiritual Growth in Troubled Times" was released nationally in March 2011. His second book "A Piece of Silver" was published in July 2011 and is currently entering its 2nd edition. Clark enjoys life in the foothills of the Rockies with his wife, children and three grandchildren. He looks forward to this next phase of life's wonderful adventures.

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About Book

There are giants in the land.

And it has always been so as far as anyone can remember. They work side-by-side with the people, and whenever there is a job too difficult or a threat too great they are there to step in. The giants’ presence gives the townspeople a special confidence about life. But they have become much more dependant on the giants than they realize. One morning the people discover the giants have mysteriously disappeared. Fear and panic grip the town. Someone must find them and bring them back!

Thomas, a young farmer, volunteers and sets out alone on a great journey of danger and discovery. Thomas learns the true nature of giants and what it means for him and his people. Join Thomas in his timeless rite of passage and learn what it means to become something more than you have been, why it is necessary in life, and how to do it.

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My Thoughts

Thomas awakens to a new day not expecting the chaos that awaits outside his house and all over the township. He readies himself for another day of work in the fields with his best friend Forestmaster.  His friend is a giant, for real, a real giant!  Forestmaster and many of the other giants have been in the township as far back as when Thomas's grandfather was a young man.   They worked right along side the people helping them to cope with life's ups and downs.

As Thomas walks outside everyone seemed frightened and confused. He finally gets someone to tell him what is going on and it seems that the giants have left the township with no evidence that they will return. How can this be, everyone depends on the giants to do the things the people are not able to do.

There was a town meeting called to discuss what was to be done to bring the giants back. Thomas becomes heavy of heart and knows he must volunteer to find the giants and ask them why they left and tell them they need  to come back with him. Two other men volunteer but when it came time to leave the men did not show up and Thomas left alone on the quest to bring the giants back.

It was going to be a danger journey and he feared leaving his wife and child alone. But his wife supported him in his decision to find the giants and ask them to come back.

Will he make it through the wilderness without harm? Will he even be able to find the giants? He has hope and faith in God that he will find the giants and get the answers to the questions he and the township need.

The author has a great story line and the outcome and answers revealed will show us how we can have more faith and hope in ourselves and always in God.

The illustrations were very life like and along with the author's writing it will stir the imagination of the reader in this land among giants.

I highly recommend this book.

I rated this book a 5 out of 5.

I received a free copy of this book from Litfuse/Wine Press Publishing. I was in no way compensated for this review. It is my own opinion.

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