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Tuesday, September 22, 2009

CSFF Blog Tour, Day 2: All about the Vanishing Sculptor




The above review and teaser summary came from CrossWayz reviews, an awesome one-stop-review shop for all books that honor God and light a fire for the faithful. I agree wholeheartedly with their take on The Vanishing Sculptor.

Donita K. Paul and I have been friends for a while now. So when she inquired as to whether I would read her new book, The Vanishing Sculptor, I jumped at the chance. Here's my review blurb below: 

“Have you ever looked at a painting from a distance and thought it beautiful, only to draw nearer to it and realize it was more exquisite, complex, and wonderful than you ever imagined? The Vanishing Sculptor by Donita K. Paul is like that. I began reading and liked it. As usual, I found myself happily enveloped in a vivid world full of emerlindians, tumanhofers, and dragons. But then, just when I thought the work was beautiful, something deep within me started to tingle…and I began to see that The Vanishing Sculptor was far more than simple entertainment or escape. I had one ‘Ah Ha!’ moment after another. Clues everywhere, right in front of my eyes, blossomed into truth until, at last, I put down the book and swam in the rich waters of adventure, peace, and blessed melancholy–that rare state revealing you’ve been touched by the story of an inspired author. The Vanishing Sculptor is sure to be loved by readers and re-readers of every age.”



Uhm...what are you waiting for? Click the link to the right in my sidebar. Get the book…and prepare to be immersed by a wonderful tale.

12 comments:

Donita K. Paul said...

Ah, Wayne, I cried when I first read your endorsement, and cried again today when I read your blog. You bless me with your praise. And I pass it on to Him. I get frustrated when people don't "get" the picture of God. I have to remind myself that I am not supposed to be doing the Holy Spirit's work, merely providing a conduit as best I can. Thank you for expressing what I feel when the Holy Spirit works on me.

Seth said...

Sounds awesome. One question about the series, is it a stand alone? Or is there a series that I need to read first?

WayneThomasBatson said...

It's the first of a new series, Seth, but it does carry on some of the characters from DKP's first series, The Dragonkeeper Chronicles. Awesome in its own right.

WayneThomasBatson said...

Agreed, praise to Him, Donita. But you were a more-or-less willing, servant, right? ;-)

Seriously, not blind praise. I absolutely LOVE stories that unravel to reveal something deep and penetrating. VS does that.

Emma D. said...

I will definatly try to buy the book. If I have enough money.

Cloe said...

Sounds so cool. I can't wait to read it.

Seth said...

Sweet, looking forward to reading it.

Amy Browning said...

Very cool! DKP is very talented and creates beautiful new worlds for us to escape into.

Hi Wayne! I'm baaaack. God has brought me so many answers and I feel so much better. My health improves daily, along with my energy and attitude. I've dived right back into writing, and am getting a littl obsessive. :)

I just thought I'd pop over to say "hi." I'm also rejoining the blogging world and will be posting regularly again.

Talk to ya soon!

Donita K. Paul said...

Man, I just realized I should have asked you all to promote the library contest we are running. You could win a box of WaterBrook books or a visit from me to your library (public or school.) Check out the front page of my website. www.donitakpaul.com.

Mariel said...

I've read the Vanishing Sculptor and loved it. =) The minor dragons are so cute. And the perambulator made me laugh. And the ending was awesome. ^.^
I really love the symbolism, and I kept having those, 'Aha!' moments that Mr. Batson talked about it his review.

Barie-ah Hue-en-la said...

The book looks kuhl. I love the little creature on the cover, lol.

Barie-ah Hue-en-la said...

Wayne Thomas Batson, I know this is way off topic, but is there any possibility of your posting my portrait of Cat (Griffen, obviously) on your sidebar with the fan art?