Chasya’s Awakening

Rated 3.00/5 based on 1 reviews
Chasya, a Secular Jewish teen girl of privilege from New York with her father make aliyah (return) to Israel. Chasya narrowly escapes becoming the victim of a homicide bomber. She is left paralyzed by her fears and horrific dreams. Her recovery begins when a friend suggests “Try doing ‘good’ at the same point that others are intending evil.” She volunteers at a Jerusalem hospital ER department. More
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About Gary Riner

Gary is the author of Christian Fiction Novels and short stories. Topics depict real life crises that test the will, spirit, and sometimes the survival of the characters.

He lives on a mini farm with his wife and two sons in a rural area of Tennessee. He is a licensed pilot, aircraft owner, aircraft mechanic, amateur radio operator, and an open water scuba diver. He also enjoys wood and metal working and things mechanical.

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Review by: J.S. Clark on Aug. 12, 2012 :
I enjoyed the flavor of Chasya's Awakening. To read the name of Yeshua lifted up in an artistic expression of praise, especially set in the Holy Land, was stirring. The portrayal of paradise, like Eden, as a perfect and wonderful park with all of the goodness that God intended with children playing in the berry patches, made me happy. I especially found the parallel scenes in the spiritual entertaining with the demon and his apprentice.

This story became more enjoyable as it progressed, however, overall it left me feeling unsatisfied. It was a good story, it just didn't finished. It was as if the majority of the scenes were only there to advance the plot, but we never really get to know the characters. They aren't given enough room to show us what they are like, and there are some interesting characters here in interesting real life conflicts. I wanted to see more of their human side. Stop summarizing so much of the "non-plot" conversation and show it. Little things tell a lot.

A lot of potential here, but I would have rated it higher if it was more fleshed out.
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