A New Beginning

Christian - Fantasy/Sci-Fi
277 Pages
Reviewed on 02/03/2014
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Reviewed by Michelle Randall for Readers' Favorite

Zack and his dad, Jim, were good friends. They had always been close, but after the passing of Zack's mom and Jim's wife Deann, they grew even closer. It was a bond that got them through the tough times. This weekend they were going caving in a new cave no one knew about. Zack and Jim were always careful when caving, and took great care with their supplies and safety precautions, but no one could have foreseen what happened. One has been dormant for so long, so many, many centuries and yet something is happening around him. Something that he feels he needs to check out. One observes Zack and the aftermath of the caving accident and he is moved to help. What follows is an unbelievable blending of faith and sci-fi. One is from another planet and together he and Zack rebuild and plan out Zack's life. Lennie Stanfield uses the people around Zack to confirm his faith and, at the same time, One is part of the story that confirms the faith Zack has known his whole life. One: A New Beginning is also the story of a new life for One, with his old life gone, and a chance and a reason to become active again.

One: A New Beginning is a superb blending of faith and another planet with life on it. I have never read it in a book before, especially not like this, and yet it worked. Yes, I had to go back and reread some of the pages where One is talking because of the more complex computer-like language he uses, but it was worth it. The bond between Zack and his Dad is amazing! Not only that, but Lennie Stanfield has made every family relationship you meet in this book a strong family relationship. I would love to find a place where all the relationships are that strong, but it was just so comforting to read about them. Zack is just graduating from two years of college, so to say this could also be a coming of age book would be true, but I also think teens and adults would enjoy the story.