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The gifted
Blackstock, Terri, 1957-
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Publication Information:
Nashville : W Publishing Group, [2002]

Physical Description:
129 pages ; 22 cm
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Three friends whose lives needed a jolt...An earthquake that struck without warning...A supernatural gifting of mysterious powers...

The Gifted is one of Terri Blackstock's most intriguing novels. A massive natural disaster leads to an even more earth-shaking supernatural transformation in the lives of three friends who have no idea why they've been spared or infused with these distinct gifts.

One thing is certain...the earthquake was just the warm-up for what lies ahead.

Author Notes

Terri Blackstock was born in Belleville, Illinois on December 7, 1957. She received a bachelor's degree from Northeast Louisiana University in 1981. She began writing in 1983 and wrote 32 romance novels for publishers such as HarperCollins, Harlequin, and Silhouette under the names Terri Harrington, Tracy Hughes, and Terri Blackstock. In 1994, she started writing only Christian novels. She has written over 30 Christian novels including the Sun Coast Chronicles series, Second Chances series, Newpointe 911 series, Cape Refuge series, and Restoration series. She has won numerous awards including the Romance Writers of America's Golden Medallion for Best Short Contemporary Novel in 1988 for Stolen Moments and Retailer's Choice Award for General Fiction in 2007 for Night Light.

(Bowker Author Biography)

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Library Journal Review

In a departure from her mysteries (Trial by Fire), perennial favorite Blackstock tells the story of three ordinary Christians who experience extraordinary gifts of the Holy Spirit. After surviving severe injuries when an earthquake demolishes their office building, Bree Harris, Carl Dennis, and Andy Hendrix are miraculously healed and "gifted." Over a 48-hour period, Carl leads his companions to those in need, Bree "sees" these peoples' spiritual pain, and Andy (a new Christian) quotes and interprets Scripture to bring the people to Christ. Fast-paced and full of believable characters, this feel-good snapshot of God working miracles through humans is recommended for strong evangelical collections. [Blackstock's The Gifted Sophomores, written for young adults, uses the same theme and story line with teen protagonists.] (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.