I was actually going to write about the Tony Awards and the nominees on this post, but I have come across something that truly amazed me when I first saw it. So...I am going to talk about that instead.
In my eyes, the cover is the heart of any book. It is the first thing people see when they look at a book, and it is initially the cover that causes a potential reader to pick up said book and read it.
I am a stickler for a professional looking cover, so when I saw the cover of The Reason by William Sirls I was just blown away.
Take a look:
Beautifully striking, isn't it?
That's exactly what I thought.
I have seen many amazing covers in my lifetime as a reader, but this has to be one of the best.
Now that I have you hooked on the cover, here is the story behind it:
When facing the impossible, will you believe?
Storm clouds gather over a small Michigan town. As thunder shakes the sky, the lights inside St. Thomas Church flicker . . . and then go out.
All is black until a thick bolt of lightning slices the sky, striking the church’s large wooden cross—leaving it ablaze and splintered in two.
When the storm ends—the search for answers begins.
James Lindy, the church’s blind minister, wonders how his small congregation can repair the cross and keep their faith in the midst of adversity. And he hears the words “only believe.”
Macey Lewis, the town’s brilliant young oncologist, is drawn to Alex, a young boy who’s recently been diagnosed with an aggressive leukemia. She puts her hope in modern medicine—yet is challenged to “only believe.”
And Alex’s single mom, who has given everything she can to her boy, is pleading with God to know the reason this is happening . . . to save her son. But she only hears silence and wonders how she can possibly “only believe.”
For more information on the author William Sirls and to read an excerpt from The Reason, visit: http://www.williamsirls.com/