""Reading The House of DunRaven, I had an experience not unlike I had when I first read the Narnia series. I found myself thinking, 'Wouldn't it be cool to be in this story?' And then I realized that, in some ways, I already was.
Author: Steven Thomas Lympus
Publisher: Resource Publications (CA)
What if your parents weren't who you thought they were? What if the world you thought you knew turned out to be something entirely different? Benjamin Story is adopted. He's known this his whole life. But last year his mother died, and now his father has gone missing. Suddenly, Ben's in search of a mysterious past his parents never told him about . . . and someone wants to stop him before he discovers the truth. Relying on hope, friendship, and his gut instincts, Benjamin journeys into a dark world where truth and lies are hard to tell apart--a world where being able to remember can make all the difference. ""ReadingThe House of DunRaven, I had an experience not unlike I had when I first read theNarniaseries. I found myself thinking, 'Wouldn't it be cool to be in this story?' And then I realized that, in some ways, I already was.Like Lewis, Lympus weaves a wholly original tale that beautifully intersects with biblical themes and storylines."" --Eric O. Jacobsen, Senior Pastor, First Presbyterian Church of Tacoma; Author of Sidewalks in the Kingdom: New Urbanism and the Christian FaithandThe Space Between: A Christian Engagement with the Built Environment ""I loved the stories nested within the story of this debut novel. Reminiscent ofThe Giverwith its monochromatic setting and the gradual unfolding of hidden knowledge and suppressed stories, The House of DunRavenmade me wonder with a shudder, 'What would the world be like if we lost the old tales?'Thankfully, there's no danger of that with writers like Steve Lympus keeping them alive."" --K.C. Ireton, Author ofCircle of SeasonsandCracking Up ""Steven Lympus has a gift for creating delicious anticipation for what will happen next. I loved hiswinsome characters and creative plot."" --Lynne M. Baab, Author ofSabbath KeepingandThe Power of Listening ""Sometimes a book of fiction reveals the truth more than a set of facts. Benjamin Story, the primary character in the novel, is adopted.When his birth mother dies and his birth father disappears, a story develops that is certain to expand your understanding of the world of adoption.Prepare to be both inspired and entertained."" --Eugene H. Peterson, Professor Emeritus of Spiritual Theology, Regent College, Vancouver, B.C. Steven Lympus is a Presbyterian pastor living in Spokane, Washington. He and his wife, Laura, have two sons--both adopted."