Item description for Beyond the Bridge of Time by Leila Rae Sommerfeld...
Overview Once upon an age, in the days before the Flood. Is it possible to find the ancient Garden of Eden and live to tell about it? Hadia believes it is. She has a secret map, guarded by every generation of her family since the time of Adam. When her father is brutally murdered by "Destroyers," this headstrong young woman sets out to fulfill a tradition usually carried out by the eldest son.
Publishers Description Once upon an age, in the days before the Flood. Is it possible to find the ancient Garden of Eden and live to tell about it? Hadia believes it is. She has a secret map, guarded by every generation of her family since the time of Adam. When her father is brutally murdered by "Destroyers," this headstrong young woman sets out to fulfill a tradition usually carried out by the eldest son. Her mission is two-fold: find Eden and take revenge on her father's murderers. Accompanied by her sister Phares, her younger brother Levi, and Tobias-a young man who safeguards their way-Hadia discovers incredible wonders along the way, like hidden jewels and wild horses. She and her "Troop" also face terrifying dangers such as giants, dragon birds, sinkholes, and maneating plants. In addition, an evil presence haunts their path. Hadia begins to question her wisdom in embarking on such a dangerous journey. When the little band is rescued by three strangers who join their quest, Hadia encounters the unexpected: who is the young girl accompanying these men? Can she be her little brother's long-lost twin sister? Traveling the trail to the Garden of Eden, the group forges new friendships, faces deadly enemies, and discovers that love, forgiveness, and hope have found their way into their hearts, changing them forever. Leila Rae Sommerfeld is a published author, speaker, and lay counselor. She lives in the Portland, Oregon area with her husband. This is her first novel.
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Studio: Pleasant Word-A Division of WinePress Publishing
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9" Width: 6" Height: 0.67" Weight: 0.97 lbs.
Release Date Oct 15, 2007
Publisher Pleasant Word-A Division of WinePress Publishing
ISBN 1414109024 ISBN13 9781414109022
Availability 0 units.
More About Leila Rae Sommerfeld
Leila Rae Sommerfeld holds an Advanced Certificate in Pastoral Care to Women from Western Seminary in Portland, Oregon, is a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors. She lives in Gresham, Oregon, with her husband.
Reviews - What do customers think about Beyond the Bridge of Time?
Full of Adventure Mar 3, 2009
Being a counselor working with young people, I am always looking for reading material that will grab their attention and hold onto it. Beyond the Bridge of Time, a novel by Leila Rae Sommerfeld, is a great book for tweens and teens, especially young women. Its a fast paced story set in a time before the great flood. A young girl, Hadia, goes on a journey with others to find the biblical Garden of Eden.
The story is full of adventure with danger and surprises on, in, and above the earth--and around every corner. It includes interesting people, abundant nature, friendly animals (my favorites were a dog named O-No and a donkey named Raz), a variety of evil creatures, and the suspense of being followed.
Also stocked with lessons and allegory as the journey unfolds, Sommerfeld's book would be worthwhile as assigned reading for middle school or high school students. There are numerous lessons on such things as courage, loss, revenge, trust, forgiveness, power of prayer, superstition, respect for elders, humility, sibling relationships, and walking with God. Overall, the novel was an entertaining read. I recommend it.
Beyond the Bridge of Time Jul 16, 2008
I just finished reading this wonderful book by first time author Leila Rae Sommerfeld and I found it very interesting and full of life lessons along the way. This is a book that pre-teen through adults can enjoy and a good book to read together to talk about the life lessons. There were times while reading the book that I forgot I was reading fantasy. Very well done and time well spent!