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Into Each Life (Urban Christian) [Paperback]

By Shelia E. Lipsey (Author)
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When Teary Fullalove, his best friend from childhood, comes back into his life, Prodigal Runsome must choose between his girlfriend Faith or pursuing a relationship with Teary, whom he has loved for years. Original.

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Prodigal Runsome and Teary Fullalove were inseparable as children. As an adolescent, Prodigal becomes attracted to beautiful Faith Meadows, but his heart still yearns for his best friend...and when Teary experiences betrayal at the hands of a womanizer, he's there for her. But will he reject the love he and Faith have shared to be with Teary?

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Studio: Urban Christian
Pages   358
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.1" Width: 5.5" Height: 1"
Weight:   0.75 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jan 1, 2007
Publisher   Urban Christian
Series  Urban Christian  
ISBN  1893196909  
ISBN13  9781893196902  

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Lipsey Exposes Us To What God Sees  Oct 16, 2007
Lipsey's INTO EACH LIFE is just what we need to keep our lives in perspective. It takes us through characters that are just like our own family: strong, affectionate and close---at least until tragedy strikes. It is at that time that we find what we are really made of... and it allows an opportunity for our faith to be tested as to its strength.

I had the privilege to meet Shelia Lipsey not long ago, and she is just as passionate in person about her work as she is in print. It is her mission to see others come to grips with their lot in life and still try and make a difference. INTO EACH LIFE shows us that no matter what our circumstances are we have decisions to make...and so much depends on which way we choose to go.
Which road to follow.....  Aug 16, 2007
Shelia E. Lipsey did a wonderful job when she wrote "Into Each Life!". She used some real situtions and real life time of issues. She wrote it in a way in which you could totally feel and understand each and ever character in her story. She showed you that sometimes what we want isn't what we truly need. It reminds you to follow the things that are important in life.

Thanks Shelia!!!!
A poignant tale of Christian friendship and redefined love  May 4, 2007
Crafting a story with absolute destiny, and a meaningful purpose to connect procedure with principle, has given Sheila E. Lipsey's book a leg up in contemporary Christian fare. INTO EACH LIFE, her latest, is rife with analogy, and a powerful story to boot that would leave you in awe of how such a story can be written amid the usual in this genre. A bit tedious and cumbersome in the beginning, it unfolds rather nicely in the middle stages, and does not impede further ramifications that make this a poignant tale. This is the story of two families, many concepts, and a few other canons we all are familiar with. The volume of faith that we all have is tested at times, and our protagonists are no different. Witness the families Runsome and Fullalove, as they struggle with innuendo, blatant challenges for familial order, and the need to fathom some sense of balance as it pertain to all things Agape.

The principals in the story, Prodigal Runsome and Teary Fullalove were destined to meet, formulating a unique bond throughout their adolescent years on up to adulthood. There were true tests of friendship, faith, and commitment. In the beginning it was always those two. They coalesced through the growing up years, grew apart a bit, but managed to mature and maintain ties. Then comes the winsome and beautiful Faith Meadows causing Prodigal to shift alliances. Teary foregoes her Christian upbringing and succumbs to the wooing of womanizer Skyler Jenkins. There's dissention among the families, and yes, the plot thickens, and so does the ability of the author to add intrigue for dramatic effect. But what are the lessons here? Shelia Lipsey writes the type of story where intrinsic value is realized only when you know who is in charge for the ultimate fulfillment. She alludes to touching analogies for the timing, setting, and characterizations to weave tight and engrossing. The secondary characters are important to the plot as she uses relative interaction for good proportion. I loved the way she was able to set the stage for good backdrop with just enough color for the canvas to illuminate with emotion and good dialogue.

The core of what the author is portraying has a lot to do with loyalty and keeping trust in God and each other, even through trials and tribulation of betrayal. For instance, when a tragedy hits, both families question their beliefs and question the validity of God. Individually and collectively their fates seem to be intertwined and congruous to each other. I harkened back to a death in the Runsome family that caused a bit of devastation. It gives Prodigal his first test of faith early on, and his troubles intensify further. Teary's beliefs on the other hand are challenged when her innocence and sense of purity is compromised under the cloak love for the wrong reason.

INTO EACH LIFE is an engaging, if not moving story of the connection between friends, family, and God's still small voice hovering near for remembrance unto Him. I rated it 4 out of 5 stars. I feel it will give readers a chance to revisit their personal elections for insight on how this story can be synonymous and reverent. I would rather have envisioned a different ending from the predictable one rendered by the author. One thing that endeared me to this story was the fact that the main characters gave a good final account to God's endearing presence in their lives. I recommend this book, and hope that the message is reinforced to accentuate forgiveness, the understanding of faith initiatives, and have discernible options to visualize the worth of doing what's right. Shelia E. Lipsey has arrived. Support and encourage her to get started on the next great read.
A book everyone should read. You will recommend this one to your family and friends.  Apr 15, 2007
Into Each Life is a story that is not uncommon to most. The lives of the characters pulled you in from the first page. Each chapter leaves you wanting more. The friendship that is shared between Prodigal and Teary is one that mimics our relationship with God. Although Teary doesn't always make the right decisions, Prodigal is right there to lend his support. I read this book in one day. I would recommend it to anyone. The characters are so real that you could almost change their names and make them one of your friends or relatives.

Into Each Life shows readers everyone goes through things, however if we keep moving forward and don't give up brighter days are ahead.

Very well written, I can't wait to read more from this author.
Everyday Life  Apr 4, 2007
Into Each Life is a really good book that deals with faith, families, relationships, and strategies. We meet two families: the Runsome's family, consisting of Solumun, Ruth, Fantasia and Hope; and the Fullalove family, consisting of Mr. & Mrs. Fullalove and their daughters Sara and Teary. Both families have very strong religious beliefs, but at times, the Fullalove family's religious beliefs seem pretty extreme for their young daughters.

When a tragedy hits, both families question there beliefs. The Runsome and Fullalove families become joined at the hip when their children, Prodigal and Teary become inseperable. You know how it goes, you meet a person at a young age and you'll become friends. It is uncommon to see one without the other. The only difference in this case is they are of the opposite sex.

Prodigal and Teary both grew up in christian households. Some of the choices they made were not always based upon their faith, even when they knew right from wrong. The friendship that Prodigal and Teary has does not create a problem for them, but it does for the people they meet as they become older. Teary is there for Prodigal, and Prodigal is ALWAYS there for Teary. Once grown, Prodigal and Teary grow up and go their separate ways.

Still vowing to always be there for each other, they keep that promise to each other even when they are going through personal situations in their lives. Everyone around them can see that Prodigal and Teary are in love with one another, however, either they can't see it, or they don't want to see it.

Into Each Life is such a realistic read that it can easily be about your family or a family that you're familiar with. A real tear jerker, I suggest that you have your hanky handy.

Reviewed by: Carmen

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