Something We Never Imagined (Paperback)
GOLD WINNER OF THE 2023 ICBA
Adult Christian Fiction Category!
— ICBA JUDGE PANEL
Because we are humans, most of us at some point have let a bad situation form a black hole in our soul. No matter what happens in life, that black hole lingers, creating a constant aura of anger in our demeanor. Joy is slowly replaced with anger and love eventually becomes drowned by grudges. Day by day, we transition into a dark shadow of our old selves, seeing only bad in the world until happiness becomes darkened by anger.
In Something We Never Imagined, Colton made the same mistake. Overtaken by a previous unfavorable life experience, Colton walked around angry at the world. He focused so much on his own feelings that he neglected the people who loved him the most. When Colton impatiently waited for his coffee, he made snide comments about his wait to a stranger in line, named Emma Lee. Emma Lee was kind but taken aback by the rudeness of this man. Colton finally received his coffee, only to find his order was incorrectly made, then became arrogant at the Barista. Colton left a first impression on Emma Lee that was less than favorable.
Due to an unplanned consequence, Colton and Emma Lee find themselves facing each other, again, but this time, it is not at the coffee shop. Each day brings Emma Lee and Colton closer and they become good friends. Colton questions Emma Lee's faith and deep inside he believes he can get her to be more like him. Emma Lee has other plans and encourages Colton to face his past and move forward by forgiving and letting his anger go. Before he does that, he must first find a tiny seed of faith. He begins his journey to find God, and move forward through forgiveness. When his faith is once again tested, Colton must choose between his past life of anger or the new path of forgiveness. Once he realized his heart was forever changed by God, through Emma Lee, he knew what choice he had to make.
Something We Never Imagined reaches into your soul and warms even the deepest parts. Anyone can love this book--from non-believers to believers and everyone in between.
STAFF PICK and Recommended by the ICBA Panel of Judges!— Andrea Comparato