Sunday, May 01, 2011

The Gift by Bryan Litfin

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
The Gift
Crossway Books (April 30, 2011)
Bryan Litfin


Bryan earned a bachelor’s degree in print journalism from the University of Tennessee as well as a master’s degree in historical theology at Dallas Theological Seminary. From there he went to the University of Virginia, taking a PhD in the field of ancient church history. He is currently professor of theology at Moody Bible Institute in downtown Chicago, where he has been since 2002. He teaches courses in theology, church history, and Western civilization from the ancient and medieval periods. He is the author of Getting to Know the Church Fathers: An Evangelical Introduction (Brazos, 2007), as well as several scholarly articles and essays. Bryan has always enjoyed epic adventure stories as well as historical fiction, but most of his reading these days is taken up by academia.

Today Bryan lives in downtown Wheaton in a Victorian house built in 1887. He and his wife Carolyn are parents to two children. For recreation Bryan enjoys basketball, traveling, and hiking anywhere there are mountains. The Litfins attend College Church in Wheaton, where Bryan has served on the Board of Missions and as a deacon. He also helped start Clapham School, a Christian primary school in Wheaton using the classical model of education.


The Chiveis Trilogy takes readers hundreds of years into the future. War and disease have destroyed civilization as we know it. Much technology has been discarded and history is largely forgotten. Slowly, the few survivors have begun to build new communities, and kingdoms now prosper in a kind of feudal order. But the Word of God has been lost for centuries.

After the finding of an Old Testament in book one of the trilogy, The Gift picks up the story of Teo and Ana. Exiled from their homeland and trying to survive in unknown and dangerous lands, they search for any record of the missing Testament.

Their journeys lead them into the region we know as Italy. An elite society welcomes Ana, who finds she must choose between her new life and her dream of returning to Chiveis. Will Teo and Ana’s relationship withstand the circumstances and new enemies pulling them apart? And can Teo keep ahead of a powerful and mysterious force opposing his search for the New Testament?

If you'd like to read the first chapter of The Gift, go HERE.

Watch the book trailer:

The Gift Trailer from Crossway on Vimeo.

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Note: Sometimes you will find missing posts for bloggers. The main reason is that their book has been delayed. We do not expect a review if they haven't had the opportunity to read the book :-) Check the comments for additional posters and follow our list of bloggers for this tour:

Abi at Scraps of Life
Adam at Meaningful Suspense
Amy at My Life
Andie at Radiant Light
Andrea at Ask Andrea
Angel at A Heart for Words
April at Projecting A
Bonnie at Bonnie Writes
Carly at Carlybird's Home
Carol at Blogging With Carol
Christy at Christy's Book Blog
Dave at The Plot Thickens
Dave at Novel Spotlight
Debra at Soul Reflections
Deena at A Peek At My Bookshelf
Delia at Gatorskunkz And Mudcats
E.J at Sword and Pen
Edyth at Great Reads by Jasmine
Ernie at Writing: My Adventures In Words
Hannah at Word Lily
Janis at The Nearsighted Bookworm
Janna at Cornhusker Academy
Jendi at Jendi's Journal
Jennifer at Quiverfull Family Blog
Jill at Artistic Blogger
Julie at My Own Little Corner of The World
Kathleen at Reviews From The Heart
Kay at Views & Reviews by K
Kim at Window To My World
Kristi at Stamped With Grace
Lauri at Knits, Reads, and Reviews
Allie at A Little Bit Of Sunlight
Linda at Reading For His Glory
Lori at Noggin Bits
Margaret at Creative Madness Mama
Marjorie at The Writer's Tool
Mark at Thoughts Of A Sojourner
Missy at Hidden Valley Simplicity
Molly at Book Reviews by Molly
Nora at Finding Hope Through Christian Fiction
Pam at Daysong Reflections
Rebecca at A Christian Worldview of Fiction
Rulan at Fiction Showcase
Tara at Tara's View On Books


Ernie W. said...

Post is up.

Hisart777 said...


Adam Blumer said...


Jennifer @ Quiverfull Family said...

I'm up!

Hope my book comes soon :).

Pam at Daysong Reflections said...

Posted with review.

Jill said...

My post is up at Artistic Blogger.

Jasmine said...


Nora said...

Posted - full review to follow. I'm in the middle of this book right now. But i left some comments. I totally enjoyed the first book in this series!

Nora :D
Finding Hope Through Fiction

Heart2Heart said...

Absolutely LOVED this book. Can't wait to purchase the first book as well as the upcoming sequel. This is a great as the Lord of the Rings trilogy!

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

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CarlybirdK said...


M at Hidden Valley Simplicity said...

Posting now with review.

PS--will review on Amazon too :)

Rebecca LuElla Miller said...

You can see my review at A Christian Worldview of Fiction. So glad to see a fantasy title on the tour.


Anonymous said...


Margie Vawter said...

Posted, review to follow.

MJ @ Creative Madness Mama said...


AppleBlossom very sick.

Christy Lockstein said...

I'm up with review

April Erwin said...

Mine's up.

Janna said...

First book was good, second book was great! Can't wait until the 3rd one comes out!

Anonymous said...

Can't wait until this book is released! I enjoyed reading the first book The Sword

Jennifer Bogart said...

My review for The Gift is now up on my blog:

And in the usual places -,,,, Bookmooch, Librarything, Twitter, and Facebook