Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Lip Reading by Harry Kraus

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
Lip Reading
David C. Cook (March 1, 2014)
Harry Kraus


A Word from Harry:

I started writing my first novel during my last year of surgery training at UK. I was a chief resident, and started writing Stainless Steal Hearts in a call room at the Veteran's Administration Hospital in Lexington. It was a crazy time to write! I had a very demanding schedule, often spending days and nights in the hospital. I had two sons at that time, and I recognized the wisdom in my wife's urging: "Now doesn't seem the right time for this dream."

My experience as a writer is far from typical. Having received my formal training in biology and chemistry and medicine, my only preparation for a writing career was a love for reading. The longest thing I'd written before my first novel was a term paper in undergraduate school. My first novel was accepted by Crossway Books and published in 1994, and it wasn't until after I had FOUR published novels that I even opened a book of instruction about the craft of writing fiction. This is not what I recommend to others! Yes, I was successful, but I was bending the "rules" without knowing it. I had a natural talent for plotting, but I realize my initial success may have stunted my growth as a writer. I'd have made faster progress if I'd have gone to the fiction teachers sooner.

I have three sons: Joel, Evan, and Samuel. Look closely in all of my books and you'll see them there. My lovely wife, Kris, provides the basic composition for all those beautiful, athletic, dedicated women in my novels.


She Could Save Millions, or Save Herself

She just needs a little longer. She’s really close. Dr. Rebecca Jackson, a medical researcher, stands on the verge of a breakthrough that will transform medicine. But she soon discovers the reason behind the miraculous progress in her research, and it leaves her with a nearly impossible choice . . . and little time to decide. More than her research is at stake. And more threatens it than this latest revelation. Something she’s tried hard to cover up. There is a high cost to some things in medicine and it’s not always the patient who pays. Can Rebecca find the faith and wisdom she needs to make the right call? The clock is ticking and the pressure is on.

If you would like to read the first chapter of Lip Reading, go HERE.

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Rulan said...


Adam Blumer said...


Susan Stitch said...

Posted with review - http://hismorningglory.blogspot.com/2014/04/lip-reading.html


Anonymous said...

Review up:

SmilingSally said...

Morning Bonnie,

Here's mine:


Jalynn Patterson said...


Leah Courtney said...


Cheryl said...


Lori said...


Heart2Heart said...


Thank you again for the amazing and blessed opportunity to be a part of this book tour.

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Peggy Blann Phifer said...

Posted, no review at this time.


Michelle said...


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Mocha with Linda said...

Harry does it again! Posted here: http://mochawithlinda.blogspot.com/2014/04/dont-miss-lip-reading.html

Ernie W. said...

Post is up at http://ernsblog.blogspot.com/2014/04/lip-reading.html

Lisa Johnson said...


Andie said...


Cindy W. said...

Posted with review here -


I loved it but cried a lot!

Smiles & Blessings,
Cindy W.

apple blossom said...


Pam said...


Posted with review.

Christian Fiction Addiction (Jeremy) said...

Great book! Here's my review:


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Amy said...


April Erwin said...

Fantastic! I loved it. :) http://projectinga.blogspot.com/2014/04/song-stuck-on-brain-kiss-girl-from.html

Megan Taylor said...


Also posted on Amazon.


Lindsey IEMommy said...


Carol E. Keen said...

The best of his I have read yet!

Mark said...


Marjorie Vawter said...


Excellent read!

Cheryl Klarich said...

I'm up with a review!


jenmom said...

My post is up:

Kraus is the best!

Loren said...


Carrie said...


Anonymous said...

Just received, read and reviewed. :)

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Erin Slocum said...

I missed adding my link. http://wp.me/p4fKCR-sP Great book!

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Anonymous said...


Steve Finnell said...

Why do men accept the Scriptures about John's Baptism but reject the Scriptures concerning New Covenant baptism?


Matthew 3:13-15....14 And John tried to prevent Him, saying, "I have need to be baptized by You, and are You coming to me? 15 But Jesus answered and said to him, "Permit it to be so now, for thus it is fitting for us to fulfill all righteousness." Then he allowed Him. (NKJV)

Matthew 3:13-15.......15 Jesus answered him, "This is the way it has to be now. This is the proper way to do everything that God requires of us." Then John gave in to him. (God's Word-Translation)

Jesus was required to be baptized in water by John the Baptist in order to fulfill all righteousness. Had Jesus rejected John's baptism He would have been disqualified as a perfect sacrifice for mankind. Jesus was without sin, however, He still had to do all that God required Him to do.

You will notice Jesus did not say I was baptized by John as a simple act of obedience, but it really was not essential in order for me to fulfill all righteousness.

Luke 7:29-30 And when all the people heard Him, even the tax collectors justified God, having been baptized with the baptism of John. 30 But the Pharisees and lawyers rejected the counsel of God for themselves not having been baptized by him. (NKJV)

Luke 7:29-30 And all who heard John preach---even the most wicked of them---agreed that God's requirements were right, and they were baptized by him. 30 All, that is, except the Pharisees and teachers of Moses' Law. They rejected God's plan for them and refused John's baptism. (The Living Bible--Paraphrased)

When men today claim that Christian water baptism is either not essential to salvation or they outright refused to be immersed in water, are they rejecting God's counsel? Are they rejecting God's required for forgiveness of their sins?

Mark 1:4 John came baptizing in the wilderness and preaching a baptism of repentance for the remission of sins.(NKJV)

Why do men believe that John the Baptist baptized in water for the remission of sins and then disbelieve the apostle Peter when he told the three thousands, (Who were baptized under the New Covenant) to repent and be baptized for the forgiveness of sins? (Acts 2:38)

Matthew 3:7 But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming to his baptism, he said to them, "Brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee the wrath to come.(NKJV)

John the baptist said men have to be baptized to escape the wrath of God. Men today say Christian baptism is simply a way to demonstrate their faith.

Why do men believe what God said about the baptism of John and rejected what God said about New Covenant baptism.


1. Mark 16:16 ....and is baptized will be saved...(NKJV)

2. Acts 2:38...be baptized...for the remission of sin...(NKJV)

3. Acts 22:16...Arise and be baptized, and wash away your sins...(NKJV)

4. 1 Peter 3:21 ..which now saves us, namely baptism..(NKJV)

5. Galatians 3:27 For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ. (NKJV)

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