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Take One (Above the Line Series #1) (original 2009; edition 2009)

by Karen Kingsbury

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Title:Take One (Above the Line Series #1)
Authors:Karen Kingsbury
Info:Zondervan (2009), Edition: 1ST, Paperback, 352 pages
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The first book of four, in yet another great series, by Karen Kingsbury. She has an amazing talent in writing, what I call 'people stories', which in the publishing world is referred to as 'realistic fiction'. Her characters are always so relatable -- boldly dealing with everyday human issues, not being afraid to show weaknesses. This makes her works so powerful in weaving stories of triumph over adversity and hardship -- be they be physical, mental, emotional or spiritual ones.
  MomsterBookworm | Jul 14, 2014 |
This first in the Above the Line Series about Bailey Flanagan's college adventures will be a sure hit with Kingsbury's Baxter Family Series fans. ( )
  SherylHendrix | Oct 10, 2011 |
I hadn't read any of Karen Kingsbury's books for a while and was glad to get back. She introduced some new characters as well as having the tried and true as minor characters. The one exception was that Bailey Flanigan was a major character. I stayed up late to read the last few chapters because I couldn't wait to see how it ended. ( )
  eliorajoy | May 21, 2010 |
I thought she was a very good author. Great story -- great book. ( )
  golsonwill | May 4, 2010 |
This story was about Chase Ryan and Keith Ellison and how they left the mission field of Indonesia to begin a mission field in Hollywood by directing a film that would change hearts and lives. It was also about Bailey Flanigan and Cody from the previous series of books. They are now in college and Bailey's roommate, Andi, is the daughter of Keith Ellison the film-maker. Andi is struggling with being a missionary kid and never "experiencing" living in the "world". Bailey is struggling with her feelings for Cody and visa versa. I enjoyed the story and look forward to reading book 2. ( )
  judyg54 | Nov 3, 2009 |
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Chase Ryan doubted there was enough oxygen in the plane to get him from San Jose to Indianapolis. He took his window seat on the Boeing 737, slid his laptop bag onto the floor space in front of him, and closed his eyes.
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Could they change the world---before the world changes them? Filmmakers Chase Ryan and Keith Ellison left the mission field of Indonesia for the mission field of Hollywood with a dream bigger than both of them. Now they have done the impossible: raised enough money to produce a feature film with a message that could change the world. But as Chase and Keith begin shooting, their well-laid plans begin to unravel. With millions of dollars on the line, they make a desperate attempt to keep the film from falling apart---even as a temperamental actress, a botched production schedule, and their own insecurities leave little room for the creative and spiritual passion that once motivated them. Was God really behind this movie after all? A chance meeting and friendship with John Baxter could bring the encouragement they need to stay on mission and produce a movie that will actually change people's lives. In the midst of the questions and the cameras, is it possible to keep things above the line and make a movie unlike anything done before---or is the risk too great for everyone?

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Two unknown producers struggle to fulfill their dreams to change lives through the power of film. With millions of investors' dollars on the line, everything starts to fall apart and they realize they may be in over their heads. Is it possible to beat the odds and make a movie unlike anything ever done before? Or, will they lose everything in the process?… (more)

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