The Glimpse

20 Nov

The GlimpseAustin Kelly is about to learn a lesson: Be careful when you pray for God to change you, because He answers prayer.

Even though he’s a Sunday School teacher, Austin’s faith in Jesus Christ is no match for his fear of rejection from others. Lizzie Kelly has more courage than her husband, but struggles to find fulfillment and meaning in her job at their church. The couple’s friends aren’t faring much better. Computer tech Daniel Cabrera fights disappointment with the direction his career has taken, and even more frustration with the church youth he teaches. His wife, Jackie, strives to maintain a sense of control over her life, but it’s quickly faltering. Faced with churches dying across New York City, the four Christian teachers have a cry in their hearts for their lives to make a difference. God answers their cry by throwing them into a world that looks like a nightmare version of the United States. Everything is so similar, yet totally different, starting with the fact that Christians are nearly extinct after decades of persecution. They soon discover it is a fascist nation, where anyone who professes faith in Christ risks their life. The four travelers encounter a group of teenagers that turn out to be one of the last surviving churches, led by their high school teacher, Eric Peterson. With no visible way to get home, Austin, Lizzie and their friends join the underground church in their fight to spread the Gospel while avoiding the National Police. Their task is made even more difficult when revival breaks out in the local high school and draws unwanted attention, but they know they can’t stop until their work is complete and the Lord makes a way for them to go home…if there is one.


In this stunningly timely novel, the reader is given a “Glimpse” of what the future of our country will be like for the next generation if the current generation refuses to teach the uncompromised Word of God. The tale is fictional but the reality of it happening is real. This story is well written with action, intrigue, suspense and with a surprise twist so unpredictable it’ll make your head spin.  The best way to wrap up my review of this novel is with two words – MUST. READ.

Grant Carroll is a freelance writer, playwright, published poet and a member of American Christian Fiction Writers. He is a devoted husband and71pT+V9CFqL._SX150_ a father of five. He and his wife, Nikki, are also the Children’s Pastors at their church in Austin, Texas. His prayer is for his life and writing to impact the world for Christ.

Grant grew up in a little town called Claude, Texas and began writing poetry as a preteen. His poetry was published at age 14, and he began writing professionally in 2005. His first professional work was website product and ad content that he found to be less than inspiring.

In 2007, God placed a burden for the next generation on his heart, and he began writing Christian plays to minster to youth. Late in 2007, he and Nikki started Child Refuge ( to fight sexual abuse through awareness, prevention and empowerment. Grant and Nikki have worked in children’s ministry for over nine years and their greatest joy is seeing kids encounter the living God.


Kara writes supernatural suspense thrillers and is an ACFW Genesis 2013 Finalist in the Mystery/Suspense/Thriller category. BlogPhoto Resized

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3 responses to “The Glimpse

  1. Candice Sue Patterson

    November 20, 2015 at 6:32 am

    Looks like a great read! Thanks for sharing.


  2. Robin Patchen

    November 20, 2015 at 9:00 am

    Oh, this looks good. Adding to my to-read list now. Thanks!


  3. Pegg Thomas

    November 20, 2015 at 3:02 pm

    These kind of stories give me the heebie-jeebies. They make me think about what could happen … and then worry it will! But better that than to live in blissful ignorance, true?



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