Saturday, September 15, 2012

Hummingbird by David Stearman

David Stearman is a full time missionary who has worked in European, Asian, and Latin American countries. He has spent a significant amount of time in the region covered by the novel Hummingbird, describing the area as only a physical and cultural eyewitness can.

He travels extensively within US borders as well, often ministering in some of its more influential churches. David is also a Contemporary Christian Music artist and songwriter, with numerous published songs to his credit.

Hummingbird is David’s third novel.

You can visit his website at

Please do!


Hummingbird Trailer Link:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JTmiXISuKnE








Hummingbird



Back-cover Blurb
 
She feels like a misfit. Who is she? Where does she belong?
Is she Lexa, or Alexandra, or someone else?
Forced to commit a crime, she flees South of the Border.
And a vindictive bounty hunter follows her.
Will she escape? Find forgiveness? Discover who she really is and where she belongs?
The answer lies in a tiny seaside village where wandering hummingbirds rest their wings.


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Here’s some additional information:

Set against the backdrop of the illegal immigration crisis, Hummingbird is the story of Lexa Morales, a misfit. Abandoned as a child, Lexa is Mexican by ethnicity and American at heart, but feels more like the dash between the words that compose the term Mexican-American than anything else. In her struggle to rise from the ghetto of her youth, Lexa commits a crime and flees south of the Border to escape prosecution. While hiding from bounty hunters in a small fishing village, Lexa finds redemption, discovers her true identity, and becomes part of a forever family and a Kingdom without borders.

The story comprises two themes, both of which emanate from the hummingbird motif. The primary theme is of a moral nature, the secondary, an artistic one.

Theme one elaborates on a concept popular culture calls Karma, but the Bible refers to as The Law of Sowing and Reaping--that those who sow good deeds will reap a good harvest and those who sow evil will reap an evil one. Hummingbird illustrates this principle by portraying Lexa as a selfish person who learns to sow seeds of generosity, kindness, and mercy, and ultimately reaps a harvest of these same things. Contrastingly, her antagonists sow only hatred, destruction, and death, and end up reaping in kind.

The second, non-moral, artistic expression of the hummingbird motif likens Lexa to a hummingbird that migrates to a far country but eventually returns home.

 

You can buy David's book here:
Amazon
Barnes and Noble


David is giving away an e-copy of Hummingbird. The giveaway is only available to U.S. addresses. To be entered in the book giveaway, leave a comment along with your email address. You can enter the book giveaway twice--once on each spotlight post.






Happy Reading!
Caroline Brown

3 comments:

Linda Kish said...

This sounds like a very interesting story. One that I would love to read.

lkish77123 at gmail dot com

ann said...

I love to watch the hummingbirds at my window. This will be an great read for me.
Curious to find out the ending for her.
thanks for the chance to win

Teela said...

Would love to read and review this book, just by reading the excerpt and LOVE the book jacket!!! teelayoung@hotmail.com http://coffee24tea.blogspot.com

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