Michael and Sarah Kent-Hughes are married and living in San Francisco, where Michael is assistant pastor at St. Anselm’s Church. Expecting their first child, they’re also the adoptive parents of teenager Jason and eight-year-old Jim. Both Michael and Sarah are deepening and growing in their vocations, finding Michael’s extended family, and learning to trust.
And then their world blows up and is nearly destroyed.
What readers say
A Light Shining should come with a warning like this: “Do not start reading unless you intend to stay up way past your bedtime.” – Jennifer Dukes-Lee, author of Love Idol and The Happiness Dare.
In turns suspenseful and heartwarming, A Light Shining has all the qualities of those classic tales that stay with you for the long journey. These characters become friends and fellow sojourners…making their way into a reader’s heart and encouraging a deeper faith—one that has hands and feet. We all need such role models as Michael and Sarah Kent-Hughes. – Laura Boggess, author of Playdates with God.
From the very first sentence, you know that we are most definitely not in Kansas anymore. There is something ominous afoot, a threat that hangs heavy over every page. – Diana Trautwein, spiritual director and retired Episcopal minister.
I would recommend these companion novels to anyone with an interest in well-written Christian-themed fiction, Anglican church fiction, adoption and street children, Olympic cycling, or the politics surrounding the British royal family. – Sherry Early, Semicolon Blog.
A good deal of what passes for writing by Christian folks is “no swearing, no sex, and plenty of cheesy, stitched-together scenes.” Young is a very thoughtful believer, and he refuses to sacrifice quality in a story that grapples with questions of love, suffering, vocation, and wisdom. It is a robust, realistic, and enjoyable world into which he beckons the reader. – Luke Herron Davis, author of Sacred Chaos and The Broken Cross.