The Boy Who Walked A Way by Nancy Janes

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A nonpreachy but twee tone helps a fuzzy fantasy spread the good news of Christian positivity in troubled times.
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In the year 2162, a young boy named Jal Valhyn is caught in a maelstrom of violence and conflict. His country is at war and the world government based on humanistic principles that had fulfilled its promise of a halcyon peace for over a century has fallen. Alone and helpless, he has an encounter with an invisible being that leads to a seven-day journey. With his two appointed companions he sets out for a safe haven far from the world of danger and turmoil. Each day's trek brings the gift of new friendships and a growing awareness that life has dimensions grounded in more than the material. He intuitively understands the faith that sustains the inhabitants of an enduring peaceable kingdom.

The Boy Who Walked a Way is a touching literary fantasy novel by Nancy Janes about the true power of belief. Representing the child inside all of us that neither age nor time can eradicate, young Jal is a perfect personification to the untainted and wholehearted faith and belief in miracles that the innocence of childhood provides. With Bea and Sammie as correlating characters who impact Jal’s present and future, the two companions teach him the importance of using his troubles as an asset in developing a sense of mastery over his circumstances and in turn give readers a glimpse into the importance of trust in yourself and the personal conquering of adversity.

With a deep and gentle meaning that is born of violent circumstances, The Boy Who Walked a Way is a rare young adult novel that appeals to both genders equally. Though born of Christian roots, this profound story is a perfect fit for readers of all backgrounds and faiths that truly inspires with its touching journey of self-discovery, belief, and personal mastery. With a rich and detailed world that has descended into out-of-control chaos, this grand novel is an epic, touching fantasy that will inspire and entertain for years to come.

A lifetime love of literature’s possibility to convey the meaning of human experience in simple or complex terms motivates Janes’ writing. A clinical social worker by training and profession, she has been writing on various topics, since childhood. Other than her poetry, Janes has never felt compelled to publish her writing until she began The Boy Who Walked a Way. While leading a rather quiet life, she finds the life stories and cultures of others inspiring and leans toward assorted genres of literary and non-literary books. And when travel is on the menu, she is quickly off to collect the many splendid stories of the individuals on their mutual journey of life.
 

About Nancy Janes

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Nancy Janes grew up in the Appalachians of Kentucky. She is a former Clinical Social Worker who returned to Christian based writing on retirement. She writes poetry, short stories and novellas. One book is published; a Christian allegory, and a second, based loosely on the first, is in process.
 
Published March 22, 2013 by Nancy Janes. 237 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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A nonpreachy but twee tone helps a fuzzy fantasy spread the good news of Christian positivity in troubled times.

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