Book Description

Shoot the Wounded by Lynn DoveGenre: Young Adult, Religious

SHOOT THE WOUNDED is a contemporary Christian novel that deals with relevant social issues such as teen pregnancy and family violence. Set in the small fictional town of Maplewood, in southern Alberta, best friends Leigh and Ronnie find their friendship and faith challenged when Jake, a good looking Christian boy, moves into their neighborhood. Leigh is especially delighted that Jake is paying more attention to her than any other girl at school or church, but what she does not know is that despite his bold declaration of being a follower of Christ, he’s carrying a dark secret from his past that has the potential to destroy his integrity and have his friends question the legitimacy of his faith.

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IBD Verdict

Shoot the Wounded deals with the most complicated stage of life, teenage years. Author Lynn Dove has created realistic multi-dimensional characters, with a carefully laid out plot which involves sensitive subjects of teenage pregnancy, peer pressure, temptation, relationships, stress and faith crisis. Shoot the Wounded is an enjoyable & meaningful read, not just for teenagers.

Book Insight

  • File Size: 285 KB
  • Print Length: 156 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1926676394
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Word Alive Press (May 3, 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B003KN3IJE
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray: Not Enabled

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A graduate of the University of Calgary, where she earned her Bachelor of Education degree in 1981, Lynn Dove has spent the last thirty years teaching all age groups of children (and adults) in the private and public school settings as well as in her church. In 2007, she earned a Master of Religious Education degree from the Canadian Southern Baptist Seminary, in Cochrane, Alberta.

She has written numerous columns and articles in local papers and for the Baptist Horizon (CNBC), and written freelance for HomeLife Magazine (LifeWay).

Lynn’s debut novel, “Shoot the Wounded”, written for youth and young adults, addresses how lies and gossip destroy a person’s spirit. It speaks to the heart of relevant themes such as bullying, teen pregnancy and family violence all the while pointing the characters and ultimately the reader, to hope in Jesus Christ. “Shoot the Wounded” was a finalist in the 2010 Readers Favorite Book Awards.

The second book “Heal the Wounded”, was awarded a Bronze Medal in the 2011 Reader’s Favorite Book Awards, and the last book in the trilogy, “Love the Wounded” was released May 2012.

Her books have won accolades and praise in Canada, the U.S. and around the world for their sensitivity towards social issues such as bullying, teen pregnancy and cancer. Her books are listed as resources on one of the largest anti-bullying websites in the world:

Lynn’s Blog: “Journey Thoughts”: is nominated yearly for the Canadian Weblog Awards in three categories and was the WINNER of the 2011 Canadian Christian Writing Awards.

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