Johnny Lazarus In Wave of Courage
- ISBN-13: 9781456471514
- Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
- Release Date: Jan 07, 2011
- Pages: 144 pages
- Dimensions: 0.33 x 8.50 x 5.50 inches
"Johnny Lazarus in Wave of Courage" is author, storyteller and Christian comedian Keith Poletiek's 3rd book in the Adventures of Johnny Lazarus Series; a series based loosely on the life and times of his childhood at 12. In this non-stop romp, filled with adventure and humor (a deadly combination of fun), Johnny is challenged by his good friend Tim (a 12 year old world class swimmer a.k.a. Timmer the Swimmer), to join him in attempting to body surf one of the biggest waves to ever crash against the shores of their local beach. Waves reaching over 20 feet high brought there by a storm at sea. A challenge to which Johnny replies, "Is it your goal in life to try and wipe me off the face of this earth, Tim?" Tim has been challenging Johnny his whole life to do more, try more and gain more courage by attempting more and more death-defying things than Johnny thought was possible and though he'd never admit it to Tim, deep down, Johnny feels he's a more confident person because of their antics; and is amazed he's still in one piece. Johnny is a good surfer, but is pretty sure he doesn't have what it takes to take on these mammoth monsters of the sea and live to tell about it. Tim, of course, thinks otherwise and before Johnny can figure out why, he's put swim fins on and is heading out into an ocean that keeps spitting him back on shore with each violent wave that crashes against the sand. Will Johnny find the "Wave of Courage" needed to attempt this unbelievable body surfing feat? You'll have to read the adventure and find out! All the gang, Henry, Richie and Summer are here as well and up to some funny antics of their own including Henry trying to perfect the world's biggest, girl-soaking, cannonball dive of all time. Summer, with her keen ability to see an opportunity for Johnny to become a better person and Christian, challenges Johnny to have an even bigger "Wave of Courage" than what it would take to ride waves, and instead, have the boldness to share his faith and Jesus' love with his good friend Tim; and Henry and Richie while he's at it. Take to the beach, to the backyard pools and swamps that all turn up in this water-packed story of fun and also see if Johnny can build up the "Wave of Courage" it will take to be a truly great friend by not just planning a great day at the beach with his friends but also helping them plan their eternity as well. Johnny Lazarus in Wave of Courage is not only a great read for 6 to 12 year olds, it is also a great source as an outreach tool for Christian kids to give to their unsaved friends...that would take amazing courage as well! For more Johnny Lazarus fun, check out books 1 & 2 in The Adventures of Johnny Lazarus Series; Johnny Lazarus in The Legend of Frog Finger and Johnny Lazarus in Vinnie's Steal Attempt.
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