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ABOUT THE BOOKS
Title: The Gifted Trilogy
Author: Lisa T. Bergren
Publisher: Stonewater Books
Release Date: 2021
Genre: Supernatural Suspense / Christian
An ancient, secret letter has long prophesied that the Gifted would gather. One with the ability to heal, another with the gift of wisdom. Others with the ability to see the future, discern truth, uncover evil intent, or exhibit miraculous powers. Together they are a force, born to change the world. But their gathering has drawn the attention of those who wield power…people determined to either control or destroy them.
“[A] classic battle between good and evil. Disregard Da Vinci Code comparisons, and think Lord of the Rings.” —Publishers Weekly
Excerpts from the books:
Daria stood at the girl’s mangled left hand, blood seeping into the blanket beneath it, seeing her at the lute in the garden the day before yesterday, with lithe fingers flying over the strings, creating music worthy of heaven itself. Never again would she play.
Nay. She must see Giovanna playing, must concentrate on seeing her play again! She began groaning aloud, unable to think of any of the right words, before holy women and a holy man of God. So she groaned in angst, longing for God to hear them, see them, move within them.
“The Holy One understands your groans, m’lady,” Piero said quietly. “But feel free to speak from your heart. As if the Lord Jesus himself were here in the room with us. There are no wrong words.”
Daria studied him, frowning. Surely he should lead them in prayer. Was this not the priest’s role? To pray? Her eyes went to him again and he gave her a gentle smile. “No wrong words,” he repeated. “Simply begin and ask for the Lord’s guidance. The words will come. They are almost unnecessary. ’Tis our hearts that the Holy One seeks.”
Daria turned to Giovanna again. “Please, please, Lord Jesus. Heal your servant, Giovanna,” Daria said, gently unwrapping the nun’s injured hand. It appeared hopeless. The bones were crushed, her hand curiously flat and mashed, lying at odd angles in Daria’s own. The skin was broken in a hundred places, with tendons and muscles and bones exposed. Daria felt curiously removed from the gore, her stomach calm. All she could see was Giovanna’s hand upon the lute…
“Heal her now, Lord God,” she begged. “Lord Jesus Christ, Lord on High, come and be present here. Enter her arteries and veins, enter her bones and tendons. Her muscles. Begin your healing work. Creator of all, heal her completely. Please mend every single bone. Let her use this moment and her music to serve you. Let her celebrate your glory because you have drawn nearer to her than ever before. You are able… You are abundantly able to do this, Father God. We ask you to do this. Come and be present. Come and be present in this room, Holy Spirit. Change our lives. Chase out our sin and make us worthy vessels of you, Lord. We are sinful, incomplete without you, Jesus. Cleanse us. Make us holy. Use us, Father. Use this moment.”
Tears slipped down Daria’s face as she pleaded with God. Dimly, she heard others sniffing through tears and quiet voices begin to join hers in supplication. “Lord God, you are in this convent. You are in this room with us. Thank you for drawing near. Thank you for gracing us with your presence. Do a mighty work here, Almighty One.
“You have the power to part oceans and tear down fortress walls. You knew Giovanna in her mother’s womb, were present when she devoted her life to your service. Please, Lord God, heal her now.”
–an excerpt from BEGOTTEN, book one of The Gifted, by Lisa T. Bergren
“Nay,” she said, shaking her head, her eyes blurred with tears. “I shall never serve you. I belong to the light. I belong to the light. I belong to the light…”
He let her go, then, and she turned to face him, sobs wracking her body.
He gazed at her sadly. “You weaken, my love. Mayhap it will take the boy dying, then the artist. Finally the old woman. I will make them suffer every one of their last moments. I shall force you to watch. Or you will agree to my terms.”
“Away from me, Satan. Away from me.”
He smiled at her with a hollow look, sighed heavily, and then left.
Daria turned to the wall and bent her forehead to the cool stone, praying through her sobs. “Oh my God, my God. Come to us. Save us. Save us. Please, Lord Jesus. Please.” She sank to her knees, still weeping. “I beg you. Please Lord. I cannot watch my loved ones suffer. I cannot. Come to us. We are fragmented. We are weak. Fight for us. Free us. We need you. We need you.”
–an excerpt from BETRAYED, book two of The Gifted, by Lisa T. Bergren
Gianni moved forward and turned in a slow circle to look each of them in the eye. He understood the collective panic among them. “The Lord has seen this day. He has seen it. He knows what is to come, and none of it is a surprise to him. Should he allow it, we shall trust it, always praising his name. We do the greatest damage to our enemy by keeping to this path, always praising our God, no matter what we face—trial, trauma, or even death.”
“Dulcius post tribulations,” Piero said.
“‘Sweeter after difficulty,’” Daria translated.
“Sweeter after difficulty,” Gianni repeated. “The greater the trial, the more our Lord can triumph. No matter what is ahead of us, we shall not abandon our faith.”
–an excerpt from BLESSED, book three of The Gifted, by Lisa T. Bergren
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Lisa T. Bergren is the best-selling, award-winning author of over 60 books in a variety of genres, from children’s picture books to contemporary romance to supernatural suspense novels. She lives in Colorado Springs in a brand-new home she and her husband just finished building and intend to never leave because she’s discovered she loathes moving. You can find out more about her at LisaTBergren.com
(3) winners will receive a copy of The Gifted Trilogy and a Gifted candle.
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