(PRWEB) February 22, 2017
“Easter Kittens”: the story of a young boy’s life-changing discovery of the true meaning of Easter.
“Easter Kittens” is the creation of published author, Thomas Ballard, a native of Western North Carolina, raised in the Blue Ridge Mountains where several generations of his family before him, lived, and worked. As a child Tom enjoyed the freedom of roaming the hills and valleys around his mountain home, wading in the creeks, climbing the trees, and becoming familiar with the moods and sounds of the mountains, and the dark hollows of those ancient hills. During the many years of travel while in the Navy and afterward, Tom found that he always compared the beauty of the world he saw around him, with the mountains and valleys of his youth, and still seeks answers to his childhood questions. He has returned to the hills and valleys of the Appalachian Mountains that so captured his imagination as a child, still searching for answers to many of his youthful questions.
Published by Christian Faith Publishing, Thomas Ballard’s new book cleverly uncovers the true meaning of Easter and spring-time.
It’s hard to know just when the truth of the day made its impact on his young mind. It was Easter morning, and the excitement of this special morning had Tommy preoccupied. He was looking forward to getting dressed in his finest clothes and seeing all his friends at church that morning. He was excited in anticipation of all the upcoming events of that sunny Easter day, so the first clues that might have eased him into the shock of the life altering events that were about to unfold went unnoticed. Tommy could never have imagined that anything wrong could ever happen on such a beautiful and important day. Easter Sunday was a happy day; this was the day, so many years ago, that Jesus had risen from the dead, and surely God would not allow anything bad to happen on this day!
But Tommy's fear was growing . . . He felt it in his heart first, that tightening in the chest with a feeling of dread that something in the world was not right—but he couldn’t explain the feeling; it was undefined, unseen. He was suddenly frightened, but of what he didn’t exactly know. It began early that Easter morning when, as he did on most mornings, Tommy followed Mamaw to the chicken house to collect eggs and feed the chickens. They stopped off at the meat house, a small building where the chicken feed was kept. That’s when the real fear began.
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Consumers can purchase “Easter Kittens” at traditional brick & mortar bookstores, or online at Amazon.com, Apple iTunes store, Kobo or Barnes and Noble.
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