Razed (Foundations, #1)
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Razed (Foundations #1)

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Doug Bolling lost his wife of twenty years just as their stormy marriage was beginning to thrive, and he bitterly blames God. He tries to reconnect with his son, but it seems Mark is only interested if the relationship comes wrapped in religion. Mark claims he's just following God when he moves his family, including Doug's grandsons, further away, first to pastor, then to...more
Paperback, 390 pages
Published July 12th 2012 by Mindstir Media
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Wow, I just finished reading Razed by Paula Wiseman, and finally, at the end of the book I am happy about what happens. Not that I didn’t like the book, it is awesome! The character’s just really got under my skin, but then that’s they way it had to be, because of the storyline. And because Paula Wiseman is such a gifted, talented and professional author, she knows just how to write a story to capture your interest on the first page and keep it until way after the last wo...more
Elizabeth Dyck
This book kept me so engaged. I could hardly put it down. I’s one of those books where you have to keep turning he next page to what’s going to happen.
At first I thought it wasn’t going to be really interesting. Just another book with a Christian twist to it. I was wrong.
This is one of the rare books out there these days tat actually makes you think seriously about things in your own life. A true gem. I can’t wait to get my hands on the second book and the rest of the series.
Amy Franks
I loved this book. Loosing a wife/mother is hard. Maintaining a father/son relationship after that loss when there wasn't a relationship to begin with is also hard and stressful. Mom was a Christian dad wasn't interested. A promise made between mom & son makes for a lot of trying on the sons part with his dad. An excellent read. Paula Wiseman is an excellent author. Who has been blessed with a gift. I highly recommend this book.
So you know how a lot of Christian fiction is really fluffy and cheesy and preachy and everyone is made of plastic?
Razed is SO not that way. It has Christians of every shade--from legalistic to understanding--and they all breathe like real people. You feel their pain, you feel their joy. It's remarkable how she is able to make these characters come to life.

Wiseman is not afraid to get gritty, either. She captured real life in pages and--forgive me for gushing--but it was just spot on. Her charac...more
Paula Wiseman
Aug 17, 2012 Paula Wiseman rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  (Review from the author)
In Contingency and the books that followed, the characters found themselves in difficult positions, and struggled with God and their faith. They turned to Scripture, and to trusted counselors to find an answer and then rose to the challenge to live out what God directed them to do.

Razed is a little different. Mark still goes through those struggles, but they are more subtle, more "offstage" from the story's main action. (We'll get the struggles back on stage in Refined.) In Razed, the question i...more
Feb 12, 2013 Will rated it 2 of 5 stars
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This is the first novel that I have read by the author. Unlike most of the other reviewers of the book, I did not care all that much for the book. Ms Wiseman is a gifted writer who has a winning way with words. I enjoy reading clean, wholesome novels with Christian themes. This book certainly met those criteria. Yet I found the book to be too lengthy and somewhat boring. Perhaps it is just a “guy thing”; but I could not get all that interested in the story line. I notice that most of the other r...more
This is a very emotional book. It follows the relationship of a son and father. Although it was not a favorite read of mine I did enjoy the basic story line. I gave this book 4/5 stars. I thought the author did well at writing the emotions of the characters so you could really imagine how they were reacting to each other. I did not enjoy all of the writing as I felt it was just too wordy at times. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys reading books that are not just quick reads or sim...more
Judy Hewitt
Razed Book One, Foundations Series
Paula Wisman Mindstir Media
Where every you go, there you are.
Reminiscent of the Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver, this novel traces the journey of Mark and his family to Africa as missionaries. The author portrays a modern Jonah who seems to be using his call to Africa as a means to withdraw from the challenges of building a relationship with his father. Doug, although condemned by Mark for not holding Christian morals, displays virtues of commitment, hon...more
Took a while to get into it as I found myself saying to the characters " just get over it". But that's me on the outside looking in. I got hooked as I got further into the book.
Rebecca "Rebaka" Lewis
What a book. There was so many trials that Doug and Mark within this story it was a page turner until the very end.
Shelley Koppele
Great Book A little to much Religon for me, but then again I am going to read the next book
Emotional and heartbreaking storyline! Can't wait for Book Two!
Lisa Johnson
Title: Razed
Author: Paula Wiseman
Pages: 390
Year: 2012
Publisher: Mindstir Media
Razed is a groundbreaking story that brings the heart and mind into a fictional story built around a familiar relationship. A son and mother are very close to each other and share a relationship with Jesus Christ. Doug, the father, is very unwilling to listen to what he calls their “religion”. Why does he seem so extremely adversarial? Until the author peels away the layers hidden deep within Doug’s heart, it is a na...more
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After working several years as research chemist, Paula was blessed with the opportunity to stay home with her children and follow the writer’s path. She was published in several Cup of Comfort devotional books and in Life Savors for Women. Contingency: Book One: Covenant of Trust Series, her debut novel, spent time on the Amazon.com Christian Fiction bestsellers list, and was also the #1 Hot New R...more
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Contingency (Covenant of Trust #1) Indemnity (Covenant of Trust #2) Precedent (Covenant of Trust, #3) Refined (Foundations #2) Sanction (Covenant of Trust #4)

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