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Dawn's Light (Restoration #4)

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In the face of a crisis that sweeps an entire high-tech planet back to the age before electricity, the Brannings face a choice. Will they hoard their possessions to survive---or trust God to provide as they offer their resources to others?#1 bestselling suspense author Terri Blackstock weaves a masterful what-if series in which global catastrophe reveals the darkness in hu ...more
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Published April 21st 2008 by Zondervan Publishing Company
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NancyInWI
The fourth and last book in the Restoration series and in my opinion the best. Especially the authors afterward that really moved me. Great story full of mystery and suspense.
Stacy
A great series! I am going to try to read more books by this author in the future. This was a very well-written series that REALLY makes you realize a) how blessed we are with everything we have in this modern age and b) what would we do if it was all suddenly taken away.

Highly recommend this series...
Steph
This book made the rest of the series worth readng. I have already commented that I thought the others were pretty sterotypical and cheesy as far as character and plot. It was easy to see what was coming. I enjoyed them. But, I won't read them again and wouldn't recommended them, except to anyone that is looking for just some good entertainment.

This book, while it started the same, was quite different. I don't want to say too much and give away anything about what might happen, but it was reall
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Danielle
Feb 27, 2015 Danielle is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
Rereading it. Love the story, but the ending was a little less than happy. Still, it was a good book, and I loved the problems
Joan Arning
This is the final book in the Restoration series. Previously a supernova caused failure of all electronics forcing people to learn to live without modern conveniences including most money. Thirteen year old Beth Branning witnesses a murder on the day banks finally open and allow account holders to withdraw 2 percent of their balance. The Brannings thought they had already learned to trust God but their faith waivers when Beth is attacked and her life hangs in the balance. Beth's sister, Deni, ha ...more
Divonna Thornburg
This whole series really inspired me. Shows in stark reality what a materialistic culture we live in. I was challenged to think through what is really important and work towards simplifying my life.
Samantha
Can't believe the ending, if it weren't for that this would have gotten five stars. Loved the rest of the series, was so disappointed in the ending.
Kristin
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Pamela Murrey
Incredible

How can I describe the inspiration this book has given to me? It is rare to find a book that I can envision myself living, especially since my life is very different from the lives of the characters of this book. But this whole series has been presented so realistically that I felt like I was there. I laughed and caught(or held) my breath, I cried and I prayed because of this book. I truly believe that God used this authors' words to talk to me. All through a fiction story...with no no
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Jenn Misera
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Loraine
SUMMARY: In the final book of the Restoration Series by bestselling author Terri Blackstock, the end of a global electrical blackout signals the beginning of the Branning family’s ultimate test. Murder and affairs of the heart form the backdrop for a family sifting through the lessons they have learned—and how well they have truly learned them.

REVIEW: This final book in the Restoration series is riveting from beginning to end. It also closes out the series on a sad note. The Branning family is o
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Alexxus
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Joanne
Last book of the Restoration series

While I didn't read the other books in the series, I read another book by Terri Blackstock that I enjoyed.

Blackstock is a Christian writer and this book definitely put prayer and scripture in a prominent position. The Pulses have caused families to live like Colonial days without electricity, gadgets, indoor plumbing, home grown food that needs to get creative and bikes as the most common form of transportation. The Branning's youngest daughter Beth witnesses
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Debi
Wow! What an incredible book and a great ending to the Restoration series. Blackstock does well in taking the characters through a horrible crisis in a realistic way - not just a cliche, everything will be honky-dorey. I can't say a lot about this book without giving too much away. The Pulses that have caused all technology to fail have finally ended and the government is working on bringing electricity and thus running water and phones back into service again. As the end of the ordeal nears, th ...more
Kimberly
Book 4 in the Restoration series.
There is a lot going on in the last book of this series. The pulses have finally come to an end. Craig is back in town working on restoring the electricity and winning Deni back. She is caught in the middle and has to decide who she wants to marry; Craig or Mark. Both men love her, but both will offer her totally different lives. Meanwhile, Beth witnesses a murder and keeps it to herself to protect the safety of her family. This causes a huge mystery throughout t
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Ebookwormy
I can understand why this book only has about 1/2 the number of ratings/ reviews as Book 1 in this series. And it's too bad, because this book is a world apart from the previous 3, a world to the better.

Without giving away the plot, the author finally brings her beloved family to the point of true loss, brokenness and pain that the circumstances she creates in Book 1 would have brought to them long ago. The writing is still spotty. But the author vividly portrays the human struggle, and the hope
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Mark Baker
As the pulses finally draw to a close, 13 year old Beth Branning witnesses a murder. If she keeps quiet, will she be safe? This is the fourth book in a series I have enjoyed, but this one tried to cram too much into the pages. As a result, it wasn't as good as it should have been.

Read my full review at Carstairs Considers.
J
The end of the series. I did like the authors portrayal of events from a Christian point of view. As a Christian I could appreciate the questions the character's had and how they sought answers. I also appreciated the answers I have found in the Gospel of Jesus Christ as taught by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, and how they are fuller, and more complete to me.

just one example: They family read in the scriptures of the Elders coming to pray for and anoint the sick, but they didn
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Melissa W
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Kyra McNulty
Awesome book!!!

Almost my favorite series!!! Love how the characters are explained and portrayed in the book!!! I think they s :/ would make a movie. If you think so too, say so!!! For anyone who is reading this before reading the book, you're going to love it!! Don't wait any longer, buy it now!!! :) <3
Danielle
Such a good series-a cross between Alas, Babylon and Left Behind. I was afraid that it would become preachy or insipid, but it did not. I really felt that these were people, not characters and the message did not escape me: all the material objects of the world cannot equal one day of God's love.
Melissa
I was riveted, as usual. This story revolves around Beth, the younger girl in the Branning family. She witnesses something horrible, and is in danger of her life. Meanwhile, the pulses are getting weaker and everyone is hoping the electricity will come back on soon. And Mark Green faces a rival in Deni's ex-fiance, Craig. There are some tense and emotional moments in this book. The things I didn't like are that there were two or so questionable uses of the Lord's name and one "what the d____". A ...more
Cheryl
Wonderful read

The whole series was a joy to read. My heart cried, rejoiced, amazed at what these folks went through. Thought provoking in its plot, it left you wondering to the end what would be the final outcome.
Jan
This is more of a review of the Restoration series which was 4 books, unfortunately, because it wasn't labelled well, I listened to Book 2 and Book 4. The series is fairly typical of religious writing, but this series has a love story, survival issues with the pulses taking away all the modern conveniences and electrical and technical and going back to basics. Some intrigue and violence, enough to keep you going with the series, I will buy the whole series in books for our church library...
Pattie
This was undoubtedly the best Christian series I have ever read - and I've read tons of them over the years. If this one doesn't make you stop and think about what's really important in your life, nothing will.
Jerry Blackerby
Book 4 of the Restoration Series. Another great book by the author. I have read many books by Terri Blackstock and enjoyed all of them.
Eliza_marie
I enjoyed this series very much. It's been several years since I read it, so my recollection is a little fuzzy, but I enjoyed the look at a different life and the challenges faced. The community growth was a joy to follow and the ending was very satisfying.
Coralie
I was entirely too sad to see this series come to an end. I wanted it to last forever and ever more. I would have been just fine to see the pulses as a permanent thing, but alas, that was not the plan. This book is definitely heartbreaking. I hope not to give too much away, but I felt so deeply for Beth as she cowered in fear for the first half of the book. No one should have to live with the thoughts that that poor child did. She's a beautiful character and I have nothing but love and respect f ...more
Gail
This is the fourth book in the Restoration series...Last Light, Night Light and True Light are the first three. It is an excellent series and I loved reading them! There is a global catastrophe and all technology has failed; no electricity, water, phones or cars. The Branning family must learn a new way to live in this test of faith. Darkness brings out the worst in some people so there are murders, thefts, & mysteries thoughout. The first book grabbed me from the beginning and I had a hard ...more
Kylie Palacios
Quite the conclusion to the series. Amazing! Blackstock knows how to keep you guessing until the very end.
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Terri Blackstock is a New York Times best-seller, with over six million copies sold worldwide. She is the winner of two Carol Awards, a Christian Retailers Choice Award, and a Romantic Times Book Reviews Career Achievement Award, among others. She has had over twenty-five years of success as a novelist.

Terri spent the first twelve years of her life traveling in a U.S. Air Force family. She lived
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Other Books in the Series

Restoration (4 books)
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  • True Light (Restoration, #3)
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