The Guardian

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Overview

Plunge into the world of seen and unseen forces in The Guardian. Anna Riley has just come into possession of a two-thousand-year old scroll that God gave to John the Disciple. Her mission—to guard the scroll and unlock its secret. Jason Lang, her protector, has his work cut out for him as they begin their journey around the world, facing corruption and dodging bullets—all the while trying to keep his attraction to Anna at bay. Will he succeed in defending the woman he’s vowed to protect? Will Anna, forced to ...

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Overview

Plunge into the world of seen and unseen forces in The Guardian. Anna Riley has just come into possession of a two-thousand-year old scroll that God gave to John the Disciple. Her mission—to guard the scroll and unlock its secret. Jason Lang, her protector, has his work cut out for him as they begin their journey around the world, facing corruption and dodging bullets—all the while trying to keep his attraction to Anna at bay. Will he succeed in defending the woman he’s vowed to protect? Will Anna, forced to trust other people to stay alive, fulfill the challenge that she’s accepted?

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"I haven't read a book front to back in a long time but The Guardian was one that I just couldn't put down! I knew Robbie Cheuvront was a very creative person from writing songs with him over the years. But as a Novelist, Robbie has, without a doubt, taken his craft to a whole new level!" - Richie McDonald, Former Lead Singer of BNA recording artists LoneStar, writer of multiple BillBoard  #1 songs, and CMA and ACM award winner.

"Having been privileged to work with Robbie co-writing songs and recording in the studio,

I'm certain anything with his name on it deserves a closer look--he is the definition of multitalented."  -Chris Waters, Grammy Award winning writer of multiple BillBoard #1 songs,  and also an award winning columnist and critic (Graduate of the Culinary Institute of America) for a food magazine in the San Antonio area.

Books and Such - Donna Safford

This book was "unputdownable" for me! From the moment I started reading, I was on the journey with Anna. I felt her successes and her losses. The story is well written and the characters seem real. The Epilogue was a thrilling point of expectation and promise for me! I recommend this to all readers. Groups will find discussion questions at the end with many other points of discussion throughout the book.
CBA Retailers - Elaine Raxon

Hairbreadth escapes, the deceptions of power-hungry church leaders, murders, even entry into the ancient holy of holies make for a riveting tale. Recommend to those who enjoy action-packed Christian fiction.
Church Libraries - JS

The main characters are so lifelike the reader cheers them on during every step of the quest. The dialogue is natural; the settings are vivid; and, by the story's end, there is a good Christian lesson to be learned. I highly recommend this book for fans of adventure stories.
Books and Such

This book was "unputdownable" for me! From the moment I started reading, I was on the journey with Anna. I felt her successes and her losses. The story is well written and the characters seem real. The Epilogue was a thrilling point of expectation and promise for me! I recommend this to all readers. Groups will find discussion questions at the end with many other points of discussion throughout the book.

— Donna Safford

Waking at Dawn

The first thing I was reminded of when I sat down to read this was that the book was remniscent of The Da Vinci Code and Angels and Demons with a little more reflection on faith and God. I loved how it incorporated all of the historical and biblical factors with a little bit of suspense and chase! I was able to learn something new about the bible and get completely engrossed in the story. It was fast paced and very easy to read. I thought it was beautifully written. The balance between description and action was key. I didn''t feel like I wanted to skip ahead because of a lot of boring details. I read every word and couldn''t put it down because I had to see what was going to happen next.

Overall, it was a great story that had me smiling (with goosebumps) at the end. I was able to fall in love with Anna and Jason as well as the security team. (Without major spoilers, I was a little sad at some of the events-because I was so invested in the characters, I didn''t want to see anything bad happen to them) The character development was top notch as well as the story. In reading it, I began questioning my own faith. What would I have done in Anna''s situation? Would I have been too afraid to trust?

I also liked how the author didn''t really talk about what happened to the "Pope"...he left it to interpretation. Usually, that sort of thing would annoy me, but in this case, I think it was beautifully done and everyone kind of figures out what happens. This would definitely be a novel I would recommend to my friends and family.

— Katie Nichols

For the Love of Books

This book is AWESOME. Our authors got me hooked right from the start. The story is a wonderful, exciting, and suspenseful tale of solving a 2,000 year old riddle while many evil forces are in place to stop it from happening. The characters are very transparent and so willing to take up this cause without a second thought. We meet so many different people with different motives. Much research went into many different, foreign places that 2,000 years ago were sites in the bible. I truly enjoyed this book and found myself unable to put it down until the end. I look forward to more books by these 2 authors. I highly recommend this book for people who enjoy suspense and thriller stories that are part of Christian fiction. 5 Stars!!!

— Beth Milinski

CBA Retailers

Hairbreadth escapes, the deceptions of power-hungry church leaders, murders, even entry into the ancient holy of holies make for a riveting tale. Recommend to those who enjoy action-packed Christian fiction.

— Elaine Raxon

Church Libraries

The main characters are so lifelike the reader cheers them on during every step of the quest. The dialogue is natural; the settings are vivid; and, by the story's end, there is a good Christian lesson to be learned. I highly recommend this book for fans of adventure stories.

— JS

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781616262785
  • Publisher: Barbour Publishing, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/1/2011
  • Pages: 456
  • Sales rank: 1,392,563
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Robbie Cheuvront the a worship pastor of Northpoint Church in Corona, California, and cofounder of C&R Ministries with Erik Reed. He is also a songwriter and formerly toured with BNA recording artists Lonestar. Robbie is married to Tiffany and has two children, Cason and Hadyn, and is currently pursuing a theology degree.

Erik is the lead pastor and an elder of The Journey Church in Lebanon, Tennessee. He graduate from Western Kentucky University with a B.A. in Religious Studies. He also graduated with his MDiv from Southern Seminary. Erik is married to Katrina, with two children, Kaleb and Kaleigh.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 11, 2012

    Page turner

    I don't remember the last time I couldn't put a book down. It would be an awesome movie! And clean on top of it. Well done guys!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 9, 2011

    Almost Hits the Mark

    I enjoyed this story because it concerns an event in the Bible, specifically in the book of Revelation that most people probably just skip right over and keep reading (kind of like the Prayer of Jabez). I like stories that delve into those little-realized mysteries and give them the exploration that they deserve.

    I feel that the authors could have gone a bit deeper into the characters and into Anna's slowly growing faith. Their motivations are genuine and not exaggerated as some over-done stories play out, but I came away feeling as if I wanted more. I never felt as if Anna fully grasped the importance of the mission she's been given, although she never wavers in her determination to see it through. Jason's motivations are clear, as are the supporting characters, but Anna is the protagonist of this tale. Her motivations and development of her faith need to be clearest, and to me, that goal wasn't quite achieved.

    This is a very good story and I would recommend it to Christian book study groups (there are even helpful discussion questions at the end).

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 3, 2013

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    I won this on Goodreads. This book hooked me going into the stor

    I won this on Goodreads. This book hooked me going into the story line and refused to let me go until the very last page was read. Full of mystery, intrigue, and characters that seem real, it's one adventure I won't forget. It starts off about a scroll that was given to John the Baptist from God and he's entrusted to take care of it and pass it down thru the generations until the return of Christ. Fast-forward to today where you meet Anna Riley, direct descendant of John the Baptist, who soon finds herself in charge of protecting the scroll and trying to unlock its secrets. Throw in a corrupt Cardinal from the Vatican, hired assassins, a Baptist Missionary teaching French to school children, a team of members to protect the Guardian of the Scroll, the Guardian herself (Anna), and yes, even Satan himself, and one is in for a thrilling ride.

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  • Posted October 4, 2011

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    Books to the Sky Reviews: Fast paced read!

    This book reminded me strongly of The DaVinci Code, except I actually enjoyed this book. A lot.

    I loved the "historical" aspect of this entire story. John the Disciple is given a scroll (rather, he pukes it up) from God and has to protect it. It thus passes down John the Disciple's descendants and they spend their lives guarding the scroll.

    Anna is next in line to protect the scroll (although she doesn't know it at first). She finds out a lot about the reality of her world as she delves deeper into the role of protecting the scroll.

    The story was chock full of action and I found myself becoming anxious while reading it because I was afraid for the characters. A few parts of the story I had to keep my mouth shut because I wanted to yell, "Don't you know they're coming!? RUN!"

    But I figured that probably would sound weird because I read this on an airplane.

    The only part of the story I didn't care for was the parts where it got preachy about being saved. However, I feel this is due in fact because I am not religious whatsoever. However, those parts were part of the author's story and it did make sense to have it in there. I just felt like the preachiness was a bit long.

    That said, I would DEFINITELY recommend this book!

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  • Posted September 3, 2011

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    Action-packed thriller! Will you guard a 2000 year old secret that could cost you your life?

    THE GUARDIAN By Robbie Cheuvront with Erik Reed When the Apostle John received the Revelation from God 2,000 years ago he also received a scroll that he and his descendants have been guarding ever since. It is into this world that Anna Riley, the newest Guardian and Jason Lang, her protector have been drawn. It is a world of treachery and danger that could cost them their very lives and the lives of those closest to them. But to secure the scroll and the secret it hides they must first discover the clues and riddles left for them by Anna's grandfather. In a race against time and the human disciples of Lucifer they must cross oceans and continents to prevent Lucifer from gaining control of the Papal seat of power. But the journey Anna is on is also a journey of the soul. What does she believe in and where does she place her faith? Who is Anna Riley? As Jason and others aid her in her quest they also open her eyes to the plan and purpose God has for each of us. We must all play our part in His plan. It is only when we put our total trust and faith in Him and die to the world that we realize our full potential. Over the centuries many have attempted to steal the scroll in their quest for power and dominion, but Anna and Jason discover the truth. The scroll has no power in and of itself. The true power lies in the words, the truth given by Jesus to the Apostle John. "To him that has ears, let him hear" Anna and Jason's quest leads them back to the beginning. Before sin began there was God's perfect created world and it is to this place that the truth of the scroll takes them. Can they reach their final destination before it is too late? The Guardian is an exciting page turner with a valuable lesson in faith. Where will your faith take you in your life journey? At the end of the book are discussion questions to help you examine your own life. Publisher provided Advanced Digital copy for review purposes.

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  • Posted August 16, 2011

    Action packed adventure

    It was a roller coaster of a book. Going from one country to another being chased by bad guys. It even got me crying in a couple of places.
    It starts with John in Patmos Island Prison 60 years after the Crucifixion. When he got a scroll with a revelation on it that he had to hide from the world.
    Then it goes New Orleans present day mardi gras Anna is with friends but she doesn't want to drink to excess like her friends so she is going to walk by herself to hotel. She sees a boy in ally and he calls her by name and tell her to go home now. Where she needs to talk to her grandfather who is in hospital. She knows her grandparents have been dead for years. But her father had lied to her.
    When she gets to the hospital her grandfather had just died Father Vincent is their he is making plans to ship her grandfather to rome.
    He convinces her to accept a ride home in a private plane that is hers now. He tells her that her grandfather has had a duty to protect the scroll and solve it. That she is direct decented from John for 2000 years her family has protected its where abouts. That only 4 people know where and what she will be doing and one of them is the Pope.
    Anna has a hard time believing him but she had met the boy who knew so much about her. She wants to talk to her parents and see why they have lied to her for all these years. While talking to her parents she makes up her mind to find the scroll and finsh her grandfathers work.
    Turns out she is now rich and she is led on to many different countries to find the scroll and the key to unlock it.
    Thier is a group with Satan at lead that wants the scroll for the power it will give them. One is a Cardinall who is over another group of ones who dont observe thier beliefs and want power. They even go so far as plan to murder the Pope and put one of their own in charge.
    Anna has 3 people with her plane at all times that she can trust if she justs see one or two she not get on. She is also given 4 passports with different names on them to help keep her safe.
    Thier are murders following where ever she goes trying to get the scroll everyone around her is at great risk but they know Its for a rightous cause.
    Jason becomes her Protector who is supposed to keep her safe and help her find the answers she needs.
    The angel Micheal even makes appearance to them.
    It is well written plot with a different ending.
    Did not want to put the book down till I had finshed reading it. I was given this ebook in exchange for honest review. Highly recommend if you want action.

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  • Posted July 8, 2011

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    Searching for Biblical treasures may just cost them their lives?

    We all know about profound artifacts that humans have possessed at some point in the Bible. There has been the Ten Commandments given to Moses by God, the staff of Moses which allowed him to part the waters of the Red Sea and of course the famous Ark of the Covenant which was kept in the Holy of Holies where it is said the Mercy Seat of God dwelt. The most amazing thing is that none of them have ever been recovered.

    Now one more piece of the Bible archive is about to be searched for, the scroll of John, the disciple of Jesus who wrote the book of Revelation. For centuries, descendants of John have been entrusted to care and keep the scroll from the enemies of God that would seek to recover it and rule over the world. Now the only person left as Anna Riley, who has recently discovered by an encounter with an angel what her mission is in helping to locate the missing scroll.

    Armed with a team of people who have sworn to protect her at the cost of their own lives, she alone with one God has appointed as her Guardian, Jason Lang, will now use what they have at their disposal to find the scroll and guard it with their lives. Along the way, they will have angelic help to keep the armies of Satan from finding it first.

    In the novel, The Guardian by Robbie Cheuvront and Erik Reed, we are taken on a journey like Indiana Jones, and recovering the mysteries of the book of Revelation to locate the lost scroll of John. The only thing these two people will have on their side is their faith in God alone which will guide them through the darkness as well as protect them from the enemies of the underworld.

    I received this book compliments Barbour Publishing and NetGalley for my honest review. I loved it. You get to see a battle on two fronts between good versus evil in both the seen and unseen realms. This is believable and have often wondered about some interesting questions that the book brings up and makes me wonder if it does really all exist just outside of where we have been searching. Great faith builder and asks the question just how far are you willing to go for your faith in Christ? I highly give this book a 5 out of 5 stars for exceptional historical fiction with a biblical twist.

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  • Posted June 15, 2011

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    Faith, Mercy, Promise

    Anna Riley is a young woman celebrating Mardi Gras when her life suddenly changes. A little boy meets her on her way back to the hotel and gives her information that makes her fly immediately to Pittsburgh. From that moment on, Anna's life moves quickly as she becomes the Guardian of the scroll God gave to John on Patmos. She needs to find the scroll and decifer it, finishing the work of her grandfather. With the help of Father Vin, Jason Lang, Nick, Hale, and Marie, Anna jets around the world in search of the scroll. But, as usual, there is a team of evil doers anxious to thwart her attempts. Who is the little boy Anna met and what role does he play in the story? Will Cardinals Wickham and McCoy find a way to gain the power in Rome? Will Anna and Jason find the way to make it through the losses that come through their search? Are you on the winning side of this battle? This information and much more is held within the pages of this fast-paced, well-written novel! This book was "unputdownable" for me! From the moment I started reading, I was on the journey with Anna. I felt her successes and her losses. The story is well written and the characters seem real. The Epilogue was a thrilling point of expectation and promise for me! I recommend this to all readers. Groups will find discussion questions at the end with many other points of discussion throughout the book. Thank you to Net Galley for the copy I read on my Nook. This is a book I will buy and give as gifts.

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