Out Of A Dream

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Michelle Baron should be reveling in her new life in Sandy Cove, Oregon. From the outside, it all looks idyllic. A newlywed settling into a quaint coastal town, her husband establishing himself as a junior partner in a law firm-what more could she want?
But a series of disturbing nightmares haunts Michelle. Her quest to understand these dreams leads her to the New World bookstore, where she begins a spiritual journey that will challenge her Christian heritage as well as her ...

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Overview

Michelle Baron should be reveling in her new life in Sandy Cove, Oregon. From the outside, it all looks idyllic. A newlywed settling into a quaint coastal town, her husband establishing himself as a junior partner in a law firm-what more could she want?
But a series of disturbing nightmares haunts Michelle. Her quest to understand these dreams leads her to the New World bookstore, where she begins a spiritual journey that will challenge her Christian heritage as well as her marriage.

"This engaging novel quickly introduces you to characters that parallel people in our own lives. Shaped by traits that enhance the plausibility of the plot, you could swear that you've met them all before. Out of a Dream resonates with the theme of how people often go looking for love in all the wrong places when seeking spirituality. The beauty here is that although some explore false approaches to knowing God, there is hope for everyone who diligently seeks the truth."

-Irene Dunlap, co-author of Chicken Soup for the Kid's Soul, Chicken Soup for the Preteen Soul, and Chicken Soup for the Soul: Christmas Treasure for Kids

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781449719234
  • Publisher: Nelson, Thomas, Inc.
  • Publication date: 7/5/2011
  • Pages: 332
  • Sales rank: 1,021,972
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.74 (d)

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  • Posted March 13, 2015

    Watch out!

    Dreams tell us so many things. We need to pray and ask for guidance from God, not others. There were so many things going on and we need to remember where to turn to for help. Your faith is tested every day especially by those who don't believe or make up their religion to suit their needs. But commandments were made for a reason and we don't make them to suit ourselves or our situation. I must tell you what my grandmother always told me, "never invite someone/trouble into your home unless you are ready to deal with them."

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 24, 2015

    I really loved this book, but am also sad that i can't get the r

    I really loved this book, but am also sad that i can't get the rest of the series on Nook.  I no longer read paper.  
    Come on Barnes and Noble - please help

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 8, 2015

    216 pages

    This is a Christian book. It is combined with new age religion and concepts, crystals, tarot cards, dream interpertation etc. There is a suicide attempt, but other than that, this 216 page book is non violent and there are no other strictly adult themes. There are a few editing errors, but nothing major, mostly letters left off at the end of words. I found this book slow going. There is a lot Christianity. Which I usually like, but this author got carried away.i subtracted a star because this book is a cliff hanger, and I subtracted another one for the extreme amount of religion, editing and slow pace.

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    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 20, 2015

    Can't wait to read the other two books in the series!

    Great Book - unexpected twists and turns!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 1, 2014

    This book started slow for me but about quarter of the way in it

    This book started slow for me but about quarter of the way in it, I was hooked. It’s a interesting story about
     Michelle who is a new bride far away from her family and who by all means should have the perfect life. But
    she is unsettled and when finds a store with books on new age she explores other options. She also meet a
     man, Trevor, how shows her attend when she isn’t getting much from her husband who is working hard in his
     new job.

    The book goes through many different emotions, religions, new age thoughts and the family dynamics.
     It follows Michelle’s family, from her husband, to her parents and grandparents and different issues they are
     facing in life. The author does a good job of developing the characters as well as balancing the story with the
     Christian theme any many questions people may have during time of felling lost and losing their faith or
     questioning it. I recommend reading this since so many people probably are like Michelle going to life but not
     filling complete in some way.

    I received this book for an honest review and I look forward to following the remainder of the series. 

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 16, 2014

    Out of a Dream by Rosemary Hines is an expertly written novel sh

    Out of a Dream by Rosemary Hines is an expertly written novel showing how our loving God woos and receives us, reaching through the enticing temptations of the present age and the lonely seeking of our hearts. The prose is excellent, showing this reader the ease with which those who are seeking can be taken captive by the false gods of this age.
    Shortly after their wedding, newlyweds Steve and Michelle move from southern California to Oregon as Steve joins the law firm of a family member in a position that would be the envy of most recent law school grads. Michelle, far from her mother and her friends, seeks to make new friends and fill her time through the long hours that a junior partner works.
    Michelle’s father, John, is embroiled in a stressful lawsuit that could potentially cause he and Michelle’s mother, Sheila, everything. John was a self-proclaimed, self-made man. Sheila was raised by godly parents, Phil and Joan, who followed the Holy Spirit’s strong leading to pray – especially for Michelle and John. Sheila was troubled about many things, including John’s struggles at work, missing her daughter Michelle, and concern for what she found her daughter reading when she visited.
    It was a series of nightmares that led Michelle from yoga to a tarot card reading and the New Age bookstore. Her nightmare, however, without the Lord’s intervention, could only just be starting. Rosemary writes succinctly, without making excuses for or judging, the choices Michelle follows through the lures of the “New Age”, the same type of idolatry and cult practices that existed in Old Testament days repackaged with a “new”, special, intellectual sound. As the serpent in the Garden of Eden tempted Eve with being like God, and missing out on something important, so our friends and others involved in the “New Age” tempt Michelle as she sought personal enlightenment and pursued the universal consciousness, packaged attractively in yoga, seeking the meaning of troubling dreams, and a good-looking instructor who paid undue attention to Michelle in spite of her wedding ring.
    As this family is plunged into huge crises, the Lord is still working – just as He is working in our crises. Will those He is leading follow in a timely way as lives – both temporal and eternal – are on the line? This reader is looking forward to the 2nd and 3rd books in the Sandy Cove Series, and who wants to take the lessons of the book to heart.
    Out of a Dream demonstrates could happen when parents do not lead their children into faith in Christ. It also shows that we ought also listen to the leading of the Holy Spirit in those times that He alerts us to pray for others – that those prayers are heard and answered in God’s time.
    This book leads this reader to look forward to the 2nd and 3rd books in the Sandy Cove series, and see lessons and reminders as the Lord’s love and faithfulness leads this family. You will not be disappointed in Out of a Dream. The situations are true-to-life, many as seen by the author, and lead us into following Jesus in a new and exciting way. An ebook copy was provided by the author for my fair and honest review; the opinions contained are my own.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 21, 2014

    This book is a great read for people of all walks of life. I lov

    This book is a great read for people of all walks of life. I loved the message of God hope and love, but I believe there is also a valuable message in this novel for people who are still seeking answers and not ready to accept God's gift. This book deals with the difficult issue of the occult and all the fascination that lures the lost into its dark world. Rosemary handled it brilliantly while weaving a book of characters that are unforgettable. I look forward to reading book 2!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 3, 2014

    Although I remember the days that I traveled the road that Miche

    Although I remember the days that I traveled the road that Michelle traveled, it was a bittersweet trip down memory lane.  When God is calling you to Him, His voice is clear.  This story was well-developed and kept you reading to see where this was going and how each person would fare with their current beliefs and how the events would affect those beliefs.  Would the path for Michelle take her away from her husband?  Would she see through Trevor and his using her new age beliefs to seduce her for his own pleasure?  Would John find the God of his in-laws to be a comfort when his own strength was not enough to get him through his crisis?  Read this book and see for yourself.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 31, 2014

    This was a book that left me unsettled for much of the journey.

    This was a book that left me unsettled for much of the journey. Michelle and her husband Steve have resettled to Oregon from Southern California for his work. She hasn’t met a lot of people, but has made a friend in Michelle, who attends a yoga class with her. The class and the teacher lead to their, but especially Michelle’s growing exploration of new age philosophies. The teacher directs her to a new age book store when she learns of some dreams, there they sign up for a class on another new age type philosophy. The book store owner is kind to her and the teacher of the class they sign up for is charismatic and drawn to Michelle. It is in the midst of this that Steve meets up with someone he knew in high school and ends up becoming a Christian. It is important to know that Michelle’s grandparents, who are very special to her, are devoted Christians, but away from them, her parents didn’t bring her up in the church. Circumstances bring Michelle, Steve, her grandparents, mom and brother together and she must consider which is true, the new age philosophies she has been studying or the faith of her grandparents and husband. It takes quite a while to get to this point and I struggled with all that she was studying and the pull of the teacher. While I am glad I finished the book and am seriously considering getting it’s sequel I’m not sure I would have stuck with the book to get to that point if I wasn’t reading it to review. I guess what I would say is, if you are struggling with the beginning of the book, don’t give up, it is worth finishing

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 30, 2013

    What a great read! I felt such a connection with the characters

    What a great read! I felt such a connection with the characters and really enjoyed the story. The message of hope and the meaning of life was skillfully laced throughout the story. The end is somewhat of a cliff-hanger, so be prepared to want to pick up the second book of the series, Through the Tears, right away! Loved every second of the book and highly recommend it for anyone looking for a great Christian-fiction read! Through the Tears was just as wonderful as Out of a Dream. I can't wait to start reading the third one now (Into Magnolia)!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 26, 2013

    Out of a Dream is a really good book and most definitely worth t

    Out of a Dream is a really good book and most definitely worth the read!!! Mrs. Hines writes a story that sheds light on the New Age movement and how it can easily seem appealing to those outside of the Christian faith who are searching. I don't want to give anything away, but I do want to say that she speaks truth and shares the Gospel so beautifully. At times, you may want to go into the book and slap some sense into a character or two, yet, you can also relate to some of what they are going through! Great job on a great book, Mrs. Hines!!! I am super excited and can't wait to get the other two books in this series!!! Once you read this book, you'll definitely be hooked!!!




    Yes, I received this book for free from the author in exchange for an honest review. That being said, I was NOT required to write or post a positive review. All opinions that I have written, spoken, typed, or expressed are ALL my own. Thank you :)

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 20, 2011

    Loved this book!

    This book reads like a true-to-life novel. The author does a wonderful
    job of creating a character that is both believable and personable. I found it refreshing to read a Christian novel that isn't sugar coated. The author takes you from the character's moment in life before she received her salvation, and walks you through her struggles as she searches for answers in wrong places. I especially appreciate the strong Christian message that is woven into the story line of Out of a Dream.
    - J. COWELL.,
    Homeschool Educator

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 10, 2015

    Great read, it was hard to put the book down

    Great read, it was hard to put the book down

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 1, 2015

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    I try to finish a book i have started. But this one didn't gdt better.

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  • Posted October 1, 2013

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    Reviewed by Joy Hannabass for Readers' Favorite Michelle Baron

    Reviewed by Joy Hannabass for Readers' Favorite

    Michelle Baron followed her new husband to a new life in Sandy Cove, Oregon because of Steve’s new job as junior partner in a law firm. Being newly married, her husband having a new job, and college classes for Michelle in order to follow her dream to be a teacher, what more could one ask for? But Michelle starts having disturbing nightmares, which lead her to friends that are heavily into the occult and New Age mysticism to try to find the meaning of her dreams. But when a tragedy strikes her family, Michelle starts questioning what she really believes. Will Michelle find comfort from the Bible her grandfather so loves, or will she stay on her journey with the New Age friends? And what does Michelle’s new husband think all of these issues?

    This is a really good read. Through Michelle’s character, Rosemary Hines takes readers on a very detailed journey into New Age beliefs. For me, reading about these beliefs was a little weird, but I understand that the author goes into such detail in order to show how disturbed Michelle was and how deep she was getting into the occult. Michelle’s grandfather is so precious and very wise. I just love him and loved all of the sound wisdom he gave everyone, and especially Michelle. I appreciate Ms. Hines writing about the issues with the occult, because it gave me insight on what they believe, as well as wisdom on how to answer any questions that come my way about the New Age system. 

    This book is very well written, and so very intriguing that I couldn’t put my Kindle down until I finished reading. I read Out of a Dream in one day! I want to encourage everyone to read this awesome book. I think you will appreciate Rosemary Hines' writing. And don’t forget to pick up books two and three in this series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 14, 2013

    Wonderful, enjoyable book

    I kept wanting to read on and wanting more. I could relate to the characters and wanting the best for them.

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  • Posted June 27, 2013

    Out of a Dream grabbed my attention in the first pages. I thou

    Out of a Dream grabbed my attention in the first pages. I thought it was excellently written, captivating the audience as you read your way through Michelle’s spiritual journey. Rosemary Hines has a way of making her characters real to you. I found myself wishing I could sit down and have a heart to heart conversation with Michelle, at times forgetting she was a fictional character.
    Michelle very innocently begins a quest to make some new friends after relocating with her husband to Oregon. A local yoga class seems to be just the answer when Monica befriends her. Relaxation and friendships soon lead Michelle deeper into New Age practices. Searching for an answer to her horrifying dreams, Michelle finds herself looking for answers in all the wrong places. Can a husband on a spiritual journey of his own, praying grandparents, and a crisis in her family bring Michelle back to a place of contentment? Or will tarots, dreams, interpretations, and meditations lead her farther into a New Age lifestyle?
    Emotion, romance, suspense and solid biblical principles all molded together to keep me turning the pages to the end. I can’t wait to read Through the Tears and Into Magnolia!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 18, 2013

    I read Out of a dream over the course of a weekend. It was a ver

    I read Out of a dream over the course of a weekend. It was a very good book, and I had a hard time putting the book down.
    I would tell myself I was just going to read one more chapter and put the book aside and read more later but inevitably I would read more. I found myself wishing I could chat with Michelle, how she was seeking answers in wrong places. and being deceived.
    I like how the book ended I look forward to reading more by this author.

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  • Posted June 12, 2013

    Out of a Dream by Rosemary Wesley Hines Michelle newly wed, move

    Out of a Dream by Rosemary Wesley Hines
    Michelle newly wed, moves to Sandy Cove, Oregon from California, far from home and friends to embrace a new life with her husband. She finds herself with too much time on her hands and no close friends. Her husband Steve works as a junior partner in a law firm and Michelle is often left alone with her cat Max. She joins a yoga class and makes a few friends. Michelle’s life takes her on a spiritual journey that has her on the wrong track. She is exploring New Age religion. Somehow she gets involved with her teacher Trevor, who would like to be more than just the teacher. Follow Michelle as she goes on her spiritual journey, will she find the truth? This book is sure to take you on a ride through truth seeking, romance, a little mystery and tragedy. The author Rosemary Wesley Hines explores the truths of false religions in an easy to understand manner. She also shows that Christ is the one true God. This book touches on some hard subjects such as the Biblical truths and real temptations we as Christians face daily. She also gave realistic views from the secular world and how easy we believe the lies and deception of false teachings. I suffered guilt reading about the New Age practices but realized the importance of it at the end.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 10, 2013

    In the First of the Sandy Cove series you meet Michelle and are

    In the First of the Sandy Cove series you meet Michelle and are instantly interested in her life as a newly wed, but as the book continues your enveloped in her life and feeling what she feels. When i wasn't reading i was wondering what was going to happen next and what choices she was going to make. Needless to say i was hooked on this series and now i recommend them to my fellow fiction lovers.

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