Red Pen Redemption

Red Pen Redemption

by Lori Stanley Roeleveld


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ISBN-13: 9781942513711
Publisher: Elk Lake Publishing
Publication date: 11/21/2015
Pages: 176
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.38(d)

About the Author

Lori Stanley Roeleveld is a disturber of hobbits who enjoys making comfortable Christians late for dinner. She's authored an unsettling blog since 2009; a pursuit that eventually resulted in her first book, Running from a Crazy Man (and other adventures traveling with Jesus). Though she has degrees in Psychology and Biblical Studies, Lori learned the most important things from studying her Bible in life's trenches. You'll find her at her website If not, know she's off somewhere slaying dragons. Not available for children's parties.

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Red Pen Redemption 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
LanguageTCH More than 1 year ago
Red Pen Redemption by Lori Stanley Roeleveld is a captivating story set on Christmas Eve. Lifelong journalist, Helen Bancroft, endeavors to leave her autobiography for her family, especially for her grandson. Independent and self-made, she has no need for a belief in a Savior, unlike the rest of her family. Even her late husband at the last of his life began a relationship with Jesus. On Christmas Eve the rest of her family attend church services, but Helen opts to remain home alone to reflect upon what she has written and her good life. During this self-imposed quiet time, Helen receives a mysterious gift at her door and embarks on an examination of her life, focusing on proving to God her good acts in life and the utter senselessness of a need of salvation. With the assistance of her autobiography, a Bible that mysteriously lights up key verses, scenes of her life displayed on her grandson’s computer, and a special red pen for editing parts of her story that do not measure up to God’s standards, Helen sets out to challenge God , to show Him that she is good enough for Heaven. What ensues is a very engaging, enlightening story that captures the reader’s interest and teaches a pertinent truth for all mankind. Not just a Christmas story, but a story for all time. I received this wonderful book through TBCN in exchange for an honest review. It is one that I want to reread at Christmas time and revisit several times. I highly recommend this book.
Robbi44 More than 1 year ago
This modern day Christmas story is in essence Helen (Nellie) Bancroft’s autobiography told with fantastically creative flavoring as in Dicken’s A Christmas Carol. The author ingeniously made use of today’s technological world to show Nellie her life and her sin as they flashed on the screen while she went through each page of her own story. As a reader, I felt as though I were sitting spellbound in the room with her, listening to her battle with God and the reality of Jesus Christ as her Savior. Nellie was the matriarch of the family and lived her life without believing in God even though several family members were believers. She was a strong willed woman and made life difficult for them. Mrs. Roeleveld’s ability to stir so many emotions in the reader through these characters proved her insight into the minds and hearts of mankind. It is a book that keeps the reader completely engaged.
grammy57 More than 1 year ago
This was an easy read. Well written with good editing. It was written in the first person. The main character was very well developed. You got to know her well. The other characters were nicely developed as well, but I did not connect with them as much, except for one grandson. The story is a take on Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol. While I don't agree with some of what is written, the story over all is good. I was given this book in exchange for my honest opinion/review from