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Online Status: Last On: Jan 2, 2014 - 10:20 AM
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Member Since: April 21, 2010
Location: Cochrane, AB
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Website: www.shootthewounded.org
Genre: Young Adult
Primary Publishers: Word Alive Press
Influences:
Shoot the Wounded is my first published book. Books like this are not written by chance; the words only flow freely when they are inspired. This book for me was first and foremost written as an act of Worship to my
Lord. If any accolades come in the writing of this story, all praise will be His, all Glory will rightly go to Him. That He will allow me to share some small part in this, I am truly humbled.
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General Interests
What could be more fun?. I am doing what I love. I'm writing novels and blogging and I get to network with some fabulous people who share not only my passion for writing but also for the Lord!
Music
With teenagers in the house, I try to keep up with whatever they're listening to. So it's a pretty eclectic mix of my era of rock "oldies" from the 70's to Rap, Screamo and Techno on my IPOD. Throw in a little Country, a lot of contemporary Christian, a dash of Gospel, a pinch more of Classical and then spice it all up with some 50's and 60's rock and roll and I've got a musical feast for the ears!
Books
I am an avid reader! I have every one of Lucy Maud Montgomery's books, starting with the entire Anne of Green Gables series. I think I have all of Janette Oke's books too. I prefer reading fiction (historical, romance, contemporary, sci-fi, and fantasy).
Movies/TV
I had not planned it, but I am now a fan of "Lost". I never watched the series on TV. I started watching the DVD's and got hooked. I love "Dancing with the Stars", "Biggest Loser", and "So You Think You Can Dance (Canada)". Favorite movies: The Princess Bride, Gone With the Wind, Anne of Green Gables and anything Star Trek. Yep. I'm a Trekkie!
Networks
Church: Bow Valley Baptist Church
Cochrane, AB
1990 - 2010
College: Canadian Southern Baptist Seminary
Cochrane, AB
2003 - 2007
Published Works
Love the Wounded (2012)
Why do bad things happen to good people?

Leigh blinked back tears and heartfelt regret as she read Jake's text over and over. She glanced out the window again, assuming Jake would have no idea she was watching him from the darkened window across the street. The shadow in his room moved again and she gasped when he pushed the curtains aside. She saw his face staring back at her as if he knew she was there.

"Lynn Dove weaves contemporary teen issues with excitement and action around every corner. She'll leave you breathless for the final installment of this three-part series." - Shellie Neumeier, Author of Driven.

"(These are books) you'll want to stuff stockings with, give as grad gifts, a birthday present, or 'just because.'...Buy in bunches!" - Connie Cavanaugh, Author of Following God One Yes at a Time

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Heal the Wounded (2010)
Heal the Wounded is the much-anticipated sequel to Shoot the Wounded and is the second book in the "Wounded Trilogy" www.shootthewounded.org

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Shoot the Wounded (2009)
Shoot the Wounded, the first book in the "Wounded Trilogy" is written for youth and young adults, addresses how lies and gossip destroy a person's spirit. It speaks to the heart of relevant themes such as bullying, teen pregnancy and family violence all the while pointing the characters and ultimately the reader, to hope in Jesus Christ.

SHOOT THE WOUNDED by: Lynn Dove
Is set in the fictional town of Maplewood, in southern Alberta, best friends, Leigh and Ronnie find their friendship and faith challenged when Jake, a good looking Christian boy, moves into their neighbourhood. Leigh is especially delighted that Jake is paying more attention to her than any other girl at school or church, but what she does not know is that despite his bold declaration of being a follower of Christ, he's carrying a dark secret from his past that has the potential to destroy his integrity and have his friends question the legitimacy of his faith.

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Thrilled and honoured to win a Canadian Christian Writing Award
Jun 20, 2011 - 10:39 AM

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About Lynn Dove
I am a graduate of the University of Calgary, where I earned my Bachelor of Education degree in 1981. I have spent the last thirty years teaching children in the private and public school settings, as well as volunteering in the children, youth and adult education ministries at my church. In 2007, I earned a Masters of Religious Education degree from the Canadian Southern Baptist Seminary, in Cochrane, AB. My first book, "Shoot the Wounded" was published in November 2009 and was a finalist in the 2010 Readers Favorite Book Awards. Heal the Wounded, the much-anticipated sequel was released Oct. 2010 and was the bronze medal winner of the Readers Favorite Book Awards in 2011 in the Young- Adult "Coming of Age" category. The final book of the "Wounded Trilogy", "Love the Wounded" was released in 2012 and quickly received 5 Star Reviews.

My blog, "Journey Thoughts" has been nominated in three categories for the 2010 and 2011 Canadian Weblog Awards. http://lynndove.com/ And has close to 10K in followers.

I am the winner of a Canadian Christian Writing Awards (2011) in the "blog series" category.

Most recently I have had stories published in three Chicken Soup for the Soul Books: Parenthood; Devotions for Wives: and O Canada - The Wonders of Winter.
I have also had essays published in the following: Mother of Pearl: Luminous Lessons and Iridescent Faith; and Purim Celebrations: 28 Devotions.

I am a member of InScribe - Canadian Christian Writers and write regularly for their blog: http://www.inscribewritersonline.blogspot.ca/

You can find me on Facebook: Lynn Dove
and on Twitter: LynnIDove
My website: www.shootthewounded.org

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Winner - Canadian Christian Writing Awards   6/20/2011 - 10:35 AM
Honoured and thrilled to share that I am the Winner of the Canadian Christian Writing Awards in the "blog series" category! http://lynndove.wordpress.com/2011/06/20/winner-canadian-christian-writing-awards/ Blessings, Lynn www.shootthewounded... (login or sign up to read more)
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A Social Network Christmas Story   12/24/2010 - 7:24 AM
Let's flood Facebook and other social networking sites with the message of Peace and Hope! http://lynndove.wordpress.com/2010/12/24/a-social-network-christmas-story/ Blessings, Lynn www.shootthewounded.org (login or sign up to read more)
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Writer's Block (Blitz Amazon for Heal the Wounded)   11/30/2010 - 10:11 AM
It is with great delight that I announce the official release of my newest book: Heal the Wounded! I invite you to read my latest blog: http://lynndove.wordpress.com/2010/11/30/writers-block/ and then tomorrow (Dec. 1) order your copy of Heal th... (login or sign up to read more)
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C...c...c...cold 'nuf for you?   11/19/2010 - 10:18 AM
Having some fun on my blog today: http://lynndove.wordpress.com/2010/11/19/c-c-c-cold-nuf-for-you/ If you're from Texas or Canada (Calgary) you will especially like this! Blessings, Lynn www.shootthewounded.org (login or sign up to read more)
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In the Shadow of the Crosses   11/11/2010 - 11:47 AM
Lest we forget! Poignant Tribute to Remembrance Day http://lynndove.wordpress.com/2010/11/11/in-the-shadow-of-the-crosses/ Blessings, Lynn www.shootthewounded.org (login or sign up to read more)
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Paul Zimmer - Narrow Path Ministries on 2/15/14 - 3:17 AM
In case you may not already have figured this out, my favorite writer in the NT is Paul. If he were alive today, he'd be my number-one choice as a spiritual mentor, but since that is impossible, I consider him my mentor in print!

February's Trail Mix is about maintaining one's zeal and fervor in their service of Jesus; regardless of the circumstances, we are put in! We start out with Paul's arrest and subsequent trip to stand trial in Rome ... and his journey to Rome just happened to be by, ship. Anyone who knew of Paul also knew that he had already been in two other ship wrecks; which would qualify his as a man experienced in ship wrecks! This experience is duly noted when Paul felt it necessary to talk with Julius, his Roman guard, and the others, saying, "Men, I believe there is trouble ahead, and if we go on?there will be a shipwreck, loss of cargo, and danger to our lives as well" (Acts 27:10 - NLT).

Of course, we read that no one took him seriously, as they continued to point the ship into the teeth of a gale-force wind Then in verse 14 we read that this gale-force wind turns into a full-out typhoon. And while the crew did everything humanly possible to hold the ship together, they were doomed, and we read that after the storm "raged for many days," battering the ship and nearly tearing it apart, ALL hope was lost (v. 20).

In some ways, this story reminds me of the story of the Disciples when they crossed Galilee, and a storm came up (Matthew 24). Just like those on the ship with Paul, the Disciples, lost hope, too! The difference is, this particular storm raged on for 14 days (v. 27), and the crew grew tired, and hungry, mostly because, in order to keep the ship afloat, they worked around the clock throwing just about everything, including food, overboard.

In verse 42, we read that the crew had come to the place of wanting to kill the prisoners and swim ashore to save themselves ... however, the Captain was reminded of Paul's words a few days earlier, when Paul shared how an angel came to him and said, "Paul, 'Don't be afraid ... you will surely stand trial before Caesar! What's more, God in his goodness has granted safety to everyone sailing with you. So take courage! I believe God. It will be, just as he said. Even so, we will be shipwrecked on an island."

The prophesy and Paul's obedience to share that word, resulted in saving all 276 men on board the ship. And once on shore, they took up refuge on Malta for the remainder of the winter months; safe, as Paul said the angel told him.

Paul demonstrated a lot of faith during the high and low points of that trip to Rome; and one must not forget that he was not on a leisure trip. He was being transported, as a prisoner of Rome, to stand trial for his faith! So when he writes in Hebrews 11:1 (NLT) in a matter of fact, no-nonsense way, "Faith is the confidence that what we hope for will actually happen; it gives us assurance about things we cannot see" we had better take notice and apply that to our heart and never forget it, for that is the tried and true, substance of faith, as experienced by Paul, himself!

The truth is, there are ALWAYS going to be times in our walk along the Narrow Path where ... we face storm filled trials and predicaments, as well as temptations. And these will be bone jarring enough to shake our faith to its very core. Nevertheless, it is during these times of personal crises and trembling-in-the- knee's type of faith, that God shows us, if we look to Him, we will come out just fine. And maybe even a little better than when we entered the storm. I call these moments of growth "Spiritual faith-lifts!"

Remember, even when it seems like YOU can't go on, or worse yet, that you are losing control ... God is always, and is still in control! All we need to do is cast whatever is left of our faith, upon Him! Like Peter says (one Peter 5:7 - NLT), "Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you." And, like Paul, you will survive yet another ship wreck!

What a lot of believers may not realize is that Paul, a veteran of three ship wrecks, was something like a man being struck by lightning more than once! And what makes this ship wreck even more exciting is that while they recuperated on the Island of Malta, God used Paul in an awesome display of faith. And this particular verse was something new to me, and something I have yet to hear a preacher speak on and emphasize. The story of the ship wreck in these two chapters (Acts 27 and 28), is full of interesting events; all having to do with the faith of one man and that faith having a positive effect on an unknown number of people.

Now, what I love about Paul is his unmitigated zeal for the word and upbeat approach to faith, is that even in the most negative of situations; instead of saying, "Whoa is me?" He turns to God, and it results in saving a ship full of men from death and then on island we get a glimpse of God's awesome healing power, as we pick up in Acts 28:8-10, "As it happened, Publius's father was ill with fever and dysentery. Paul went in and prayed for him, and laying his hands on him; he him Then ALL the other sick people on the island came and were healed. As a result we were showered with honors, and when the time came to sail, people supplied us with everything we would need for the trip." So, standing on his faith, God uses Paul to turn this ship wreck into a mini-revival and healing service. Gaining Paul, even more favor with all those around him!

One more thing to keep in mind is that even though his guard was ready to let Paul go free on Malta, Paul says, "No! I will go and stand trial!" Knowing God that God has already worked ALL things for His good so far, it is evident that Paul was interested in seeing what else God was about to do, once he arrived in Rome for the trial! I don't know about you? However, in my mind, that is faith in action!

So, what have we learned from Acts 27-28? First ... in our walk on the Narrow Path, there are almost always going to be storms and there are three views of each storm: we are either heading into the teeth of a storm; or, we may be in the midst of the teeth of the storm; or, we will be moving out of the storm! And it is extremely important that no matter what your position in the storm may be, you will never face that storm alone.

In Matthew 7:13-14, Jesus clearly tells us that we are on a Narrow Path. A Path that is sparsely traveled. And that this Path will have its struggles, trials temptations and difficulties; however, because we know that He never leaves us alone and without an escape route (1 Cor. 10:13).

This is why I look to Paul as my example when facing the most dire of situations. He has clearly demonstrated that by keeping our eyes on Jesus, we can remain upbeat and ready to take charge of the circumstances so that God can use the storm, for His overall good and glory (Romans 8:28).

Paul truly walked his talk ... and talked his walk ... and it is enhanced even more with what he writes in Romans 12:11 (NIV), "Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord." It is without saying that regardless of what perils Paul was in; he never, ever lost his "Zeal and spiritual fervor, and he served the Lord!" Can that be said of you?

Don't forget ... the book of compiled Trail Mix devotionals will be released through CreateSpace Press and Amazon later this Spring!