PAULA K. PARKER'S SISTERS OF LAZARUS NOMINATED FOR EXCELLENCE IN CHRISTIAN FICTION

Latest Release by Internationally Acclaimed Author Earns Lime Award Nomination by The Christian Manifesto

Sisters of Lazarus: Beauty Univeiled by Paula K. Parker has been nominated for a 2013 Lime Award For Excellence In Fiction by The Christian Manifesto. 
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (December 3, 2013) - Middle Tennessee-based author and playwright Paula K. Parker has been honored with a book award nomination for her newest release, Sisters of Lazarus: Beauty Unveiled. The novel has been nominated for a 2013 Lime Award for Excellence In Fiction by the The Christian Manifesto.

The Christian Manifesto's Susan Faloon says of Sisters of Lazarus, "A depth of humanity is brought to the familiar characters that I personally have read and heard about over unnamedmany years of Bible scripture study."

Additionally, Faloon wrote in her review, "In my opinion this book is a blessing. That was the feeling I had when I closed the volume after reading the last sentence. This is a rare book where I can say I truly feel that an author sought to do what God has willed for her life. This book is definitely part of God's will for her life. It is a beautiful story."

To read the entire review, visit thechristianmanifesto.com/sisters-of-lazarus

Sister of Lazarus is nominated in the Biblical and Historical Fiction category with three other books: Iscariot by Tosca Lee, Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger, and Whistling Past The Graveyard by Susan Crandall.

"I am honored Sisters of Lazarus: Beauty Unveiled was nominated for this award and humbled to be included with the company of such gifted writers," Parker says.

A full list of nominees can be viewed at thechristianmanifesto.com. Final winners in each category will be announced December 13 at thechristianmanifesto.com.

For more information about Sisters of Lazarus: Beauty Unveiled or Parker, visit PaulaKParker.com.
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About Sisters of Lazarus:

Sisters of Lazarus: Beauty Unveiled is the latest biblical novel by author Paula K. Parker

In Paula Parker's novel, Sisters of Lazarus: Beauty Unveiled, Martha and Mary, the two sisters of Lazarus, couldn't be more different. Martha, the elder, is plain and self-conscious; Mary, the younger, is beautiful and vain. One sees her value only in serving, while the other believes her outward appearance is her only asset. Their worlds are turned upside down when their brother Lazarus offers hospitality to an intriguing new teacher named Jesus.

Parker invites her readers in, allowing them to feel like a fellow guest sharing the sisters' wonder at meeting Jesus for the first time and experiencing His transforming power, demonstrated by one of the most astonishing miracles ever recorded--raising Lazarus from the dead.

More than simply a re-telling of a familiar Bible story, Sisters of Lazarus explores what it means to be a woman of God, and how the true value of a woman does not lie in her outward appearance or her skills, accomplishments, possessions or intellect.

"In Sisters of Lazarus: Beauty Unveiled, Paula K. Parker pens a riveting story of love, longing and faith," says Bonnie Keen, author and recording artist with the Dove Award-winning vocal trio, First Call. "Parker's novel bears the profoundly satisfying mark of her gift as a playwright. She combines masterful story-telling with well-crafted dialogue. The result is a cast of Biblical characters fresh and human and real."

Sisters of Lazarus released internationally on September 2 from Authentic Media (U.K.) and is distributed in the U.S. by Capitol Christian Distribution.

About Paula K. Parker:
Paula K. Parker is an internationally-acclaimed author and playwright. She is a contributor to the New York Times bestseller, Becoming (Thomas Nelson), and co-authored the two-volume Ancient Mysteries Retold series (Authentic Media U.K.) with New York Times bestselling author G.P. Taylor. Her stage adaptations of Jane Austen's beloved novels, Pride & Prejudice and Sense & Sensibility, have been performed on stages across the United States. For more information about Paula K. Parker visit PaulaKParker.com.

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