CFBA presents Lip Reading by Harry Kraus

This week, the 

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance 

is introducing 

Lip Reading 

David C. Cook (March 1, 2014) 



A Word from Harry:

I started writing my first novel during my last year of surgery training at UK. I was a chief resident, and started writing Stainless Steal Hearts in a call room at the Veteran’s Administration Hospital in Lexington. It was a crazy time to write! I had a very demanding schedule, often spending days and nights in the hospital. I had two sons at that time, and I recognized the wisdom in my wife’s urging: “Now doesn’t seem the right time for this dream.”

My experience as a writer is far from typical. Having received my formal training in biology and chemistry and medicine, my only preparation for a writing career was a love for reading. The longest thing I’d written before my first novel was a term paper in undergraduate school. My first novel was accepted by Crossway Books and published in 1994, and it wasn’t until after I had FOUR published novels that I even opened a book of instruction about the craft of writing fiction. This is not what I recommend to others! Yes, I was successful, but I was bending the “rules” without knowing it. I had a natural talent for plotting, but I realize my initial success may have stunted my growth as a writer. I’d have made faster progress if I’d have gone to the fiction teachers sooner.

I have three sons: Joel, Evan, and Samuel. Look closely in all of my books and you’ll see them there. My lovely wife, Kris, provides the basic composition for all those beautiful, athletic, dedicated women in my novels.


She Could Save Millions, or Save Herself

She just needs a little longer. She’s really close. Dr. Rebecca Jackson, a medical researcher, stands on the verge of a breakthrough that will transform medicine. But she soon discovers the reason behind the miraculous progress in her research, and it leaves her with a nearly impossible choice . . . and little time to decide. More than her research is at stake. And more threatens it than this latest revelation. Something she’s tried hard to cover up. There is a high cost to some things in medicine and it’s not always the patient who pays. Can Rebecca find the faith and wisdom she needs to make the right call? The clock is ticking and the pressure is on.


If you would like to read the first chapter of Lip Reading, go HERE.



This is a fantastic read! I really enjoyed the story line, characters and the rolls they played as the story unfolded. There were good guys, and the not so good guys, but they were all so very intriguing and entertaining. The story kept my attention because of Becca and Noah’s  getting back together after many years of being apart, as well as the secrets and the high risks of working so high up in medical research, and in this case, trying to produce a fake blood that can take the place of real blood in transfusions. This keeps the story at a very fast pace, and all of the difficulties and troubles that happened throughout the book aided in the excitement.

Lip Reading would be awesome for those who enjoy fiction about medical life, or if you just like a good clean fiction to read, this is one you will enjoy. And I don’t want to leave out that the author does a great job of weaving God and the Christian life into the everyday life of the some of the characters. This was especially heartwarming for one of the characters in this book! Enjoy this read as much as I did!

I received this book from CFBA to read and review.  I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 55



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