News: Operation First Novel Winner’s Humor Is Great Medicine

Prime of LifeRecently Governor Huckabee interviewed a woman healed of cancer by a husband’s hilarious exploits. That’s the kind of humor provided by characters in Prime of Life, Dr. P.D. Bekendam’s 2013 winning entry in Operation First Novel, a contest initiated by Jerry Jenkins and now a collaboration between him and Worthy Publishing.

Just off the press in both paper and e-book, Prime of Life is the brainchild of a Christian eye specialist who sees humor in life situations many miss—and has integrated them in his fun read about escapades in a nursing home. Reviewers on, even admitted non-Christians, universally give Prime of Life five stars. Available in Christian bookstores and from online e-book vendors, Prime of Life is a great book to give a discouraged person because of its combination of spiritual uplift and refreshing humor.

Reflects Dr. Bekendam, “As I’ve read the positive reviews I’ve been struck by how many readers are saying this is not the sort of novel they usually read, yet they are so happy they stumbled upon it. I think it’s striking a chord because it puts a smile on readers’ faces while prompting them to reflect on deeper issues about life and God.”

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