by Christy Wall

It was the phone call every parent dreads. With gasping breath and controlled tears, Christy Wall heard the terrible words: “I’m so sorry. your son was in a terrible accident—I think he is paralyzed.”

Franz was not only a competitive athlete, but an artist and a scholar. He was a highly acclaimed dental student and recognized for his remarkable skill with his hands. After the accident, he was paralyzed, with no use of his hands or any part of his body below his chest. Everything he loved was taken from him in a single moment. The accident sent shock waves through many communities.

While Franz struggled for his life, immobile and unable to speak, Christy watched the hand of God play out in her son’s life. Her faith was made stronger as she saw in her son the crucified Christ and understood that his sufferings were instrumental in saving souls.

This is a love story. It is a story of how God touched the heart of a simple girl in a common town and taught her about love, life, and trust in Him. From the back streets of Paris to an idyllic mountain town, at every turn, she was prepared for her son’s accident and the faith that was required to accept it.

The Greatest Battle will inspire the reader with stories of joy and sorrow, culminating in life changing events that inspire reflection and reveal the hand of God along the way.

What this author said about working with us...

A few people have asked me about publishing. As I completed my book, I began to research which publishing company would best suit my needs. I spoke with many authors and a few editors to gain perspective and information. I finally chose Luminare Press. I have absolutely enjoyed working with them and absolutely convinced it was my best choice! From the first moment, they were friendly, encouraging and willing to answer a ton of questions, many which were asked more than once! I explained to them that I had a unique writing style that I did not want changed, but I did want it to be understood and somewhat consistent. They chose a specific editor that was willing to help me bend grammar rules while still helping me to be clear and understood with my audience. I had the opportunity to override any suggestions made by the editor. While this gave me great comfort, honestly, there was only a few corrections that I overrode and kept the same. Everything else was spot on and very helpful. They sent me lots of information about publishing and how it works, how to market my book and get it out into the public. I paid a pretty good sum up front, but this payment allowed me not only control of how it was written, but also how it was distributed. I was able to determine every single facet of my book, including the front cover. I was also able to work with Luminare Press to determine the cost of each book and what profit I would make. They were also very helpful in regard to letting me know what charges were added with what services I was asking for. If I write another book, I will absolutely work with Luminare Press again, and I highly recommend them to any authors out there - you know who you are! Christy Wall