Tried With Fire Paperback Book

(19 customer reviews)

Written in 2022 by Libby Lindblom. 318 pages. Soft cover paperback version.

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Tried With Fire by Libby Lindblom

Released May 4, 2022



Torn from her loving home at a young age, Leah Carson was forced to grow up in the cold, cruel environment of her grandparents’ bakery in downtown Charlottesville, Virginia. What seems to outsiders like a delightfully sweet atmosphere is to Leah unending slavery for her money-driven grandpa, constant persecution for her Christian beliefs, and grinding days of stress and exhaustion in an atmosphere void of love. Added to Leah’s burdens are those ever-haunting memories of the tragedies of the past. Will she ever gain any ground in her struggle to be a bright light for Christ and win the hard-hearted atheists around her?

This stirring and suspenseful story will grip your heart, lift your faith, and challenge your commitment as you share in Leah’s tears, fears, and victories over her circumstances. A classic story of grit and grace, it will remind you that when life gets so tough you can hardly stand—kneel.


  • 318 pages
  • Written in 2022
  • All online orders will be autographed
  • Is this a children’s story? Not really, but all ages will find it enjoyable! Suggested reading comprehension level is 12+, although I’ve had readers of all different ages (children and adults) tell me they loved it. The main character is 19. Great for family read-alouds – or anyone looking for an exciting, thrilling story with a strong Christian message!
  • Can I get this book as an ebook? Yes – click here!

19 reviews for Tried With Fire Paperback Book

  1. Phyllis R.

    I just wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed the book. It kept me entertained and focused, which is hard for me to do sometime. I just know God meant for me to read this. I was wondering if there’s anyway that you were going to have a another book following this or if you have another book that you have written? I have really enjoyed it and hope to read more of your work. I hope you have a blessed day and thank you for the encouragement that you gave may the Lord bless you and keep you safe.

  2. Debbie D.

    Just a note to let you know that your book , and the concert we attended were all so enjoyable and blessed my heart! May God richly bless you as you use your writing and musical talents to glorify our Lord and Savior.♥️

  3. Louise S.

    Dear Libby, I just finished reading your book that you autographed for me in the Withlacoochee Bluegrass Festival. The book held my interest and I was not able to put it down. I appreciated the message that your book reminded me of: “God is real, and through God all things are possible”. I look forward to the next sequel to your book.

  4. M.D.

    A very inspirational book. Tried With Fire is heartwarming and very easy to read. I recommend it highly especially for those going through trials. Leah’s character is inspirational, and she holds onto her faith persevering through loss and loneliness.

  5. Divinfool

    Delightful read! Tugs at your heart and lifts your spirit. What a witness Leah was to all those around her never losing hope or wavering from her faith. Kept picking up the book every opportunity I had until I finished.

  6. Linda V.

    Dear Libby, Thank you for writing Tried With Fire. I enjoyed reading about Leah’s unwavering faith in our steadfast and sovereign God. Equally important is her passion to see souls won to Christ–for their present and eternal life and for His Glory. (That we always keep this passion for souls is my prayer.) From this book, we can all delight in the goodness of God. Two Scriptures came to mind as I read: “The goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance” (Romans 2:4), and “Oh, taste and see that the LORD is good; blessed is the man who trusteth in Him” (Psalm 34:8).

  7. Linda P.

    Libby, I got your book over two weeks ago at Freda’s sing! Just started reading it yesterday, finished today! It was FANTASTIC!!! How encouraging it is to know it is NEVER too late to accept Christ into your life!!! (No, I’m not waiting – HE IS my life.) Keep writing, our country really needs good, positive books to read!

  8. Dolly C.

    I really enjoyed Tried With Fire. It has increased my faith and compassion. I loved the story and it was hard to believe it was fiction. Great book!!!

  9. Dolly C.

    Hello Libby, I read your book, Tried With Fire. It is really good. I know it’s fiction but it came close to home for me. This book spoke volumes to me about faith. I’m so glad I got to meet you and hear your talented family play their instruments. I pray God will bless your family abundantly. May God give you many more songs and books to write. I’m a big fan of your writings. It takes a really good book to keep my attention and I read yours through. Thank you for what you do. Ministering to people with your talents God has given you.

  10. Lois R.

    A friend left your book, Tried With Fire, for me to read. I have just finished it tonight. You are an excellent writer. I enjoyed the book tremendously. You did an extra special job writing the book. God bless you in your writing. I’ll pray for you as you continue your writing talent!

  11. Kershaw S.

    Dear Libby, finished your book. Very positive and inspirational ending. A great witness for Christ! Let me know when the next one is ready so I can preorder. You write well and it is well paced, and I want to know what happens next.

  12. Charlotte O.

    I bought your book at Sutallee Baptist Church and I am really enjoying your book. It is very well written. I have not been this interested in reading a book for sometime. God bless you.

  13. Heidi-Anna W.

    Dear Libby, Our dear friend recently sent us your family’s CD along with the book you wrote, Tried With Fire. I have just finished reading it, and, wow, what a blessing it was! I enjoyed it so much! I love the way you wove the gospel message so beautifully into an exciting, inspirational tale of love, perseverance, and courage in the midst of the trials and difficulties of life. In recent years, I have really begun to appreciate stories that inspire good character in the hearts of the reader, a desire to model their lives after Christ, and a passion to know and love our amazing Savior more. Such stories are always a blessing and a treasure!

  14. Sandra

    This book was very touching to me; it kept me on fire for the Lord. The last four chapters you really surprised me – it was the most touching ending, I never saw it coming but that goes to show you how great God is. How He can take sinners and make them whole again and have a life that they thought they never could have. Can’t wait till your next book comes; it will surely be on my wish list. Please keep me informed if you do publish another awesome Christian based book, they make you feel like you’re living in that story line. Thank you.

  15. Luke L.

    Great story and a great message as well. Held my attention the whole way through. Definitely recommended!

  16. Russell J.

    What a wonderful accomplishment! I truly enjoyed it. The storyline was well thought out and entertaining. Many of the classic elements of good storytelling are present. A traumatic event, trials of the body and soul, hard fought wins and overcoming obstacles, dealing with setbacks, and eventual resolution.

  17. Toni L.

    This was a great read. Very uplifting. I enjoyed getting to know the characters and seeing how God worked in each of their lives.

  18. Barbara J.

    Hi Libby. I started your book yesterday afternoon and couldn’t put it down. I finished it today… reading when I was supposed to be packing for a trip to Virginia. I loved it!!! I loved the characters and had to know what happened to them. This is good healthy reading for Christian readers.

  19. Susan N.

    Dear Libby, I just finished reading your book. I can’t even tell you how much I enjoyed reading it. Please continue writing.

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