©2003 Robert Whitlow; (P)2003 Oasis Audio LLC
"A thrilling journey of faith....Rob Lamont captures the seriousness of Renny's struggle with deep and deliberate inflections." (AudioFile)
A great action thriller with a bit of romance mixed in and stresses the power of prayer. Loved the book! As for those who write the reviews that say this is a religious and avoid this book, I agree -- ONLY IF you don't want to hear the message of Chirst. I will remind those who write negative reviews that this is in the "Christian" section of Audible
I expected a run of the mill law thriller but instead got a poorly veiled religious diatribe. I could barely finish this audiobook. The sermonizing definately distracted from the story. AVOID THIS BOOK!!
The author's story line was excellent, but he seemed to lose altitude at about the 75% point in the book. The story line drug a bit toward the end of the book. Still a good read, but not Whitlow's best work.
This book starts out a little slow. It does a great job of introducing the characters and setting the scene. The book then derails your comfort zone and has you starting to urge the characters to win or fight or go. Then you realize that you are talking to your cd player and just listen more intently. This book reminded me that I constantly try to enter into great battles alone. I constantly find myself fighting with those that I love instead getting on my knees and equipping a victory.
The spoon-fed religious dogma espoused by the characters over-powers the original story line. Instead of a story, you get a sense of desperate proselytising by a non-inclusive sect.
The character development is poor and lacks continuity, and the dialogue is more reminiscent of dime-store romance novels.
Finally, the plot drags on while characters talk about "more important" issues, such as casting aspersions on people of more mainstream faiths.
The daily edition of the morning newspaper provides more inspiration than this novel.
I feel cheated on this one - and after 6 years of membership the first purchase that ever made me mad. In short, this is a Christian apologist, full of long dialogues and inner monologues trying to convince the protagonist that Jesus is the answer, and God solves problems through miracles. If you're into the LaHaye novels and other books on Christian dogma, then you'll like this book. But at the least, tell us up front what we're buying, and don't couch Christian exposition in the guise of a novel.
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