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Posted December 3, 2013
This is an excellent book for medical suspense enthusiasts, or t
This is an excellent book for medical suspense enthusiasts, or those who enjoy Christian suspense, in general. Although Dr. Jace Rawlings comes from a family of missionaries, as does his wife, he has struggled with idea of faith and Christianity since before his sister’s death when they were teenagers. After some unexplained events mar his professional and family reputation here in the US, he basically runs back “home” to Africa where he grew up. Although he uses the excuse of wanting to build a heart surgery program at his dad’s former hospital, he is really following a request he received from his sister during a near-death experience.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
The story follows his struggles with initiating the heart program despite multiple local and government obstacles, coming to terms with unexplained phenomena as a result of the program, and working things out with his wife. It also follows his internal struggle with his faith.
The author does an excellent job of plot development and intermixing conflicts at different levels throughout the story. He also does a good job explaining the medical jargon in simple terms, for those unfamiliar with it. This was a thrilling story, and maintained a good pace throughout to keep the reader interested. I will definitely be looking for more works by this author in the future.
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Reviewed By: Daysie W.
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Posted June 10, 2013
I enjoyed this medical suspense novel that combines Christianit
I enjoyed this medical suspense novel that combines Christianity with witchcraft. It is intense, and I must admit, I now much prefer remaining at home. I'll be content to travel through novels like this one.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
The author is a board-certified surgeon in East Africa, and he writes about what he knows best. When he includes medical information, the story deepens. I found myself engrossed and easily able to follow along.
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Thank you to Bonnie at Christian Fiction Blog Alliance and David C. Cook for my copy.
Posted June 10, 2013
I couldn't read this book fast enough to discover all the myster
I couldn't read this book fast enough to discover all the mysteries within the story. As the reader you will pick up on things that will make you want to reach into the book and say to the characters, "Put this together. Don't you see the connections?"Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
From the back cover blurb I thought the book would be a bit different, but still it was a great read. It didn't move as fast at times as I wanted it to. A lot of backstory, but it is needed, so I see why the author slipped it in there and in small chunks. It kept me flipping the pages so I could see the big picture by the end.
Most of the story takes place in Kenya and the author gives you a wonderful glimpse into it's beauty, poverty, corruption and customs.
Jace is like many of us -- his faith has been shaken and he doesn't even know if he believes in God anymore, even though he was a missionary kid. Things have happened in his life that make him question what is real and what does he believe? Can't we all relate, haven't we all been there at one time or another? I know I have.
Jace is struggling to discover who he really is. But maybe the more important question is....who does God say he is?
Of course I spotted some Genesis 5020's in the book, can you?
A copy of this book was given to me by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.