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Posted May 6, 2011
Awesome Novel with a Inspiring Message
I love novels with an inspiring message, which is why "Blood Covenant" by Lisa Harris has easily become a favorite.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Often in times of chaos we wonder where is God? Why is He letting these things happen? Why doesn't He stop this? These are the things Dr. Paige Ryan wonders as she sees the illness and injustice inflicted on the Africans in the Republic of Dhamizao. As a doctor working with Volunteers of Hope International, she arrives to the war torn country with hopes of saving lives. Paige quickly realizes that she must save her own life in order to be of any help to the refugees - but not without feelings of guilt and the testing of her faith. Paige must come to face the truth that she is living for her own purpose instead of trusting it to God. Her work intertwines her path with several others in dire situations enduring spiritual trials.
"Blood Covenant" is based on the true experiences that many refugees face in war torn areas of Africa. Harris takes the reader on a journey to a place of despair and helplessness and shows them to a place of hope and trust in God. Any situation can be a learning experience for spiritual growth. This book is suspenseful, inspiring, and very easy to read. I would recommend it to any novel lovers, Christian fiction fans and anyone looking for a great read.
Disclosure: I was provided a copy of this book without charge by the publisher in order to facilitate this review. All opinions are solely mine.
Posted May 5, 2011
enjoy the adventure!
THIS IS THE FIRST BOOK I'VE READ BY LISA HARRIS, AND I'LL DEFINITELY READ MORE.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
FROM THE FIRST PAGE THE BOOK IS FAST PACED, THE CHARACTERS ARE BELIEVABLE, AND I LEARNED ABOUT AN AREA OF THE WORLD I DON'T THINK ABOUT OFTEN. THE CHARACTERS ARE NOT SUPER HEROES, BUT EVERYDAY PEOPLE STRUGGLING AGAINST OVERWHELMING ODDS.
DR. PAIGE RYAN IS SENT TO A REFUGEE CAMP TO HELP WITH A CHOLERA EPIDEMIC. SHE FACES REBEL SOLDIERS, AND AN UNKNOWN EPIDEMIC WHEN A MOUNTAIN CLIMBER COMES INTO HER CAMP AFTER BEING ATTACKED BY GHOST SOLDIERS.
I ENJOYED THIS BOOK FROM BEGINNING TO END AND PLAN TO RECOMMEND IT TO FRIENDS.
Posted April 29, 2011
Blood Covenant by Lisa Harris ~ Book Review
Blood Covenant by Lisa Harris is the second book in the Mission Hope series. The setting is in the rough jungle of the Republic of Dhambizao, Africa. This book is a constant battle for life and soul against the evils of government, disease, poverty, malnutrition, rebel forces, and politics. Dr. Paige Ryan is a tough physician who works with Volunteers of Hope International, attempting to meet the needs for shelter, water, sanitation, and food in the midst of flying bullets. She becomes fast friends with Nick Gilbert, and former soldier who fought in Iraq, now a bush pilot with Compassion Air. She learns quickly to depend on his knowledge and skill in getting supplies in and the wounded out.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
While already battling against rebels and cholera, an extreme case of measles is discovered. They need supplies, and they can't wait for the government and UN to intervene. As they pray, learn to depend upon the Lord through helping one person at a time, God meets needs using an unlikely source.
As with Blood Ransom, Blood Covenant will keep you on the edge of your seat. The realism with which Lisa Harris writes can only come from her experience living as a missionary in Africa. Although this story is fiction, it reads as missionary biography. This present day suspense novel will once again touch your heart to the plight of the Africans and their need for the physical, but most importantly, the Lord.
Award-winning author Lisa Harris has been writing both fiction and nonfiction since 2000 and has more than fifteen novels and novellas in print. She currently lives with her family in Mozambique, Africa, where they work as missionaries.
Posted February 9, 2011
Lisa Harris lives in Africa with her missionary family and writes about the African people. Since she lives among them it gives her a good image of these needy people. In this book her second one she tells about the Ghost Soldiers and how they attack without an warning.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Dr. Paige Ryan works with Volunteers of Hope International and she has been sent to the Republic of Dhambizo in Africa to help set up a refugee transit site but before she could help the first group of people she had been made to leave and though she was going back home to the USA. But when she got to the base there was another place they needed her to go help set up and she was supposed to be finished in three days so that she could catch her flight to leave. Oh how she hated to leave without doing what she felt God has sent her over there to do.
Meanwhile there was a group of American mountain climbers that are attacked by the Ghost Soldiers. They though they were safe on the mountain but it seems nowhere was safe from this group of soldiers as they wanted electrical equitment and anything they could get from the tourist. Paige's medical team was called in to help these climbers when one of them was found to have a infectious disease not the medical team had this to contend with alone with all the disease and wounded of the African people. With the Ghost Soldiers blocking their way, how were they supposed to treat this disease with out it becoming out of control.
This is a great book and if you have read Lisa's first one "Blood Ransom" then this one falls right in.
This book was sent to me free from Zondervan publishing for my honest review.
Posted January 11, 2011
The second Mission Hope thriller is an exciting tale. This author has talent big time
In the African Republic of Dhambizao, civil war between the government military and the rebel Ghost Soldiers force thousands to flee. Dr. Paige Ryan of the Volunteers of Hope relief sets up a temporary refugee camp to provide medical care and some sustenance; knowing temporary can be decades.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
The Ghost Soldiers attack an American mountain climbing expedition. Dt. Ryan and her team rescue some of trapped climbers. However, one of those rescued brings to camp a highly infectious disease. Ryan, pilot Nick Gilbert and her crew desperately try to obtain vaccines but the Ghost Soldiers refuse to allow anyone to leave the encampment even for humanitarian reasons unless their demands are met. American diplomat Paul Hayes negotiates between the government and the Ghost Soldiers as time is running out for those inside the camp.
The second Mission Hope thriller (see Blood Ransom) is an exciting tale driven by a cast used to tragedy yet remains hopeful. The negotiations are not easy as everyone has a stake they can lose in the outcome. Readers will enjoy the courageous efforts of Ryan and her beset team of volunteers, and the daunting work of Hayes and Gilbert, but the taut story line belongs to the three groups (government, Ghost Soldiers, and the refugees) of people of Dhambizao who put faces and complexities to the deadly crisis.