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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 27, 2008

    A book with take away value

    I met DiAnn Mills at the Blue Ridge Conference this spring. She critiqued my writing and gave me a lot of encouragement. I'd been to Egypt, so this is the book I bought at the conference and asked her to sign. I'm impressed by the character of Larson. Her grit and the way she cares for others. She is a worthy heroine. Paul, who had to give up his family to embrace the love of Christ, also won my heart. I highly recommend this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 11, 2008

    A Compelling Sequel

    Paul Farid is a wanted man. His family considers him a traitor and has put a price on his head. Can he ever shake loose from his Muslim heritage? Maybe he should move to the United States where he and his wife Larsen could live in relative peace and security. His desire to keep his family safe only intensifies when he discovers Larsen is pregnant and they adopt an orphan newborn whose young mother has been killed during rising tensions between the North and South Sudan. The fragile peace treaty seems almost a farce. Death tolls from in-fighting continue to rise. Now Paul has been contacted by his brother. Does he really have an interest in Christianity or has he set a trap for Paul? Bad enough his life is at risk, but he must now think of his family¿s safety. He struggles with the reality he is not strong enough to guarantee their safety. Can he learn to surrender this protection to God? Larson wants to be a good wife. Their plans not to have a child are disrupted when she discovers she is pregnant. Then she adopts a motherless child. Paul worries over his ability to keep his family safe in the still volatile region. Now that she is a mother and expecting another child, is she wrong to bring up children in this unstable situation? She sees the strain Paul¿s worries cause him. Should she give up her commitment to practice medicine in this hostile and primitive region? What does God require of them? Ben Alier struggles with Larson¿s rejection and marriage to his friend, Paul Farid. When he learns of his life-threatening illness, Ben confronts his past. He has an out of wedlock son. He wonders if he should marry the boy¿s mother and set his life in order before he dies. He becomes entwined with Paul and Larsen yet again as he helps Paul work through the on-going threats against his family and Paul helps Ben comes to terms with his physical condition. In this compelling sequel to When the Lion Roars, Diann Mills has captivated us once again in the lives of these three strong-willed individuals. This is more than a treatment of man¿s inhumanity to man in a land that is still suffering from the aftermath of a long and brutal civil war. This is a story of a young couple struggling to define their place in the land. It is a story of healing as well as a story of a faith that holds in the face of danger and trial.

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    In 2005 in the Sudan, many hope that the newly formed government, which includes John Garang as vice president will end the bloodshed especially the genocide in Darfur. However, people like Paul Farid, a former Muslim member of the royal family who converted to Christianity, believe the Government of Sudan (GOS) soldiers will continue their killing raids. He in fact sees first hand the destruction of the Dinka village Xokabuc by the GOS because they seek to capture him. Paul warns his best friend Sudan¿s People Liberation Army Colonel Ben Alier that a GOS battalion is coming for them. Although Ben¿s men defeat the enemy he takes a bullet that requires emergency treatment so he is rushed to Paul¿s wife Dr. Larson, who hides her pregnancy from her spouse.------------ Meanwhile Paul¿s brother devoted Muslim Nizam wants to meet him in Kibun. Although his family wants him dead for his atrocity and sins against the Prophet, Paul agrees to see his favorite sibling. He hides what he is doing from Larson, but she follows him into danger in which she and others become an expendable royal family pawn.-------------- With its apropos title WHEN THE NILE RUNS RED is a deep look at the atrocities occurring in the Sudan. The three prime players are fully developed and feel heroically genuine so that their encounters provide a realistic graphic glimpse at humanity¿s darkened soul. Although there is a bias towards Christianity as the benevolent religion vs. the alleged harshness of Islam, readers will be stunned by the powerful vivid exposé of genocide.---------- Harriet Klausner

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