My Hands Came Away Red

My Hands Came Away Red

by Lisa McKay
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My Hands Came Away Red 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 18 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very well written. Subject was touching while not making you depressed. Christian, yet not so religious where you can't relate to the characters. Or rather not like a lot of other Christian novels where you wonder what planet these people live on. Anyway great novel. You won't be disappointed. I'm definitely looking into other novels by Lisa McKay.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is my first book by Lisa McKay and I absolutely loved it! I couldn't put i down. Its become one of my favorite reads.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
AWESOME and sad and horrible and everything. You won't forget this book after you finish reading it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I absolutley love this book its so suspensful! I love the ending i knew they would be together ;D definitly a good read!
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This book was such a good one! Lisa Mckay is such a talented author. It was great to read because it was so exciting, yet everything that happened in it, really could have happened. And it was described in a way that makes you so interested! I didnt want to put it down! Some parts were sad, but it was really good because it opened my mind more. I would definatly reccomend it! I would even say its my favoirte book.
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this book is amazing! she is a gifted author with skills. i would recomend this to ANYONE i loved it. i could not put it down. if you havn't read this book read it. now. like right now. it...was...awesome!
Novel_Teen_Book_Reviews More than 1 year ago
By Gigi Hoffman

Eighteen-year-old Cori wanted to get away after her high school graduation. Things were complicated and confusing with her boyfriend, Scott, so she signed up to go on a ten-week missions trip to build a church on a small island in Indonesia.

After several weeks on the island, the church is completed, but an event leaves the group of teenagers away from their team leader and his wife for a few days. No biggie. However, during those couple days, a conflict that has been festering for years erupts between Muslim and Christian villages on a nearby island. The result? The new church gets burnt to the ground, the villagers are mercilessly slaughtered, and the teens are stranded in the forest with the pastor¿s seventeen-year-old son.

The group must hike through the forest, find a way off the island, and get to the airport on the same island where the political and religious violence is occurring. The team goes through many trials and difficulties, questioning all the things they thought they knew.

This has to be one of the best books I¿ve ever read (and I read a lot). Ms. McKay made the characters incredibly realistic. They questioned and doubted their personal beliefs; they didn¿t just accept things and be happy. It was deep, thought-provoking, and beautifully written. A must, must, must read for everyone!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
When a young missionary goes off to another culture, they often face challenges that they were ill prepared for. Challenges that can shake their faith . . . even the strongest of faith. Survival often depends on someone to reach out and rescue them. In her journey, Cori meets several people who reach out and help her to realize that they are not alone.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love to read but can't say that I normally stop into the religious fiction section. However this book sounded interesting and I thought I'd put it in my list of books to be read. Once I picked it up I could not put it down, I loved the writing and the style and felt that I was there with Cori not only through her journey in Indonesia but also coming home and her journey with God. Will recommend this book to everyone because it was amazing.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My Hands Came Away Red is an exceptional story, written by Lisa McKay, a wonderfully fresh voice in Christian fiction. I loved the realism with which the story was portrayed, as well as the emotion that drew me into this incredible drama. I also loved the growth that took place in each of the characters. This was not a predictable story, with a predictable ending, and I so appreciate that. Lisa McKay obviously drew from her professional/ministerial experiences to weave this heartwrenching tale. I look forward to more from this gifted writer.
Deborah_K More than 1 year ago
Word of mouth promotion really does work. That's why I picked up this book, because of all the good reviews I had heard about it. And I was not disappointed at all. This book is intense. The story will linger in your mind for days. It's not a story to enjoy lying on the beach. You need to be in the right frame of mind to read this book. I've always wanted to go on a missions trip. It is on my list of things to do before I die. So while reading this book, I did get a little of what could happen if I went to someplace like that part of Indonesia. The missionaries who live in remote areas like this are to be commended for the bravery they show trying to spread God's word. The teens in this book are wise beyond their years. I don't know if I could have been as strong as they were if I was put in the same situation. It was heartbreaking to read about the emotional turmoil they were going through just trying to get home. It was just incredible about everything they went through: from seeing killings, running from snakes and wild boars, trying to overcome malaria. It's like an extreme version of Survivor for Christian teens. Even though the characters in this book are teenagers, the subject matter is quite serious so at least older teens should be reading this. It was also sad to see how the two religions are at wars with each other. It's devastating to read about Christians acting in such a brutal way against others especially since we are taught to love everyone. Obviously those people are not the best representatives of Christianity.I agree with others that this was one of the best Christian fiction books published in 2007. Lisa McKay has made her mark in the publishing world. I encourage everyone to read to this book. I guarantee it will have a major impact on you.
Guest More than 1 year ago
McKay's novel 'my hands came away red' is highly imaginative and creative. Readers will definately connect to the down-to-earth characters in the story in some way. Inspirational and full of proof of the Spirit, this novel is a must-read. From the beginning, McKay had me immersed in this book. I read it for two and a half hours straight because I didn't want to put it down. From the beginning to end, McKay provides strong description, choice of words, and originality to describe her characters and their experiences. You will be sucked into this novel!!! I guarantee it! While some of the content of this book I wouldn't recommend to children under ten, I think this book is very simple to understand. If you are still unsure about reading this book, I'll give you one last reason. This book will lead you to Christ 'if you aren't already a believer'. I've become so close in my relationship with Christ since reading this book. The characters in this book interact and talk exactly like we do today, and endure some/most of the same scenerios we deal with. I highly recommend this book. The storyline lives up to its title: 'my hands came away red'.