Rainer Maria Rilke

"Live a while in these books, learn from them what seems to you worth learning, but above all love them. This love will be repaid you a thousand and a thousand times, and however your life may turn,-it will, I am certain of it, run through the fabric of your growth as one of the most important threads among all the threads of your experiences, disappointments, and joys."--Rainer Maia Rilke

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Sunday, October 30, 2011

Biblical Thriller....and A Bit More

Book Of Dreams by Davis Bunn
(Adult Christian Thriller)
Published by Howard Books, a division of Simon and Shuster

This is a book that will grab you in the very first chapter and won't let you go until the very last. 

Elena is a psychologist in London, grieving for the loss of her husband and still trying to get on with the normal business of living when a client walks through her door and turns her life upside down.  The client is having the same repetitive mysterious dream and while it should be a simple case of counseling, Elena soon finds she is thrown into a world of international and political financial intrigue.  She also finds she is able to interpret and help others after she becomes the recipient of an ancient manuscript that allows her to see messages from God, becoming a conduit for those around her who both seek and turn away from God.  In short, it is a story about being open to God's word and listening to his prompts.

The topic of the book is both relevant and frightening and can hold its own against any political thriller on the market today.  Many readers tend to dismiss Christian fiction as light; don't make that mistake with this book.  It cuts straight to today's headlines.  The book itself was masterfully written and each chapter ended in a way that made you want to race to the next.  While the last few chapters started to drag, the ending was a surprise and points the way towards a series that is sure to be on the bestsellers' lists for a long time.

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