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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

This blogger would love to just say, "Wow! Now you read it!" but that won't suffice.

Review done by Sarah

About the book from The Missionary:

Yesterday, David Eller was an American Missionary in Caracas, Venezuela. Today, he’s an international fugitive.

David and his wife Christie rescue impoverished children in the slums of Venezuela. But for David, that’s not enough. The supply of homeless children is endless because of the corrupt policies of the Venezuelan government.

In a rare moment of anger, David lashes out publicly against the government, unaware of the chain reaction that will soon follow.

When the CIA offers David a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to play a key role in a “bloodless” coup, he decides to go for it. But little by little, he falls into an unimaginable web of deceit that ends in a desperate, life-or-death gamble to flee the country with his wife and son, with all the resources of a corrupt dictatorship at their heels.

My Opinion:

This is one of those books where I’d love to just say “Wow! Now you read it!” but that won’t suffice.  From page 1 I was hooked – this is a fast paced novel about David, his wife and their young son who are missionaries.  I’ve written before on my heart pull for mission trips and for now I satisfy my thirst by reading about missionaries, both fictional and non-fiction.  I also enjoy a good suspense/espionage and I’m glad that their are Christian choices for that as I find I can no longer read those written for the secular community.  The elderly couple who founded the mission relies on God and their faith isn’t shaken – I think that comes with their age and having gone through fire to get where they are.  However, David, is a younger man with a wife and child and trying to do what he thinks is best – his faith gets shaken and built stronger.

The book is hard to put down especially once David realizes that what he’s done endangers everything he and others believe in, even his own faith.  I read this in one day  and am so glad that I did as I would have been on pins and needles to find out what was going on with the characters inside the covers of a book that shows the inner struggles that missionaries could go through as they are met by temptations.

With lots of twists and turns, some expected some not so expected – this book will have readers, both Christian and non-Christian, flipping the pages long into the night.  I felt like I really got to know the Eller’s and got caught up in their plight of wanting to do what’s right, having choices go south and then fighting for freedom and justice and ultimately forgiveness.  Please don’t take my word for it though, this book is a great must read and it makes some wonderful faith building words.

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**I received this book from Bring It On! Communications, in exchange for my honest review – no other compensation was given.

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