|Prism by Rachel Moschell|
Wara Cadogan is a missionary in Bolivia, struggling to put her less than perfect past behind her, when she finds herself captured by a Muslim organization known as the Prism.
Alejo is one of the leaders of the Prism, among whom he fights against the many social injustices, but the discovery of a Bible in his native language might just be the beginning of something new.
When Alejo, sees Wara taken hostage by the Prism he knows what he must do. How far will he go to protect her, and at what cost?
This book kept me up late on weeknights, burning the midnight oil! Filled with well-rounded characters, so real that you can't help but believe they are living people, well conveyed descriptions, and plenty of action, Prism brought Bolivia to life right before my eyes.
One of the things that really stands out in this book is the question, how far would you go for your faith? There are devoted Muslims who believe they are paying the highest tribute possible to Allah setting off bombs, killing many innocents among the targeted on one end of the spectrum. And a Christian missionary family that struggles with whether they should fight for what is right at the risk of their ministry.
Prism is a kaleidoscope of colorful characters, my favorite probably being Wara, because of her vulnerability and personal struggles. Alejo was a character that really grew on me as the story progressed and as I got to know him better, and really came to respect his strong sense of determination to stand up for what was right. If I were to tell you about what I liked about each of the characters we would be here all day!
Another reason I liked this book was that I am always fascinated by books about missionaries :)
Overall, Prism is a well-written, heart-pounding read, with spot-on descriptions. I would highly recommend it to pretty much everyone, especially lovers of Christian suspense. This is definitely a five star read. And I eagerly await the next in the series, Reverb.
I actually bought this book for kindle on Amazon.com and was then requested to do a review by the author. I was not required to give a positive review, but only to state my honest opinions. Thank you!
You can buy your own copy for $0.99 here: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005QGUC3I/ref=cm_cr_thx_view
Oh, yay! Another suspense novel!ReplyDelete
I think the best part is that it's only $0.99!
Yes! I hope you check it out :)Delete
Thanks for stopping by Rosie!
WOW!! This isn't my type of book, but SOOOOOO glad you loved it, Faye!!! 5 star ratings are few and far between, that must've been SOME book :)ReplyDelete
The story sounds amazing and I like the theme of how far would you go for your faith, us Americans are not persecuted for our faith as so many other countries are (referring to other Christians and missionaries, not the extremists). Good stuff. Love your mention of colorful characters, that's always a treat :)
Thanks for stating that you bought the book, praying God will compensate you and bless you immeasurably for that since you agreed to doing the review. Thanks for your honesty and happy you enjoyed it, blessings Faye!
It had me staying up past 3 am for sure!Delete
Yes, it's hard to imagine how tough it would be to leave Islam. You are right, we don't have to fight for our lives everyday because of our religion. And when I read a book about missionaries or other religions, I am always reminded of how blessed I am to be where I am.
Thank you, Kara! You always so encouraging and your comments cheer up my day. Thanks!