Thursday, May 19, 2011

S. R. McDaniel Stolen Soul: The Beginning A powerful Christian thriller.

I like this book because it flowed easily from beginning to end. I found it very hard to put the book down. I would have finished the book in three days if I didn't have to pause and tend to things like eating and sleeping and church.

The fictional Jesusland reminded me of Jonestown and the massacre that occurred there on November 18, 1978 when led by Rev. Jim Jones. The difference here was that Jones actually killed the television reporters. The biological weapons the police used hurt at least fourteen people in the book.

There are two things that bothered me about the character "the Preacher": 1) Why can't some of these people who had a bad childhood rechannel their energies instead of lashing out at society? 2) Why is it that people about to face something life-altering find God too late to make a difference to them? There wouldn't be a story to tell if it were that simple. Humans are flawed, so the Preacher was no different.

This is a must-read for those who like mysteries and enjoy Christian thrillers.

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