Saturday, May 24, 2014

Christian Persecution: How it Could Happen in America

Based on the film by Daniel Lusko, Robin Parrish has crafted a novel that is best read cover-to-cover in one sitting, if possible. Persecuted: I Will Not be Silent is a page-turner partly because it seems so plausible in a day when homeschoolers from Germany are denied asylum and schoolchildren are told they can't write about Jesus or pass out Christmas cards to friends at recess.  Or a world in which America leaves citizens in Muslim prisons to languish.  

The fictional John Luther, like many preachers before him, lives in a time and place in which he must choose to obey God or government.  When John chooses God, his enemies (and former friends) go to great lengths to frame him, ruin his reputation, and hijack his television ministry.  When John refuses to give up and sets out to uncover their conspiracy, those enemies show just how far they will go to silence John and the gospel.  How many must die?

The question asked of John Luther can be asked of every Christian.  What would it take to stop you from spreading the gospel message? I hope there will be a sequel, as I think John Luther has a lot more to say!

I received a free review copy of this book from Bethany House publishers.  

Friday, May 9, 2014

Money Myths Cleared Up Thanks to Steve Forbes

Living subversively in the twenty-first century means insisting on finding truth and living truth while those around you live the lies.  America may be a country full of commerce and innovation, but it is also a country full of people who are largely ignorant when it comes to money.  Steve Forbes, a man who has some experience with money, offers a book that is simple, yet very smart.  I highly recommend getting a copy of Money when it is released on June 3. I received a free electronic advance review copy through Net Galley for my honest review of the book.