Thursday, July 30, 2009

They Shall See God by Athol Dickson

Suspenseful! I literally held my breath at times. Sometimes I would put the book down saying, "I just can't read anymore." And then I picked it back up and turned the page.

I love how Dickson writes. I think this book had one of the best hooks of any I've read. After the first chapter I was in.

The story is heartbreaking and nerve wracking. The characters are vivid and I just wanted to reach in and shake some of them. I wanted to hide from some and hug others.

It is full of bizarre events and imagery. Someone is murdering people in the most unusual ways.

The story revolves around the age-old conflict between Jews and Christians. Old prejudices. Ancient grudges. The author knows what he is talking about here because he has spent a lot of time in a Jewish Temple studying Torah.

It has beautiful spiritual lessons and depth. Beyond the suspense and sadness there is truth about love, acceptance, and what Christianity is really about.

If you read this book, it is quite possible you shall see God

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