There were a lot of things to like about this book, like different aspects of the Mexican culture and the spiritual thread in the story. Since I live in Arizona, I knew all of the phrases and words that the author used to add a bit of culture to the book. She also included many traditions. I learned a bit about the Mayan culture and their hatred for the people who they saw as destroying their ancient culture. That was interesting, as was how the Mayan people perceived Virginia. The love story between Marty and Susanna was sweet. I just wish it had started earlier in the book. However, it was a great example of waiting on the Lord to show you who He wants you to marry. The gang violence was believable and the conflict Roberto felt was poignant. The subplot regarding Alberto was touching, too. This book just didn't enthuse me like the other two in the series that I've read had. Then again, every book can't be a favorite, now can it? I found this one to be a bit repetitious in places, or it would've ranked higher on my list. Other than that, it was a good read.
More Than Conquerors by Kathi Macias has done it again written a book so good it want let the reader put it down until the last page is read. Where No Greater Love was heartbreaking, More Than Conquerors is heartwarming, but not in a sentimental way. Kathi takes her readers on a trip with a warm, loving family the Rodriguez family.The setting in todays Mexico with the problems of gangs and religious persecution adds to the tension in the story line. I felt as if I were in Mexico but I didn't know any of Spanish words. Kathi Macias love for authenticity and accuracy stand out in this novel full of faith, hope, and love.The primary characters courageous stand for Christ should encourage all Christians to have a bold witness for Him. "More Than Conquerors" is an excellent book that I highly recommend. Dont miss out on reading this book!Kathi has captured my attention, and I'm looking forward to "Red Ink" the next book in the series. You can pick up a copy at any bookstore or order online.This book was sent to me free by Kathi Macias with no request for review. That is my choice.
More than Conquerors A Page-Turner and Must-ReadKathi Macias writes with passion and purpose. She has done it again in her novel, More than Conquerors. I felt as if I were in Mexico and loved the sprinkling of Spanish words and names of streets and places I had visited in my travels throughout Mexico. Kathi Macias love for authenticity and accuracy stand out in this novel full of faith, hope, and love. I read the book almost non-stop. For those of us who have an interest in missions, this novel reminds us of the challenges and dangers of those who serve in other lands. For those who dont have an interest in missions, they may develop one by reading this novel in Kathis series of fiction with a mission. I highly recommend this book.
The second book in the Extreme Devotion Series, "More than Conquerors" is an amazing book. It will transport you to Tijuana and San Juan Chamula, and make you realize how blessed you are to have freedom to worship in the manner you choose. This story is very realistic, heart warming, and at times heart-wrenching. In this book, Kathi deals with the growing hostility of Mayans and others in Mexico. She is not shy with putting a realism. She includes not only the problem of Christians going into Mayan country, but she also deals with the trouble of the gangs and drugs in places like Tijuana. Again, Kathi, has brought a beautiful story of faith, hope, love, forgiveness, and commitment to life. I love her writing style and her way with making these stories seem so real. Kathi has captured my attention, and I'm looking forward to "Red Ink" the next book in the series. I cannot praise this series enough!!
More Than Conquerors by Kathi Macias is the second book in the Extreme Devotion series that began with No Greater Love. Hector is pastoring a small church in Tijuana while his mother, Victoria, evangelizes to a much smaller group deep in the Mexican countryside where Mayan superstition still rules and any teaching different is viewed with suspicion and even in danger for their lives. Marty has finished Bible college and is working to help Hector while trying to figure out God's plan for him in the mission field. Macias takes these different strands and weaves them all together in a story of how God is working all over the world. An aura of danger emanates from the very first page, and the reader can't help but turn pages faster and faster as the quiet action picks up and hearts are broken. Macias has really hit her stride as an author with this series. It is filled with realistic characters and powerful stories. It almost feels like the reader is looking in on real people as they struggle with faith, hope, loss, and love.