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Vendor: Moody Publishing
Publication Date: 2009
Availability: In Stock
DAVID LAMBERT (M.F.A., University of Montana) is senior fiction editor at Howard Books and also sits on the Editorial Board of Jerry Jenkins's Christian Writers Guild. Previously he spent 18 years as an acquiring editor at Zondervan. Dave is the author of ten published books, including The Missionary, co-authored with William Carmichael, and the Gold Medallion Award winning Jumper Fables, co-authored with Ken Davis. His short fiction has been published in periodicals as diverse as TQ, The Chariton Review, Sand, Virtue, Moody Magazine, Guideposts for Kids, and Story. David resides in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Davids actions affect not only himself but his family, as well. Christie, his wife, is surprised to learn of Davids involvement, and after the Eller family is forced into hiding, she has to decide if she can forgive her husband as Colossians 3:13 says, Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. She learns what unconditional love really means.
The Missionary is a gripping story that will keep readers on the edge of their seats; it is fast-paced with smooth dialogue, allowing glances into each characters heart and thought process. The novel addresses issues such as forgiveness and Jesus involvement in politics, offering fresh perspectives that hold to biblical principles and are sure to make readers think.
Violence and torture are mentioned. As such, this book is not recommend for those younger than 14. The Missionary is relevant to todays situation in Venezuela, making it a riveting story for all adults. The book has plenty of action and drama for men, and Carmichael and Lambert incorporate a little romance and emotion for their female audience.
Carmichael and Lambert successfully weave many characters vantage points together. Although most people will probably never become involved in an attempted assassination, the characters thoughts are relatable and logical under the circumstances found in the novel. The ending was disappointing, however. Many of the loose ends are not tied up. The plot was well conceived, though, and worth following. This book would make an excellent gift or addition to a personal library. Caitlin Wilson, www.ChristianBookPreviews.com