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  1. The Promise
    The Promise
    Beth Wiseman
    Thomas Nelson / 2014 / Trade Paperback
    $11.99 Retail: $15.99 Save 25% ($4.00)
    4 Stars Out Of 5 14 Reviews
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  1. Age: 25-34
    Gender: female
    3 Stars Out Of 5
    Not a personal favorite, but a good story.
    May 28, 2015
    AddLibrarian
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: female
    Quality: 3
    Value: 3
    Meets Expectations: 2
    I really liked the premise of this book. (A woman is seduced into traveling to Pakistan by a charming man who tells her that she will be saving the life of a young girl.) This kind of thing does happen, so I was intrigued. Let me first say that this was a good story and I enjoyed it. Mallory, the heroine, is motivated by a desire to help someone in a sad situation. Several characters who are of the Muslim faith are portrayed very well. (My favorite character was Mallory's Muslim friend Soraya.) Often discussions about faith in books like this one are stilted and forced, but Mallory and Soraya's conversations felt real and honest.

    Having said all that, I still felt like Mallory was crazy! I'm not skeptical of the situation and I don't want to judge anyone who's made those choices, (this book is based on a true story) but I didn't feel that there was enough motivation for Mallory to make the choices that she did. I think that's on the author, but maybe it's just me. I was ready and willing to be convinced and I just couldn't quite get there.
  2. Arkansas
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    Wow
    February 6, 2015
    Tings Mom
    Arkansas
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    I didn't really know what to expect from this book, and my first read from Beth Wiseman. But all I can say is "Wow".

    This story started very slow for me. I almost put the book down a couple of times because I was a little put-off by what appeared to be pro-Muslim content. But I realized later that a lot of that was simply background information to set up the story that was to come.

    Once the main character headed off on her journey, the story took a full turn and I couldn't read fast enough. This story will pull at you emotionally and leave you devestated by things that happen outside of our country. But it will also leaving you with a sense of "Wow" at how God took such a horrible situation and worked with it.

    The truth behind this entire story is that God is taking care of us. He listens to our prayers, He knows our needs, and He does things in His time and for reasons that sometimes only He can understand. But if we truly lean on him, He will get us through.

    I recommend this as a must-read for everyone.

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for a review.
  3. Colorado
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: female
    1 Stars Out Of 5
    A big disappointment
    December 27, 2014
    Peaches
    Colorado
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: female
    Quality: 1
    Value: 1
    Meets Expectations: 1
    I was extremely disappointed and disgusted with The Promise. This was my first novel from Beth Wiseman and it will be my last.

    I never understood where the author was coming from spiritually speaking. Mallory has no faith and doesn't seem to have any desire to understand God. Tate is a devoted Catholic yet he sleeps with his girlfriend {Mallory} and wants her to move in with him. Ismail and Soraya are Muslims and are engaged to one another, but they are also sharing the bed before marriage. I don't appreciate the fact that intimacy outside of marriage was portrayed and even encouraged throughout the book.

    I was disappointed that the Quran was mentioned the most throughout the book with an emphasis on what it said rather than the written Word of God, the Bible. The way the author talked about Catholics, Muslims, and Christians seemed like she was saying all religions are the same and it just depends on which religion we're born into. The author was never clear on who the one and only God is - His love, mercy, caring, and forgiveness was never brought to light and more importantly, salvation through the shed blood of Jesus was never mentioned. When Jesus was mentioned he was mentioned as only a prophet which is what the Quran says. There was no emphasis on true Christianity so I am confused as to why this book is labeled under Christian fiction. To finish it off the author used a nasty cuss word towards the end of the book which was absolutely not necessary!

    Have we, believers of Jesus Christ, conditioned ourselves to just accept the ways of the world? Do we think a cuss word here and there or unmarried couples sleeping with one another is okay? Do we simply bypass our convictions just so we can read a good storyline? When I pick up a Christian fiction book I always feel safe opening the pages because I know it will be clean and wholesome, but this book was the opposite. . .

    I cannot, in good conscience, recommend this book for no one can take away from it that there is one way of salvation through Jesus Christ and that He is the one and only true God - the God that the Bible presents.

    ** I was given a complimentary copy of this book from BookLook Bloggers for an honest review. All thoughts are my own and no other compensation was received. **
  4. Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    An amazing cautionary tale...
    November 30, 2014
    JCMorrows
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    WOW! WOW! WOW!

    The Promise is the kind of story that every single young person needs to read!

    Parents BUY this book for your young women! Because I can tell you, FROM PERSONAL EXPERIENCE, that this kind of thing does not ONLY happen when going across oceans to another culture! It can happen right in your own backyard!

    One reviewer said I know things like this happen.sometimes it is just easier to put our heads in the sand. and that seems to be what far too many of us parents do.

    DONT!

    THANK YOU to Beth Wiseman for taking such a courageous step and writing this amazing book! I can not imagine the depths your research took you to BRAVO!

    And THANK YOU Beth, for infusing this story with such a powerful message of God! If ever there was a place for it

    BRAVO!

    I received this book free in exchange for an honest review.
  5. Farmington, MO
    Age: Over 65
    Gender: female
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    Inspired by Actual Events
    November 12, 2014
    Caroljo
    Farmington, MO
    Age: Over 65
    Gender: female
    Sixteen year old Mallory's parents refused to give permission for her to donate a kidney to save her cousin's life. Mallory's life goal is to "save a life". When her urologist boss, a Muslim from Pakistan, tells her of his cousin's daughter who has cancer and needs to come to the US for treatment, Mallory wants to help. She skypes with the smooth talking cousin who needs to marry an American in order to bring his daughter to the US.

    Despite the fact that she loves a man in Houston, Mallory goes to Pakistan to marry the cousin and enable his daughter to receive treatment. Once in Pakistan, Mallory learns the daughter does not even have cancer and that Abdul is not the man she thought. Getting back to the United States proves to be very difficult and dangerous.

    The Promise is inspired by actual events. It was a very interesting read and shows what an American woman can experience when they enter a very different culture. I received this book in a giveaway and would recommend it to others.
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