Tom Pawliks Vanish is an outstanding read! This incredibly suspenseful novel begins by following the lives of three very different people as they struggle through life without Christ. When the massive storm cloud rolls in, knocking out power and knocking these individuals unconscious, the reader knows that a dramatic (and traumatic) event is occurring in the story. Sightings of human-looking creatures without faces provides evidence of this, as does the fact that these people cannot find their loved ones.This amazing rapture story is written like the best suspense novels Ive ever cracked the cover on. Tom Pawliks style reminds me of Stephen King. He weaves the stories within this multi-dimensional plot with precision, making the writing craft look effortless. This is a book that I will leave in my lunchroom at work so that others who wouldnt normally pick up a Christian book will be exposed to Christ. I cant wait to read Toms next book Valley of the Shadow.
Vanish captivates you... you will never guess what is going to happen! I couldn't turn the pages fast enough! It is absolutely for christians AND non-christians, and it has a very clear picture of the redemptive work of Christ for people who understand allegories! Can't wait to see what Tom Pawlik has in store next!
I did not like this at all. It was an easy read and was intriguing. But it was very dark. It read like a Stephen King novel. It really never dealt with the redemptive work of Christ. The closest it came was "God saved you for a reason." It is not a book that held any uplifting message or even a strong warning. It's theology of the afterlife is faulty too. It is not a book I would give to non-Christians or even recommend to Christian friends. This is the authors second novel, how does he win Operation First Novel with it? That seems unfair to all who entered the contest with their first novel.
Excellent book! It was both entertaining and thought provoking; full of mind bending truths and evangelism. I felt like I journeyed to the brink with Connor and back. I will be watching for Tom Pawlik's next books, he will have a shelf all his own in my library!