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Vendor: Tyndale House
Publication Date: 2010
Through the ordeal, the least-worried family member is Connor, who became a Christian after watching a television preacher. Vance and Lindy learn from Connor to obey Jesus command in Matthew 18:3: "I tell you the truth, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven." When the Graegans choose to trust Christ, amazing things happen.
The major characters are believable and relatable. Seeing the Graegans try to cope without their belongings makes the reader appreciate God's blessings and reconsider what is important in life. Fun minor characters add occasional levity. Vance's upscale mother-in-law and Lindy's talkative lawyer provide comic relief in tense situations.
Guttridge masters the suspense genre by turning the most trivial event into a life-threatening dark alley. Every knock on the door of the Graegan's new condo is a threat. Gutteridge doesn't shy away from graphic depictions to intensify the situation. We see a couple of freshly dead bodies and Vance's flashbacks to the sniper shootings describe the attacks in detail. Because of these aspects, I would only recommend Possession for mature readers. The book also includes an interview with Gutteridge about her inspirations for Possession and discussion questions for a group. Alexandra Mellen, www.ChristianBookPreviews.com