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Number of Pages: 512
Vendor: Penguin Books
Publication Date: 2011
Series: Patrick Bowers Files
Evelyn OlsonRiverton WyAge: Over 65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5A great mysteryFebruary 2, 2012Evelyn OlsonRiverton WyAge: Over 65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I have been enjoying Stephen James books to the fullest.
The Bishop was very exciting and as his other books very hard to put down. It grabs you from the first page and holds your interest to the very last page. Patrick Bowers is an amazing FBI agent that leaves you on the edge of your seat wondering what will happen next. He stays with the crime until he gets his man. Stephen James writes a great novel without using curse words or filthy language. I am now reading his last novel The Queen and will be waiting for his next novel to come out. I have read all five of his books and have enjoyed all immensely.
omieAge: 55-65Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5January 4, 2012omieAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Love reading Steven James' books. It is hard to put it down. The only thing is he has a lot of characters in his books. He does keep you on your toes.
ilove2read2CaliforniaAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5exciting!June 26, 2011ilove2read2CaliforniaAge: 55-65Gender: femaleIf you like this kind of fast paced mystery thriller, but don't like the overly graphic violence and sex that usually go with it, this book provides all the page turning exciting plots and characters. But it's still not for the faint of heart!
glnnsterNew JerseyAge: 55-65Gender: male5 Stars Out Of 5Highly readableMarch 11, 2011glnnsterNew JerseyAge: 55-65Gender: maleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This book follows the Bowers series and matches suspense with the best of them.
Amanda5 Stars Out Of 5Excellent book!!October 12, 2010AmandaQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 5I enjoyed every one of the Patrick Bowers Series and have waited anxiously for this one. The graphic detail hasn't bothered me in any of Steven James' books and I feel that it adds to the books. As I read this book I felt that James' writing style has changed somewhat and I was somewhat disappointed that I knew who one of the killers was right away. The other Bowers' books had me guessing until the end and that was one of the aspects that I liked about his books. That comment aside, I LOVED this book and am waiting impatiently for summer to come so I can read The Queen.
Author: Steven James
Submitted: November 28, 2012
Tell us a little about yourself. Im a father, husband, storyteller, adventurer and lover of stories with a twist at the end.
What was your motivation behind this project? I was considering the question of what makes humans different from animals. At first I thought the answer would be, Well, humans have souls, but then I came across Ecclesiastes 3:21 that says, Who knows if the spirit of man rises upward and if the spirit of the animal goes down into the earth? Id never heard in church that animals had spirits just as humans do, so this verse really got me to thinking. The storyline for The Bishop grew out of my journey deeper into this question.
What do you hope folks will gain from this project? A greater sense of the dignity and worth of human life.
How were you personally impacted by working on this project? This book required more research on philosophy, science and human nature than any of my previous novels. I learned a lot about the point of view of those who believe in evolution and about the impact that has on their view of humans, and of the point of view of those who believe in creation, and the impact that has on how they view human life. It was eye-opening. Its frightening where reasoning from a worldview that does not include God will lead you in the realms of justifying evil and immorality.
Who are your influences, sources of inspiration or favorite authors / artists? While researching this book, I dove into apologetics and found that Peter Kreeft is probably my favorite author in that field.
Anything else you'd like readers / listeners to know: This is my deepest, most philosophical novel to date. It was also the one with the most intense climax. If you like thought-provoking, intense thrillers, then youll love The Bishop.