I asked a reader to read the newest book I received from you allcalled "The Lord is My Shepherd", Book 1 of the Psalm 23 series. Shesaid that the book was exciting, gripping, funny at times and hadprayers and all, but that the body count was way too high, andinvolved the deaths of children. There were 26 known deaths, plus abus full of people that you have to guess were dead or not. In response to that info, I wonder if you really want to encouragepeople to buy a book that while it may be "religious" in atleast parts of it, would be so gory. I regret buying this book, andwill not buy any more from this author. I have many women readers inmy church who would be sickened by such a book. I also feel that perhaps I will need to take a much closer look atsome of your new authors, as books should be refreshing for readers,rather than to make them feel like they are reading an ordinary gorymystery. Thank you very much.
Cindy is horrified and has to take time off work after finding a dead body in the church, but then they start stacking up like firewood (there must have been over twenty or thirty by the end) and she doesn't seem to be that affected anymore. Maybe she becomes immune to all the dying? The cross necklace left at the crime scene is supposed to be an important clue, but the one main detective assigned to the case literally takes forever to locate and interview all the church members who have one of the necklaces. Cindy keeps looking online and surprising the detective with information his department can't figure out. Doesn't this town take serial killers very seriously? Also, the author never explains how one man is able to overpower and kill so many people. At different points in the story, he somehow manages to kill two police officers, take over a busload of tourists and kill them all, and crucify three men on crosses. Do none of these people, including armed officers, fight back? Are we to expect they just sit back and let themselves be murdered?
This mystery was a lot more violent than I usually read but the Easter Story in the Bible is a violent though blessing event in the end. The author did a good job of bringing the story to a modern telling of the Easter story event. My favorite part of the book was the description of the passover celebration events told in great detail by describing the meaning of the Jewish food eaten during this time and the meaning of each family get together to celebrate passover. I don't think I will read another book in this series though.Too violent for me.
No, no, No!!! With over 700 Christian Fiction titles in my collection (and 400 non-fiction), I cannot believe that this book made it into the category of Christian Fiction. While I really liked the developing relationship of the Cindy, the church secretary and Jeremiah, the rabbi, the rest of the book was a great disappointment! For me, not just because of the overly described gory details--although those were bad enough--it was the lack of redemption in the story, that lack of finding the grace and love of Christ Jesus. And, no, I was not looking for a "happy ending" -- in fact pursued the book to the end, looking for HIM. I did not find Him; I found a few good people--but little to no glimpse of that goodness coming from a relationship to, and with. God. My recommendation: Don't read it.
I was very disgusted with this book. I expect a book that is found on a Christian website to be a "clean read." I believe the author went way to far with her graphic descriptions of the murder scenes. I also feel the plot line was unrealistic. I mean really how many people can one person kill at a time. I like a good murder mystery, but I don't want to be left feeling sick to my stomach due to the gory descriptions. I wouldn't recommend this book to anyone who wants to keep their mind from evil.