Monday, June 17, 2013

Fear Has A Name by Creston Mapes

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
Fear Has a Name
David C. Cook (June 1, 2013)
Creston Mapes


Creston has fond memories of his boyhood in Bath, Ohio, where he became enchanted with his future wife, way back in the fourth grade. His father, Bernie, owned and operated The Weathervane Furniture Shop in town. The whole family lived right upstairs in the century-old house known as "The Shop."

Creston studied journalism at Bowling Green State University, then began his writing career. During the past 30 years, he has worked as a reporter, corporate copywriter, creative director, freelance writer, and author.


From popular suspense author Creston Mapes comes another faith-building thriller, a tale that follows journalist Jack Crittendon as he fights to protect his family from a stalker's terrifying schemes, investigates a pastor's mysterious disappearance, and struggles to keep his faith amidst unthinkable fear.

With his family's safety on the line, Crittendon realizes there are secrets behind "Christian" walls--secrets with painful, deadly implications. He must find the faith to trust a God who allows inconceivable trials, and the courage to guard his family, with danger exploding at every turn.

Through it all--the sharp, character-driven writing for which Mapes is known--takes fans and new readers on an edge-of-your-seat journey that explores the harsh, far-reaching consequences of bullying and the Christian response to fear.

If you would like to read the first chapter of Fear Has a Name, go HERE.

My review:
   Creston Mapes is a new author to me, and if this book is any indication of what kind of writer he is, I definitly want to read more of his books.

 This book is the first in a series, The Crittendon Files. I really like the main character Mapes has created for the series, Jack Crittendon, a newspaper journalist, and look forward to reading more in the series.
  I like it when an author writes a Christian novel and isn't afraid to make it Christian. The book is suspense, and is a great suspense novel with a lot of nail biting moments, action, and drama, but it also deals with issues of faith and has a great Christian message. The main characters struggle with strill trusting God even when bad things happen and it seeems God is not intervening and answering prayer. That must be a theme God is trying to beat into my head as I have read several novels lately dealing with trusting God.

  I enjoyed this book, a lot. Mapes has written a great suspense novel while showing that God can and should be trusted, even when things are going bad for us.


Creston Mapes said...


Thanks much for the great review bro.

Creston Mapes

Creston Mapes said...


Thanks for the great review bro.

Creston Mapes