Saturday, March 15, 2014

The Turning by Davis Bunn

The message was unexpected but instantly recognizable. 
A voice resonated from a distance and somehow from within. 
Against all earthly logic, it carried a divine command.  And five very different
people knew they were summoned to obey.
 Their actions were demanding, but not particularly grand.  Only later would they see a pattern emerge - one that links their tasks together and comes to challenge the cultural direction of the
nation.  They realize that one small personal response unveiled a new realm
of moral responsibility.  And this affirmation of everyday hope captures the
attention of millions.
But power and money are at stake.  Malicious elements soon align themselves to counter the trend.  To succeed they must also undermine its source.

  Can we really believe that God speaks to
people today?  Surely this must be dismissed as superstition or delusion. 
These well-intentioned but misguided individuals should not be allowed to cast our
society back into the Dark Ages.The public debate and media frenzy place an unprecedented spotlight on knowing and doing God's will.  The five encounter threats, but try to remain steadfast in their faith.  Had God indeed imparted wisdom on selected individuals?  Is this sweep of events part of his divine
The movement may herald a profound renewal - one that some
are calling The Turning... 

My review:
  Davis Bunn is an author who writes all kinds of books. You can't read one of his books and pigeon hole his style or genre'. This book is an example of that. It is different from his last few he has written. I wasn't sure I was going to like it at first, and it took me a while to understand where he was going with it, but it did turn out to be an enjoyable book.

 The book presents an intriguing look at how we can be influenced to go after ideas and new things on the market. It also shows how God can move people to do His will, and how He can give victory over powerful foes.

 I wouldn't say this is one of Bunn's best or strongest books, but it was a decent and enjoyable read.

About the author:

Davis Bunn is a four-time Christy Award-winning, best-selling author now serving as writer-in-residence at Regent's Park College, Oxford University in the United Kingdom. Defined by readers and reviewers as a "wise teacher," "gentleman adventurer," "consummate writer," and "Renaissance man," his work in business took him to over 40 countries around the world, and his books have sold more than seven million copies in sixteen languages.

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  • The Turning is available from River North Publishing.
    Thanks to edify media for the review copy.