Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Persecuted: I Will Not Be Silent by Robin Parrish, with a giveaway

"The framers of our Constitution meant we were to have freedom of religion, not freedom from religion." --Reverend Billy Graham The Question Is Not If Attempts Will Be Made 
to Limit Religious Freedoms, But When. 
And When That Day Comes, Will You Stay Silent? 

A storm is coming. 

The most popular evangelist of his day, John Luther, simply wants to share the Gospel and enjoy a quiet life with his family. He never asked to be at the center of a political controversy, but an ill wind has been blowing through the halls of Congress, and supporters of a new religious-equality bill see Luther's endorsement as critical. 

But when Luther refuses to lend his support, he unknowingly sets in motion an explosive plan bent on destroying his reputation and undermining everything for which he stands. His once-normal life is turned upside down as he becomes a fugitive left with only one dangerous option--putting everything he holds most dear at risk while he fights to expose the truth. It is a mission that brings him face-to-face with the coming storm of persecution that could threaten the very fabric of our nation's freedoms.

My review:

   This book was on my wish list, and then I got the chance to review it, so I of course grabbed it. It is based on the movie of the same name that will be releasing later this month. 

  The story wasn't quite what I expected. I was expecting it to be about Christians being persecuted, but it is about one man being in the way of legislation that could open the door for the persecution of Christians. The events in  the book may seem a bit extreme, but with the corruptness of politicians, it isn't that much of a stretch to imagine that politicians could set up and frame someone who is in the way of what they want done. It has been done before, and will be done again.

   I really liked the main character. Sometimes preachers who are well known, have a big church and a large following, can seem shallow and self absorbed, but the preacher in this story was the real deal, and is the kind of people who will be in the way of the government some day.

   This was a very enjoyable read. It had a lot of action and suspense, something I love, and had some great characters throughout the story. It was entertaining, yet also a sobering warning of where we could go as a country, and of where we are heading day by day.

About the author:

Novelist. Journalist. Pop culture guru.

Just a few words to describe Robin Parrish, a culturally-minded writer with a passion for archetypal mythologies and the truths they represent about the nature of our existence.

Robin is the author of Bethany House Publishers' suspense thrillers, The Dominion Trilogy: Relentless,Fearless, and Merciless; the just-released scifi epic Offworld, and the upcoming supernatural thrillerNightmare.

He's been a journalist for more than fourteen years, covering all aspects of pop culture and entertainment. This gives him a unique viewpoint as a novelist: his love for great storytelling across all mediums informs his writing in ways few other novelists can claim. Alongside books, he cites among his most prominent influences television shows, comic books, and movies, and the creative minds behind some of the most innovative fiction being produced today.

Persecuted: I Will Not Be Silent is available from Bethany House Publishers.
Thanks to FlyBy Promotions for the review copy and giveaway copy.

Check out the website  and Facebook page for the movie.

   Courtesy of FlyBy Promotions, I have one copy of the book Persecuted: I Will Not Be Silent to give away to one winner.

To enter, do one of the following:
1) "Like" the Facebook page for the movie, and comment on this post saying you did.
2) Watch the movie trailer, comment on this post saying you did.
3) Comment and say if you have read any books by Robin Parrish, and if so, name one.

I will pick a winner using 2 weeks from today on July 23.


LauraHix said...

Posted on FB liked the page and shared the trailer!!