Monday, July 25, 2011

Freedom's Stand by Jeanette Windle

Jamil renounced a life of jihad when he encountered the life-changing message of Jesus Christ, but villagers and authorities in the hills of Afghanistan respond with skepticism . . . and even violence.

Relief worker Amy Mallory is shocked by the changes in her organization—changes with dire implications for the women and children under her care. And concern for her former assistant, Jamil, weighs heavily on her heart.

Former Special Forces veteran Steve Wilson faces off against the riots and corruption of Kabul’s upcoming election. He's looking for something that will give his life purpose but is confident that he won’t find it in Afghanistan.

All three are searching for love and freedom in a country where political and religious injustice runs rampant. But when religious freedom becomes a matter of life and death, they discover that the cost of following Jesus may require the ultimate sacrifice.
My review:I loved the book that this is a sequel to, Veiled Freedom, and hoped that there would be a sequel, and was happy to see there was going to be.
It took me a while to get through this book. Granted, the book didn't go quite the way I was hoping it would, so I stalled out after a certain point. Veiled Freedom was a faster read for me, and I did enjoy it more. This book was harder for me to get through, but still had a great plot and ending, and it was great to read more of Jamil and Amy's story and again visit Afghanistan through the pages of a fiction book.

  The book was still an enjoyable read, just not as much as the first.
About the author:
As the child of missionary parents, award-winning author and journalist Jeanette Windle grew up in the rural villages, jungles, and mountains of Colombia, now guerrilla hot zones. Her detailed research and writing is so realistic that it has prompted government agencies to question her to determine if she has received classified information. Curently based in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Jeanette has lived in six countries and traveled in more than twenty. She has more than a dozen books in print, including the political/suspense best seller CrossFire and the Parker Twins juvenile mystery series.

Freedom's Stand is available from Tyndale House Publishing.

Thanks to Tyndale for the review copy.