Sunday, November 6, 2011

The Guardian by Robbie Cheuvront and Erik Reed

Plunge into the world of seen and unseen forces in The Guardian. Anna Riley has just come into possession of a two-thousand-year old scroll that God gave to John the Disciple. Her mission—to guard the scroll and unlock its secret. Jason Lang, her protector, has his work cut out for him as they begin their journey around the world, facing corruption and dodging bullets—all the while trying to keep his attraction to Anna at bay. Will he succeed in defending the woman he’s vowed to protect? Will Anna, forced to trust other people to stay alive, fulfill the challenge that she’s accepted?

My review:
Just within a period of a few days, I received three different books to review all having to do with a scroll. This was one of the three, and the most riveting and interesting of the three.

It starts out with the idea that in the book of Revelation when John is commanded to eat a book, that he regurgitates that book, or scroll, and his descendants have been charged with the safekeeping of that scroll down through the ages.

Enter Anna Riley. Upon the death of a grandfather she didn't even know was alive, she has the responsibility of the scroll's safe keeping thrust upon her.

I really loved and enjoyed this book. It had non-stop action and suspense, something that I love in a book, and the plot was terrific. There was a lot of globe-trotting from the Vatican to London and places in between.

The conclusion of the book was something totally unexpected, but was a great ending. This story is truly a masterpiece of fiction. I thoroughly enjoyed it and could not put it down until I had finished it. This was the first book from this writing duo, and I am eagerly anticipating their second book, and definitely plan on reading it.

About the authors:

Robbie Cheuvront

Robbie is the worship pastor of The Journey Church in Lebanon, Tennessee, and cofounder of C&R Ministries with Erik. He is also a songwriter and formerly toured with BNA recording artists, Lonestar. Robbie is married to Tiffany and has two children, Cason and Hadyn, and is  currently pursuing a theology degree.

Erik Reed

Erik is the lead pastor and an elder of The Journey Church in Lebanon, Tennessee. He graduate from Western Kentucky University with a B.A. in Religious Studies. He also graduated with his MDiv from Southern Seminary. Erik is married to Katrina, with two children, Kaleb and Kaleigh.

Check out their website.

Read the first chapter of The Guardian here.

Book trailer:

Author interview:

The Guardian is available from Barbour Publishing.

Thanks to Barbour for the review copy.