Thursday, January 12, 2012

One Step Away by Eric Wilson

A Modern Twist on One of the World's Oldest Tales

Bret and Sara Vreeland have been targeted. Someone has plans for them, a plot that reaches into their past and threatens their future.

When one of Sara's patients dies, a mysterious old man, he leaves his fortune to her and her family. They have no idea they are part of an experiment. Satan once tested Job through trials, but failed to break him. Now Satan has sought God's permission to test the Vreelands with a $6,000,000 blessing.

As their lives take turn for the better, will their souls take a turn for the worse?

My review:
Eric Wilson has written some strange books. Good strange though, not bad strange. This book doesn't fall into the strange category, but does fall into the good. The very good. A mark of how much I enjoy a book is whether I read through it in one day, and I did this one. I unfortunately started reading it before work, and had to wait until after work to finish it, but finish it I did, around 1:30 am this morning.

The book was suspenseful and entertaining, and I thought Eric did a tremendous job of showing the effects on a family of becoming an instant millionaire. It sounds great, and I would like to have more money, but through a fictional account, he shows the effects on a marriage, the inner workings of family, and on their souls.

I have liked everything I have read by Eric, but this is at the top of the list. I am anticipating the release of the next book in this series.

About the author:
Eric Wilson is a New York Times best-selling author with a gift for weaving spiritual realities into the extreme difficulties and dark challenges of real life. After the firestorm of success with the best seller Fireproof, Eric established himself as a master of the spiritual thriller in the Jerusalem Undead Trilogy for Thomas Nelson. Currently he is penning a new series for Bay Forest, By the Numbers.

One Step Away is available from Bay Forest Books.

I purchased this book and the review was done on my own.