Monday, December 3, 2012

Resurrect by David E Stevens, with a giveaway

Preventing his burning fighter from crashing into a neighborhood, Navy Commander Josh Logan ejects ... too late.

Critically injured, he's offered a new life and mission exploit highly classified military technology to stop a global cataclysm. The price? He'll be dead to everyone he knows.

He wakes in a city hospital with a genetically enhanced body and no identity. With the help of his brilliant, Neuro ICU nurse, and guided by nothing but a voice, he must infiltrate the military-industrial complex to develop the world's most powerful weapon ... to protect humanity?

My review:

The good:
  Awesome book. Plot, characters, action, suspense, even romance. The author has military experience and it comes through the book. This kind of book would be hard to write with so much realisitc detail without having t his knowledge. It is the kind of book I had a hard time putting down, and I did pretty much read it in one sitting.

  It is also the kind of book that you don't know what is coming next. I got pulled into the story right off the bat, and though it really is never explained in this book how the main character is alive again after being dead, it was still a fantastic plot with great characters. I don't read much secular fiction, but this could be put up against some of the most popular authors of suspense and intrigue.

The bad:
I'm one of those silly old fashioned people who doesn't curse, and still believes Christians shouldn't do it... even in books, and that Christian fiction shouldn't contain certain things - like cursing. This book is the worst in that regard of any book I have read that was classified as Christian fiction.

The curse word for complaining (starts with a b) - at least 2 uses

God's name taken in vain (Oh my...) - at least 4 uses
Ticked off vulgar term  - at least one use
Hell used as an expletive - at least 7 times
the "d word" - once that I caught
"King James donkey" - one use.

In addition, the main character seemed to be ok with evolutionary theories like the bib bang theory, etc.

To me, this book isn't Christian fiction. Its a great story with a great plot, but Christian? No. So if you normally read secular suspense/intrigue, this book is for you. But if you normally read Christian fiction and don't like curse words and vulgarity in Christian fiction, skip this one. By the way, I contacted the publisher about the language and got no response.

About the author:

A Navy fighter pilot with hundreds of aircraft carrier landings, Commander David E Stevens holds degrees from Cornell and the University of Michigan with graduate work in astrophysics. He test piloted new fighters and received an aviation patent. With a Top Secret clearance, Dave served as Strike Operations Officer for the Persian Gulf during Desert Storm and led classified defense programs. He's traveled to over two dozen countries. 

Resurrect is available from Monarch Books, a deivision of Kregel Publishing.

Thanks to Litfuse for the review copy.

Resurrect Kindle Fire Giveaway from David E. Stevens. RSVP for Facebook Party {12/4} To celebrate the release of Resurrect, David E. Stevens has teamed up with his publisher, Kregel Publications, for a Kindle Fire Giveaway and Facebook Author Chat Party {12/4}.

One "thrilling" winner will receive:
  • A Kindle Fire
  • Resurrect by David E. Stevens
Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on December 3rd. Winner will be announced at the "Resurrect" Author Chat Facebook Party on 12/4. Connect with David, get a sneak peek of the next book in the Resurrect Trilogy, try your hand at the trivia contest, and win some great prizes—gift certificates, books and a Book Club Prize Pack (10 copies for your book club or small group)!

So grab your copy of Resurrect and join David on the evening of December 4th for a chance to connect with David and make some new friends. (If you haven't read the book - don't let that stop you from coming!)

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