Friday, July 22, 2011
Freedom's Stand: A Book Review
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.
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.
With an authenticity I haven't seen in quite sometime, I read this book while on the edge of my seat the entire time. As I read through the journey of Amy, Jamil and Steve I knew that I have found another new favorite author. Although I had not read the prequel to this book, Veiled Freedom, this book does well as a stand-alone novel and I was not lost at all.
As you read Freedom's Stand you are reading, of course, a fictional piece. However, the reality is much of what occurs in the novel, is happening all through the country of Afghanistan. From the treatment (mis-treatment to be more accurate) of women and children, to politics, to religion, almost every topic imaginable is covered by author, Jeanette Windle. Non-stop action and drama that will appeal to many different fans of Christian fiction.
I highly recommend this book and give it a huge thumbs up!
BUY IT: You can purchase Freedom's Stand at your favorite local Christian bookseller from Tyndale Publishers
***I received a complimentary copy of this book, courtesy of Tyndale Blog Network, for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own, and I have not been compensated in any other manner***