Monday, May 5, 2014

Persecuted by Robin Parrish

This book is based on the film by Daniel Lusko.

I am a huge fan of Robin Parrish and his books. I knew, going in, that this wasn't an original story from his mind but I couldn't wait to sink into his storytelling ability. When a book is based on a screenplay, you'd hope authors have some leeway when it comes to filling in the holes.

This story is fantastic and I hope the film is as good as the book. A Senator will stop at nothing to get his bill passed and Evangelist John Luthor seems to be in his way.

This political thriller is supposed to be a wake up call for Americans as the movie director sees this country heading in the direction of the book - religious fairness and tolerance pushed through legislation and the horrific actions taken to get it done.

John Luthor is not in favor of the bill because he is obviously professing faith in Jesus alone. His massive following could turn the tide if he only supported the bill. His friend, Senator Harrison, cannot allow the bill to fail. A hit man is hired and Luthor's life quickly spirals out of control.

There was a couple events (I don't want to call them twists) that caught me off guard near the end of the book. I don't know if it is realistic or just added to make the story more gut-punching but Parrish keeps you in your seat all the way through.

The chapters are about two pages in length so you feel compelled to keep reading. It gets darker and the villains become more evil clear to the end.

You will want to pass this book around to your friends and then take a group to see the film upon release.

I can't wait to read more from Robin Parrish.

This book was provided for review, at no cost, by Bethany House Publishing.

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