Thursday, April 28, 2011

People of the Book by Kathi Macias - REVIEWED - AUTOGRAPHED GIVE AWAY!!

“Life isn’t easy, and so long as you expect it to be, you’ll always be disappointed. But here’s the truth that will see you through it all: God is always good, and He never makes mistakes.” (p 257)

When I think of the Muslim faith, I am always astounded at the degree of devotion and discipline they demonstrate in their belief system. Fasting, praying and reading their holy book is something they take seriously and do devoutly. Yet when anything comes in opposition to their faith, rather than mercy and grace, they demonstrate violent hatred. That alone negates their entire belief system as something false and evil.

I can’t imagine what it would be like to become a Christian – to be born again through the shed blood of Jesus Christ – while a member of a Muslim family. That’s one of the things that Kathi Macias explores in her latest novel, People of the Book. In addition to exploring the challenges of a Muslim life transformed by Christ, she also look at the Christian life when tragedy strikes and leaves believers questioning their circumstances. Both are issues that require unwavering faith in God’s goodness, mercy and perfect purpose. On a human level, that is impossible to do. However, with Christ’s strength, people find a way to face death itself with an assurance that the world will never understand.

This story is another installment of the Extreme Devotion series, and it portrays some difficult and heartbreaking circumstances from a variety of viewpoints. Once again, there are powerful truths that are brought to the forefront, and the story itself is both poignant and satisfying. If you want to take a look inside the Muslim faith, as well as into the truth of the Christian bulwark of strength, don’t miss this story! Don’t miss this series! It is truly inspiring!!

Kathi Macias has offered to send one lucky reader an autographed copy of People of the Book! Leave your name and contact information to be entered in the drawing!!


Kathi Macias said...

Thank you so much for this great post! Looking forward to hearing from some of your followers. Blessings!

beemama said...

Kathi's Extreme Devotion series has been a real blessing to me. I look forward to reading this last installment of the series. Congratulations on your craftsmanship, Kathi.

Andi said...

I love this series and really wanting to read this latest one. Thanks for the opportunity!

Cindy W. said...

A very enjoyable review Kim. This book sounds like one I could learn a lot from. Thanks for the chance to win a copy.

Smiles & Blessings,
Cindy W.