Wednesday, November 30, 2011

A Whisper of Peace by Kim Vogel Sawyer - Reviewed!

About the Book: (from Bethany House)

Ostracized by her tribe because of her white father, Lizzie Dawson lives alone in the mountains of Alaska, practicing the ways of her people even as she resides in the small cabin her father built for her mother. She dreams of reconciling with her grandparents to fulfill her mother's dying request, but she has not yet found a way to bridge the gap that separates her from her tribe.

Clay Selby has always wanted to be like his father, a missionary who holds a great love for the native people and has brought many to God. Clay arrives in Alaska to set up a church and school among the Athabascans. He is totally focused on this goal... until he meets a young, independent Indian woman with the most striking blue eyes he's ever seen.

But Lizzie is clearly not part of the tribe. And befriending her might have dire consequences for his mission. Will Clay be forced to choose between his desire to minister to the natives and the quiet nudging of his heart?

My Thoughts:

What He has for me is what is best for me. I will trust Him.” (p. 334)

Clay Selby and his sister Vivian went to Alaska to minister as missionaries. Lizzie Dawson lived on the outskirts of the Alaskan village wanting to leave and go somewhere that she would finally feel acceptance and love. None of them realize that God has a far better plan for each of them as they find their way to their true purpose and calling!

Kim Vogel Sawyer has created a setting that takes the reader into the heart of a native Alaskan village. She captures the nuances of trapping, surviving, and the test of faith that is required to introduce Christ into an area that doesn’t know about the gift of grace He offers. She sets each of the main characters on an individual quest for truth and reconciliation in their own lives, and ends the story weaving every purpose and event together to show how deeply we all are loved by our Father God.

I’ve always enjoyed Sawyer’s writing, and A Whisper of Peace is another winner in my book! I think this book has a lot of truth to offer readers – truth about relationships, about trust, faith and obeying what God asks us to do. May we all reach the point that Lizzie reaches in her life – complete trust in her heavenly Father!! I am happy to recommend this book!

About the Author: Kim Vogel Sawyer is the author of nineteen novels, including several CBA and ECPA bestsellers. Her books have won the ACFW Book of the Year Award, the Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence, and the Inspirational Readers Choice Award. Kim is active in her church, where she leads women's fellowship and participates in both voice and bell choirs. In her spare time, she enjoys drama, quilting, and calligraphy. Kim and her husband, Don, reside in central Kansas, and have three daughters and six grandchildren. She invites you to visit her Web site at for more information.

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