Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Fearless by Mike Dellosso - REVIEWED

About the Book:  (from Charisma House Book Group)
Struggling after losing their own child, Jim and Amy Spencer agree to take in 9-year-old Louisa---who mysteriously appeared with no memory of where she came from. But when the girl's special gift of healing hurting hearts puts her in contact with a serial killer, can the grieving couple unite and save Louisa before it's too late? 

My Thoughts:
“It’s not magic, and it’s not about me.  It’s about surrendering to God’s will.” (Jim to Louisa)

Louisa – a nine-year-old miracle worker?  No.  Just a lost, damaged little girl who mysteriously appears on the night that fire destroys Jake Tucker’s home.  Louisa comes to live with Jim and Amy and their begin to change in significant ways – all of which mystify the residents of Virginia Mills.   What is this mystery?  Something quite normal in the lives of believers…prayer.  Or is it normal?  Is it powerful? If it is powerful, what makes it effective?

All of these questions are explored on some level… and all the while evil has taken a malevolent hold in this same small town, and folks are being taken from life randomly and violently.  The police force and the town’s residents are becoming more and more unsettled in the midst of the dueling forces that have overtaken the small town.   They are torn between  life-changing hope and paralyzing fear.

At one point, Jim makes an observation that it “…was as if a storm were coming, a great tempest with churning black clouds and rumbles of thunder, and he needed to do something to prepare but lacked the knowledge to complete the task.”    Oh, what knowledge and faith they all lack!! And what trauma and evil they all must face before they ever learn what is lacking!

Mike Dellosso has crafted a masterful, ever increasing tense plot that will grip your heart and never let it go.  This is a story about brokenness, healing, family and community.  Ultimately it deals with what everyone must face – their faith – or lack thereof – in the face of evil and its consequences.  Who will survive this onslaught?  You MUST pick up a copy of Fearless today!! This is an unforgettable read!!

About the Author:
Mike Dellosso is the author of numerous novels of suspense, including Darkness FollowsDarlington Woods, and Scream. He is an adjunct professor of writing at Lancaster Bible College and frequent contributor to Christian websites and newsletters. Mike is a member of the American Christian Fiction Writers association, the Christian Fiction Blog Alliance, the Relief Writer’s Network, and FaithWriters, and he plans to join International Thriller Writers. He earned his BA degree from Messiah College and his MBS from Master’s International School of Divinity. He lives in Hanover, PA, with his wife and daughters. 

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