Monday, October 25, 2010
Today's review is of Fire by Bill Bright and Jack Cavanaugh.
The story is about twenty-six year old Josiah Rush. The book begins with his return to Havenhill, the town on his youth. His childhood friend, Phillip Clapp, had met Josiah and asked him to come back to be the town's pastor. Josiah agreed, and that is why he has returned. Only, this is no average return home. Josiah had been exiled from the town eight years before for an accident that resulted in the death of three people, and the town being destroyed.
Josiah hopes that this will be his chance for the people to forgive him, and perhaps, the chance to be with the girl he loves, Abigail Parkhurst. Yet, an evil in the town causes an ache in his stomach, which he has come to learn is a gift from GOD. But after eight years, the people are still not ready to forgive. Josiah hopes revival will come back to the town, and for the next while, Josiah will have his hands full, but GOD is in control.
My Review: This is one of the books in The Great Awakening series, but it is the only one I have finished. It was a nice read, though it took some time to finish. The story is supposed to take place during The Great Awakening(a time when there was much revival in the early American colonies that started in the first half of the eighteenth century.) The book has appearances from Jonathan Edwards, and George Whitefield, two of the preachers during the Great Awakening. I do not have any major objections to the book, but it does have parts in it that can be frightening because of violent things that happen. Other then that, nothing to object to. It is adult fiction, so I recommend it for older teens and adults.