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Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Prayers of a Stranger

"Wise teacher."

"Gentleman Adventurer."

"Consummate writer."

"Renaissance Man."

Reviewers, readers and friends use those phrases to describe Davis Bunn. An internationally-acclaimed author who has sold more than six million books in sixteen languages, Davis is equal parts writer, scholar, teacher, and sportsman.

Born and raised in North Carolina, Davis left for Europe at age twenty. There he first completed graduate studies in economics and finance, then began a business career that took him to over forty countries in Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia.

Davis came to faith at age 28, while living in Germany and running an international business advisory group. He started writing two weeks later. Since that moment, writing has remained both a passion and a calling.

Davis wrote for nine years and completed seven books before his first was accepted for publication. During that time, he continued to work full-time in his business career, traveling to two and sometimes three countries every week. His first published book, The Presence, was released in 1990 and became a national bestseller.

Honored with three Christy Awards for excellence in historical and suspense fiction, his bestsellers include The Great Divide, Winner Take All, The Meeting Place, The Warning, The Book of Hours, and The Quilt.

A sought-after speaker in the art of writing, Davis serves as Writer In Residence at Regent’s Park College, Oxford University.
(*The above information was taken from Bunn's website, which can be found by going to

 Prayers of a Stranger, released just yesterday, was sent to me by Thomas Nelson Publishing for the purpose of review.  Up to this point I had heard much about Bunn, but had never read one of his novels...I'm so glad I got an opportunity to be introduced to his work.

She ventured to answer a stranger's prayer, only to receive an answer to her own.
Amanda Vance is ambivalent about her husband's idea for a big family holiday up north. She had once planned a special Christmas in their own home, carefully preparing a nursery and the keepsake ornaments. Now that room stands as empty as her heart.
Then a neighbor's mishap turns into a last-minute invitation-Amanda is offered a place on a tour to the Holy Land. At the urging of her husband, Chris, she reluctantly agrees to go. The unexpected journey leads to an even more astonishing lesson.
An extraordinary turn of events allows Amanda to help answer a young mother's plea for a healing. Filled with a sense of awe, Amanda visits the place of Jesus' birth. There, she discovers anew the miracle of the Christ child-God incarnate as a tiny, vulnerable baby.
Her return to Florida marks a momentous shift in her soul, in her calling and in her marriage. She responded to the prayer of a stranger, but will Amanda's own prayer-to be happily surrounded by a large and loving family-ever be fulfilled?

Davis tells a beautiful story in Prayers of a Stranger.  The book is an easy read with believable and well drawn out characters.  Bunn's descriptive writing transports you directly into the story as if you were there seeing the sights and smelling the smells and feeling the emotions.  I'll certainly be looking to read more from him!

The book can be ordered on by going HERE.

Happy Reading,