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Saturday, July 19, 2014

The Turning - Review and Giveaway

Davis Bunn is a native of North Carolina, has lived in Europe for thirty-five years.  Davis's academic background includes degrees in psychology and economics from Wake Forest University and a master's degree in finance from the City University of London.  Fluent in three languages, he has traveled extensively in Europe, Africa, Asia and the Middle East.
Davis enjoys particularly strong following in the inspiriational market, often ranking on the Christian Booksellers' Association bestseller lists.  He has collaborated with Janette Oke, one of the leading names in Christian publishing, on a series of novels.  Davis is a New York Times bestselling author and has garnered a number of industry honors, including three Christy Awards for excellence in historical and suspense fiction.
Davis teaches in the Creative Writing Programme at the University of Oxford, where he holds an appointment as a Core Lecturer in the subject of fiction.  He splits his time between Oxford and Florida with his wife Isabella.
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Take the turning and walk the unlikely road.

A voice.

And five dissimilar people knew they were summoned to obey.

Against all earthly logic, it carried a divine command - and their unforeseen meeting would result in a challenge to the cultural direction of the nation and wage war against the most powerful and influential industry in North America.

A message.

One that asks for a single personal response - a response that can unveil a new realm of moral responsibility and hope.  The media frenzy places a spotlight on knowing - and doing - the will of God.  How will the group be able to stand against the swelling powers of darkness and greed vying to crush their message of hope?

Can they really hear the voice of God?

Hear Davis share about the concept behind his new book The Turning as well as additional resources available to you, the reader, to go a step further in learning the discipline of listening to God.

Visit HERE for access to the 40 day devotional as well as audio teaching sessions from Davis connected to the message of the book.

My Thoughts:
In his new book The Turning, Davis Bunn has presented to readers in story form one of the most valuable lessons that can be learned:  the discipline of listening to God.  Through the stories of John, Alisha, Jenny, Ruth, and Yussuf, Bunn goes a step further and shows in living color what it looks like to listen to God's voice and obey - to do things only possible by relying on Him.
In few words, Bunn's characters come to life and he draws you into their stories from the very beginning. There are no wasted pages in The Turning.  With each paragraph, the intensity builds and as a reader, I found myself invested in the life of those involved quickly.  This was a hard book to put down and is one that I will re-read most likely more than once.
*Thank you River North (fiction division of Moody Publishers) for sending a complimentary copy of the book for the purpose of this review.

Thanks to the generosity of River North, I have a copy of The Turning to give away to one of my readers!
Just answer this question in the comments section:
What do you think is involved in effectively hearing the voice of God?
Be sure and leave an email address where I can notify you if you win!

Blessings and Happy Reading,