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Monday, February 23, 2015

Seek and Hide

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
Seek and Hide
David C. Cook (September 15, 2014)
Amanda Stevens


As a child, Amanda G. Stevens disparaged Mary Poppins and Stuart Little because they could never happen. Now, she writes speculative fiction. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in English and has taught literature and composition to home-school students. She lives in Michigan and loves books, film, music, and white cheddar popcorn. Amanda's first novel, Seek and Hide, will be available September 15, 2014 from David C Cook.


Six years ago, the government took control of the church. Only re-translated Bibles are legal, and a specialized agency called the Constabulary enforces this and other regulations. Marcus Brenner, a new Christian, will do anything to protect his church family from imprisonment--including risk his own freedom to gain the trust of a government agent. Aubrey Weston recanted her faith when the Constabulary threatened her baby. Now released, she just wants to provide for her son and avoid government notice. But she's targeted again, and this time, her baby is taken into custody. If only she'd never denied Him, maybe God would hear her pleas for help. When Aubrey and Marcus's lives collide, they are forced to confront the lies they believe about themselves. And God is about to grab hold of Marcus's life in a way he'd never expect, turning a loner into a leader.

If you'd like to read the first chapter of Seek and Hide, go HERE.

My Thoughts:
I finished this book a couple of days ago and I still am not sure how I feel about it. When I began the book, I felt as if I was dropped in the middle of something and had no idea what was going on or who was involved.  The book read very much like a second installment in a series rather than a first. The entire first half of the book, I kept feeling like I was missing information.
With that said, Stevens gives a frightening picture of the suppression of religious rites.  Can you imagine a day when even owning a Bible, a copy of God's word, could land you in jail or worse, have your life threatened?  With the likes of Rob Bell saying the Bible is nothing more than an ancient book whose writings are irrelevant and others calling the commands within "hate-speech", I am afraid Stevens' story could soon be more reality than story in America very soon!  I'm not sure I will read book two because the synopsis on Amazon sounds as if it will be just more of the same, but I can't say I am not intrigued by her premise.

Happy Reading Ya'll,