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Book Review | The Turning by Davis Bunn

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The message was unexpected but instantly recognizable.

The Turning
by
Davis Bunn

*** Special THANK YOU to the publisher for providing me with a review copy. My review is my own personal opinion.***

BOOK DESCRIPTION:

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A voice resonated from a distance and somehow from within. Against all earthly logic, it carried a divine command. And five very different people knew they were summoned to obey.

Their actions were demanding, but not particularly grand. Only later would they see a pattern emerge – one that links their tasks together and comes to challenge the cultural direction of the nation. They realize that one small personal response unveiled a new realm of moral responsibility. And this affirmation of everyday hope captures the attention of millions.But power and money are at stake. Malicious elements soon align themselves to counter the trend. To succeed they must also undermine its source. Can we really believe that God speaks to people today? Surely this must be dismissed as superstition or delusion. These well-intentioned but misguided individuals should not be allowed to cast our society back into the Dark Ages.

The public debate and media frenzy place an unprecedented spotlight on knowing and doing God’s will. The five encounter threats, but try to remain steadfast in their faith. Had God indeed imparted wisdom on selected individuals? Is this sweep of events part of his divine purpose?

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

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T. DAVIS BUNN, a native of North Carolina, has lived in Europe for thirty-five years. Davis’ 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 a particularly strong following in the inspirational 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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MY REVIEW

I was blown away at how much I enjoyed this book- how wrapped up I was in the lives of these 5 characters!
When you first meet the characters, you get to know them by bits. Dunn’s choice to write in this back and forth style kept me captivated!
I wanted to know more about these characters and this kept me turning the pages.
I could see myself in the story and when this happens, you know you’re reading something special. I thought about the times in my own life that I had heard the voice of the Holy Spirit, nudging me to do something. When I look back, I think about the times I listened and the times I didn’t.
This book is a powerful reminder that when we step out in faith, the impossible becomes possible.
The story is fast-paced and exciting! It’s truly a story that will stay with you long after you’ve turned the last page.

*****5/5 STARS- LOVE LOVE LOVE IT; GET YOUR OWN COPY!!!*****

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At JoJo's Corner you will find book reviews for Christian fiction and nonfiction, with a few Bible study reviews thrown in here and there. I have a passion for great Christian books and their amazingly awesome authors!!!

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