Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Hidden in Dreams and giveaway


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Title: HIDDEN IN DREAMS
Author: Davis Bunn
Publisher: Howard Books
July 2012
ISBN 978-1-4164-5672-5
Genre: Dreams \ Fiction \ Psychological Fiction

Do yourself a favor. The next time you receive a book by Davis Bunn, don’t look at the back jacket. Instead, open the book to page one and begin reading. Especially with HIDDEN IN DREAMS, this is really the only way that you can “get” the point this amazing author is trying to communicate. No preconceived notions . . . no spoilers . . . no peeking allowed.

Dr. Elena Burroughs is a clinical psychologist without a clinic, without a practice, without a clientele, and without a home. Offered the newly created Chair of Psychology at a small Florida university, Elena seizes the opportunity to start over. To retreat into a haven in which every aspect of her life was under her control. Well, one can always dream . . .

Out of the blue, Elena is approached by Rachel Lamprey, the sister of her now-deceased best, and oldest, friend. The pharmaceutical company that Rachel works for is preparing to release a new drug that will virtually eliminate ADHD. However, a test subject has suddenly begun having a dream. A recurring dream. A terrifying dream of future global financial ruin. And he’s not the only one. As a matter of fact, Elena has begun having the same dream.

Filled with a powerful compulsion to share her dream with whoever will listen, Elena is forced out of her comfort zone and assumes the mantle of spokesperson for the dreams. And as the dreams increase in number, and come true in terrifying precision, the urgency to share becomes overwhelming as well. You’ll have to read HIDDEN IN DREAMS to find out how it ends!

As a sidenote, which I hope readers will understand this reviewer sees as the foundation of this book, Davis Bunn has captured and communicated for us, in Elena Burroughs, what has been referred to in Scripture as “the burden of the Lord.” The prophets referred to in Scripture didn’t “sign up” for the job; they didn’t seek the position, and they rarely reaped any professional or monetary accolades for their work. In point of fact, they were ridiculed, rejected, and removed from life in a wide variety of cruel and unusual practices. Nonetheless, they remained true to their calling, and to their God, in a manner supremely worthy of emulation.

The prophet Jeremiah put it this way:

“ O LORD, You induced me, and I was persuaded; You are stronger than I, and have prevailed. I am in derision daily; Everyone mocks me. For when I spoke, I cried out; I shouted, "Violence and plunder!" Because the word of the LORD was made to me A reproach and a derision daily. Then I said, "I will not make mention of Him, nor speak anymore in His name." But His word was in my heart like a burning fire shut up in my bones; I was weary of holding it back, and I could not.”
Jeremiah 20:7-9 (NKJV)

HIDDEN IN DREAMS communicates this situation clearly, and challenges its readers to “take up the mantle,” and proclaim the message that God has given them. Are you up to the challenge? 5 stars. 238 pages. $14.99.


Here is the link for the YouTube video trailer. It’s a fantastic trailer and I hope you will enjoy it!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o6GurQ5aQSM&feature=plcp

17 comments:

cjajsmommy said...
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Lcenlow said...

Went to his chat party last week. He's an amazing author and very personable. It made me very interested in reading one of his books. I would live to win this one!

Lcenlow@sit-co.net

Cindy said...

I'm intrigued....want to read this book. Thanks for the chance.

Judy said...

Wow! Very interesting to say the least. I haven't read any books by Davis Bunn but I've read good reviews regarding his books.

Blessings!
Judy
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cjajsmommy said...

Reposting because I forgot to include contact info.)
The review and the trailer make me think this is not your ordinary predictable-to-the-end book.
djragno [at] hotmail [dot] com

karenk said...

would love to read this novel...thanks for the chance.

i'm an email subscriber, too

karenk
kmkuka at yahoo dot com

Tammy Cuevas said...

Sounds great! Would love to read this.

Tammy Cuevas said...

I forgot to leave my contact info in my previous comment.

tammycuevas@tampabay.rr.com

Tammy Cuevas said...

Just tweeted the giveaway. Here is the URL:
https://twitter.com/SELFTAUGHTCOOK2/status/245287892669325312

Margaret said...

Always love to read Davis Bunn books.

jnelson at skyhighway dot com

SPBeautiful said...

I loved Book of Dreams and I am looking forward to reading this one!

spbeautiful(at)gmail(dot)com

SPBeautiful said...

I loved Book of Dreams and I am so looking forward to reading this one!

spbeautiful(at)gmail(dot)com

Barbara Shelton said...

This book promises a fascinating reading. An author new to me, but want to be acquainted with his writings. Thanks for this giveaway and the chance to win a wonderful gift.

Blessed by Grace,
Barb Shelton
barbjan10 at tx dot rr dot com

Barbara Shelton said...

I am a follower of this blog.

Barb Shelton
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Barbara Shelton said...

I have posted this giveaway on Twitter.

Barb Shelton
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Barbara Shelton said...

I am subscribed as a newsletter follower.

Barb Shelton
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Nancy Thelen said...

Very interesting. I have not read this author, but will certainly consider doing so.
Nancy
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