Sunday, December 27, 2009

The Missionary

Authors: William Carmichael and David Lambert
Publisher: Moody Publishers
March 2009
ISBN: 978-0-8024-5569-7
Genre: Inspirational/suspense

THE MISISONARY is a story about David Eller and his family who serve the poor and needy in a small village in Caracas, Venezuela. David’s wife, Christie, works at a small hospital/orphanage, getting kids off the street and spreading the gospel. David is working on the symptoms of diseases that are common among children who live in the street.

A very rare form of pneumonia has hit Venezuela, and it is proving to be fatal in 72 hours. David runs into trouble when the CIA contacts David and gives him the chance to treat the pneumonia instead of studying it. David jumps at the opportunity.

Suddenly, David has discovered he’s landed in an unimaginable nightmare of espionage, which ends in a desperate, life or death gamble to flee the country with his wife and son. Was he wrong to resort to political solutions? And was it really the CIA that asked him to get involved?

THE MISSIONARY is the first book I’ve read by these two authors, and true to Moody Publishers high standards, this is definitely a book worth reading. It grabbed my attention on page one and didn’t let go. I had to keep reading to find out who was behind it, and why, and how this would be resolved.

I enjoyed getting to know David and Christie and having the chance to see how some missionaries might serve in a foreign field (though I’m sure most missionaries don’t go through the excitement included in this book!) THE MISSIONARY is a suspenseful story that is sure to appeal to anyone that loves to read thrillers. $13.99. 376 pages.

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