Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Freedom's Stand

Author: J. M. Windle
Publisher: Tyndale
June 2011
ISBN: 978-1-4143-1476-1
Genre: contemporary

Find something to believe in . . .

Jamil renounced a life of jihad when he encountered the life-changing message of Jesus Christ. But his new mission as an itinerant health worker in the hills of Afghanistan is met with skepticism and even violence.

Returning to Kabul, relief worker Amy Mallory is shocked by the changes in her organization—changes with dire implications for the women and children under her care. And concern for her former assistant Jamil weighs heavily on her heart.

Special Forces veteran Steve Wilson faces off against the riots and corruption of Afghanistan’s upcoming election. He’s looking for something that will give his life purpose but is confident that he won’t find it in Afghanistan.

All three are searching for love and freedom. But in a country where political and religious injustice runs rampant, the cost of either may be higher than they realize.

FREEDOM’S STAND is the sequel to Veiled Freedom.  I didn’t read Veiled Freedom first as I didn't realize that FREEDOM’S STAND doesn’t stand alone. It made it very confusing at times.

The subject matter is very real. The book is rather difficult to read as a result. It was almost like reading a true event and not a work of fiction. The author did an excellent job with conflict and resolution and real life scenarios.  However, she did jump point of views a lot and without clear transitions. I had to back up a few times to figure out who was talking. This is a book that you might have to read slowly, not a quick read. $13.99. 454 pages.

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