Friday, May 30, 2014
Review: The Turning by:Davis Bunn
About the Book:
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?
The movement may herald a profound renewal - one that some are calling The Turning...
About the Author:
Davis Bunn is a four-time Christy Award-winning, best-selling author now serving as writer-in-residence at Regent's Park College, Oxford University in the United Kingdom.
Defined by readers and reviewers as a "wise teacher," "gentleman adventurer," "consummate writer," and "Renaissance man," his work in business took him to over 40 countries around the world, and his books have sold more than seven million copies in sixteen languages.
Most people that hear God's voice , KNOW it! He is so distinct in His words---most of the time you just know when it's Him. I love to be one of His children and I long to hear Him speak to me daily. The Turning, is just that, a turning in your life, your actions, your ideals when God speaks to you and commands you to move on His behalf. Would you do it? Would you move heaven and earth for Him?
The five individuals in the story soon come to realize how they are each together at this point because of God's divine plan. They will have to overcome many obstacles in order to complete their destiny. God's will and way are so much better than we could ever imagine for our own lives. In today's world, people are so preoccupied with the world around them that they do not or will not hear His voice--which is sad. I pray for a change among us, a change that will make us follow through with His will for our lives.
**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from the publisher.