Monday, August 27, 2012

Raider's Vendetta - Karen Arnpriester

Publisher:  Createspace
Pages:  334
Source: Review copy from author
Genre:  Adult, Christian Suspense


Charley knew what God wanted from her. She was willing to trust and obey as she protected the others in the bank. Then He would save her from her captor.
There was no way she could have anticipated the rage that would be unleashed in response to her prayers and her faith in God.
Raider was desperate, hardened, and his past had set the stage for an insane game of survival and spiritual warfare. The vendetta was in motion and Charley discovered that she needed her God to provide extraordinary miracles to keep her alive.

My Thoughts:
What makes one person feel that people are on the wrong track when they start talking about God?  What can we do to help them find the path to God?  Read Karen’s book to find out what a difference one person can make.

Once I started reading this book  I had difficulty putting it down.  We are introduced to a scenario we see too often on the news.  A robbery gone bad and hostages taken.  In Raider’s Vendetta we meet God fearing Charley, an elderly woman who finds herself one of the hostages.  When things go wrong the second robber takes hostages.  Charley decides to call him Raider because of his baseball cap.  She feels God’s presence even in this situation.  She comforts and helps the other hostages.  Raider is able to think on his feet.  He plans his escape.  He will need one hostage.  God makes it clear to Charley that she should be the one.  From this point on in the book the reader is treated to one suspenseful even after another.  Charley is tested beyond what most people could endure.  God sends a protector and miracle after miracle.  How far will God allow things to go?  Will Charley be able to make a difference in Raider’s life?  Will either of them survive?

This is a must read book.  My daughter came in to pick up her kids and took one look at the tears running down my cheeks and asked, “Good Book?” to which I replied, “No, Great Book!”
This is a book I will reread again because I know there are lessons I can learn about my walk with God.  I loved the way Karen brought in a character from her first book.  I am honored that she asked me to review her book.  This is so good.  I believe it would make an excellent movie. 

Check out Karen’s website where you can order her book and watch her book trailer.  This is one book that should be in every Christmas stocking.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you Sandra for such a wonderful review. I really wanted to push the envelope with the tough questions that are thrown at Christians. Questions that even test Christian's own faith. It was so fun writing a really mean character! Worries me a little that I could come up with some of the things he said and did. Teased my husband that he better watch out.
    Karen Arnpriester