Sunday, June 22, 2014

The Turning by Davis Bunn - a review with Giveaway!

The Turning by Davis Bunn is the story of five people who, while they are all quite different and from different walks of life, have something in common. They all hear God's voice and are brought together in New York City for a purpose. But first they must all deal with issues in each of their lives.

This story takes place over a period of twelve days. All the characters were likable in their own way, except maybe the villain Trent Cooper. As the story progresses each character is required to make sacrifices while surrendering to God's will. The task they find themselves up against seems impossible. Will they succeed?

The characters were hard for me to connect with. I didn't like Trent Cooper at all. The others, John, Alisha, Jenny, Yussuf and Ruth were okay but they didn't seem real to me. They were from all different walks of life coming together in accordance to God's will. What I did like is that the reader is made aware that God is still speaking today and will talk to anyone. We just need to listen.

To me, the story was a little dark and I had a hard time really getting into it, probably more because it wasn't the type of genre I usually read. In fact, it is considered devotional fiction and it has a supplementary 40 Day online devotional to go along with the book. You can access this and other online resources here. While I wasn't a big fan, I am sure there will be many who love this book.

On a 5-Star scale = 3 1/2 stars.

I would like to thank River North, a division of Moody Publishers for my review copy of The Turning. I received my copy for free in order to read it and give my honest review, which I have done.

Now for the giveaway, the publisher was kind enough to give me an extra copy of The Turning to give away to one of you.....

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Giveaway will run through July 5th, and one winner will be selected to win a copy of The Turning using Random.Org

Smiles & Blessings,


1 comment:

  1. I am currently reading Hope Deferred by Elizabeth Maddrey.

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