Monday, 27 June 2011

Thunder of Heaven Book Review

The third book in the Martyr's Song Series...
What happens when the evil of terrorism collides with the love of God? Deep in the Amazon jungle a young American woman and the son of plantation owners fall madly in love. For Tanya and Shannon, life is a paradise most only dream about. But today paradise ends. The jungle has hatched more than idyllic love. It has also spawned insidious evil. An evil shrouded in a plot so diabolically brilliant that all of America will be brought to her knees at the hands of a few terrorists. The plan is executed to perfection; America’s worst fears have dawned. Nothing stands in the way of terrible destruction. Except for the love of one woman. Step into the pages of a story taken from tomorrow’s headlines. A story about the true power found in the face of all our fears. The power of love.
I love the way Dekker brings out his characters and works on their personalities. You almost feel by the end of the book that you could know them as intimately as a person in real life. This was what I loved about Thunder of Heaven. I also love the way that a fictional story can speak volumes about real life. Sometimes we need to open our eyes a bit more to see what’s really going on outside of our cosy living room. Thunder Of Heaven is an intriguing story of what can lie beneath the surface of a seemingly picture-perfect world and if left unchecked, what atrocities evil can commit. Thankfully for me, as I despise unhappy endings, Dekker lets good win out as he does in all of his books. I must admit though, the ending did seem a bit far-fetched. But then, who can honestly understand the power of that one small word… love? An emotion, a verb, a noun, all rolled into one and perfectly describing the very essence of God and what He’s about.

So if you’re up to the challenge, I dare you to open this book and see what it’s all about.

Rating: 8 out of 10

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