More Than Conquerors (Extreme Devotion series - Book 2) by Kathi Macias
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Hector Rodriguez leads a small church in the heart of Tijauna. He travels north of the border to San Diego to visit his father on his deathbed trying to reach his tortured soul before it is too late. He travels south into the far reaches of Mexico, where the Mayan beliefs are still strong and threaten the life of his mother. Hector must face his fear and doubt as tragedy finds his own life and that of his church.
Marty, wants to go to the mission field, but he is uncertain of his future. Where should he go? He decides to travel south to the home of his friend Hector, as he seeks Gods direction for his life. He gets much more than he bargains for when finds a young woman, Susana who seems to be standing in his path or is she a part of God's plan? Together Marty and Hector must figure out what it means to be "more than conqueror's" through Christ! Will Marty end up with Susana? Will Hector's father turn to the Lord before it is too late? Will the Mayan village forever be lost in their disturbed cross of ancient Mayan beliefs and Catholicism?
This was a great second book for the Extreme Devotion series! This time Kathi Macias takes us to the mountains of Mexico and the small village of San Juan Chamula where, Virginia, Hector's mother teaches the people English by using the Bible. With 2012 approaching and the Mayan's version of the end of the world, this Christian Fiction novel gets to the heart of what missionaries in hostile countries must face. This book should remind us that there are people who risk their lives to bring the gospel to people who in some cases don't even want them there.
Macias also uses this novel to approach the theme of forgiveness and also touches on the idea of having doubts in your Christian life. We see that forgiveness when Hector's father receives the letter from Virginia on his death bed and how she has forgiven him. We see how Hector conquerors his doubts through his faith in Christ. Marty's story shows us also how God leads us in the path he plans for us even when we feel like we don't know where we are going. He was preparing him to go where he was needed.
I truly enjoyed this book and thought it brought out a lot of great points in our Christian walk. I believe the author is gifted at showing us how God is with us no matter what is happening in our lives or where He may lead us.
I give this one 5 out of 5 apples from my book bag.
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