Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Review: More Than Conquerors

My Synopsis:


More Than Conquerors (Extreme Devotion series - Book 2) by Kathi Macias

(For review from Pump Up Your Book Promotions)

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?

My Thoughts:

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.





Here is some more information about the author, Kathi Macias:

Kathi Macias is a multi-award winning writer who has authored nearly 30 books and ghostwritten several others. A former newspaper columnist and string reporter, Kathi has taught creative and business writing in various venues and has been a guest on many radio and television programs. Kathi is a popular speaker at churches, women’s clubs and retreats, and writers’ conferences, and recently won the prestigious 2008 member of the year award from AWSA (Advanced Writers and Speakers Association) at the annual Golden Scrolls award banquet. Kathi “Easy Writer” Macias lives in Homeland, CA, with her husband, Al, where the two of them spend their free time riding their Harley.

Visit kathimacias.com where you find out more information and view the book trailer for More Than Conquerors.

More Than Conquerors is available NOW from your favorite bookseller.

6 comments:

Elie said...

sounds like another great book. Thanks for the review. Forgiveness is so important.

Cheryl said...

Thanks for the great review of Kathi's book. I'm glad you enjoyed it. I haven't read this one yet, but can't wait to get to it.

There is a trailer out on YouTube for this book and readers can follow Kathi's tour all month long by visiting http://virtualbooktours.wordpress.com/

Thanks again.

Cheryl

Darlyn said...

5 out 5?Kewl..Thanks for sharing such a great review Debbie =)

Shy said...

This book sounds quite nice. I read a YA book w/ forgiveness and acceptance themes recently and it was thoroughly captivating. I'm glad to hear you really enjoyed this one. Thanks for the review!

Llehn said...

I love a good book that has forgiveness as a theme! Thanks for the rec.

throuthehaze said...

doesn't really sound like my type of book but interesting nonetheless.