Thursday, May 11, 2006

Presumed Guilty

Book Review

I was given ‘Presumed Guilty’, written by James Scott Bell, by Active Christian Media, for review. This may be a fictional novel, but, needless to say, when you begin to read, you find yourself wound up in the happenings of this family.

I did not realize, upon beginning this novel, how twisted the plot would become. The quote “oh, what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive”, quickly popped into my mind. Everything imaginable and unimaginable begins to flow through this story. The one thing that never changed was the presence of God in the lives of the believers. Oh, satan and the demons try their very best to put this family out of commission, but it never happens – almost, but never quite makes it!

This story revolves around a pastor of a large church who has begun a task of ridding his town of pornography. He’s not only a minister, but also an author. He had just landed a big book deal, when all mayhem breaks loose. He gets caught up in the problem through a woman who comes for counseling. He loses his church position, his book deal, and almost loses his life, as he knew it then.

Throughout the book, you will find yourself thinking “God is in control; He will come to the rescue once again”, as He inevitably does, time after time. The pastor’s wife prays for her family to stay together then decides to divorce her husband, only to get the true revelation about her husband and all the other people involved in the thickening plot. This is one of the best ‘thrillers’ I have ever read. It has you reading beyond the time when your eyes feel they can’t read anymore. You are right there on those pages, waiting for the next suspense to jump out at you! I highly recommend this book.
Now, I’m waiting for the next James Scott Bell novel to appear.

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