Recommended Novel: The Missionary

Missionary

The Missionary

By William Carmichael & David Lambert

Life Turns On Small Choices!

Description:

Yesterday David Eller was an American missionary serving the poor in Venezuela. Today he is an international fugitive.

David Eller rescues impoverished children in Caracas, Venezuela, with his wife, Christie. But for David, that isn’t enough. The supply of homeless children is endless because of the massive poverty and the oppressive policies of the Venezuelan government.

When he is given an opportunity to do something more—to heal the disease rather than working on the symptoms—he decides to go for it. But little by little, he falls into an unimaginable nightmare of espionage, ending in a desperate, life-or-death gamble to flee the country with his wife and son.

Endorsements:

“Taut and gripping. You’ll be glad you made the investment.”
–Jerry B. Jenkins, author of Riven and co-author of the 65-million-sold “Left Behind” series

“David Lambert is a master of words — The Missionary is further proof.”
–Karen Kingsbury, New York Times bestselling author of the Above the Line series

The Missionary is a roller-coaster read that will keep your adrenaline rushing!”
–Terri Blackstock, author of Double Minds and Last Light

The Missionary combines ripped-from-the-headlines action with deeply felt themes and compelling characters. It all adds up to a flat out page turner and a truly satisfying read.”
–James Scott Bell, best-selling author of Deceived

Read More endorsements here.

Buy an autographed copy of the novel here, and help a child in need.

Find out more at www.missionarynovel.com

My Review:  ♥  ♥  ♥  ♥  ♥

David is a frustrated missionary. No matter how hard he works, there’s always more homeless poverty striken orphans he can’t reach. He wants to do more, but how can he with the repressive dictator he blames for Venezula’s misery in control. If only something could be done?

This is the mindset of David when he is approached by a man who claims ties to the CIA and says he plans a peaceful coup. All David has to do is make a few deliveries. David knows he’s putting the mission, his family, and his life at risk if he agrees, but this is his chance to do something important. But then everything goes wrong.

I can relate to David’s stupid decisions. Many times as Chritians, we don’t feel like what were doing is making any difference. Sometimes it’s easier to do something “big” to change things. This is not your typical missionary story with the protaganist who meekly serves. This man has the faults and temptations we all do, and sometimes he screws up big time while trying to help God out.

I literally could not put this novel down. From the moment I started reading it, I was hooked. I had to see what happened next. I couldn’t put it down. If I could give this novel 6 hearts, I would. It’s that good.

This novel was given to me free by the author in exchange for reviewing it on my blog.
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About Tamera Kraft

Tamera Kraft has been a children’s pastor for over 20 years. She is the leader of a ministry called Revival Fire For Kids where she mentors other children’s leaders, teaches workshops, and is a children’s ministry consultant and children’s evangelist. She is also a writer and has curriculum published including Kid Konnection 5: Kids Entering the Presence of God published by Pathway Press. She is a recipient of the 2007 National Children’s Leaders Association Shepherd’s Cup for lifetime achievement in children’s ministry.

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