Tuesday, January 6, 2015

The Promise by Beth Wiseman

I chose this novel because Beth is sharing the true story of a friend. I found the cover to be very telling of the story. In reading the description of this novel I had high hopes. I have found Beth Wiseman to be an outstanding writer who is gifted. 

This book is nothing as I expected. In fact I was let down. I don't quite understand why Thomas Nelson is listing this as Christian Fiction. It's nothing of the sort. There isn't a story a Jesus Christ based faith here. This is a novel where whatever god you pray to is okay. This novel gives more highlight to Islam than to Jesus Christ and the Christian faith. 

I understand that the main character of this story is tricked beyond measure and her story is a horrific one. A story worth sharing as to warn others not to be deceived. But instead of reading about Christian faith I felt I was being pounded with Islam and Allah. Whatever god you believe in is okay is the message I take away. 

So, as my readers are looking forward to seeking the best of Christian Fiction I cannot suggest that you choose this novel just for the fact that Jesus is missing within these pages as Allah takes over. 

This novel was a gift from Thomas Nelson for sharing my review with you. 

Beth Wiseman Award-winning, bestselling author Beth Wiseman is best known for her Amish novels, but she has also written several successful contemporary novels, set primarily in her beloved Texas, including Need You Now and The House that Love Built. Both have received glowing reviews. Beth's The Promise is inspired by a true story. Website: www.bethwiseman.com Twitter: @bethwiseman Facebook: Fans-of-Beth-Wiseman
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