Have you ever read a book that made you think this really could happen? It challenges your way of thinking? American Omens, The Coming Fight for Faith, is exactly like that. This 352 page thriller made me think what might be in the future if things do not change.
This is the first book I have read by author Travis Thrasher. His style of writing kept me on the edge of my seat and turning the pages. The story played out like a movie before my eyes. It was easy to imagine the chaos, drama, conflict and characters.
Set in the future this imaginative, exciting novel had me on the edge of my seat as I turned the pages. Technology was much more advanced (anyone want a self making bed?!) but Christianity was something that could get one killed. Are we far from that now?
The characters, both primary and secondary, were well defined. I felt like I knew each one. Cheyenne and I became friends. Her emotions transferred to me. I was anxious, afraid, determined, and felt part of her adventure.
There was plenty of dialogue and it was penned smoothly. The conversations seemed real and not just thrown in. They were not ackward but realistic.
The author has intricately woven characters, plots, and twists into his well planned thought provoking tale. It took me a while to read this because it is very suspenseful and packs a punch. Sometimes I needed to take a break or soak in what I had read, but then I needed to get back reading to know what was happening.
This is no piece of fluff. It is heavy reading and I kept saying “what if this really happens in America?” The way things seem to be going, this isn’t so far fetched. I was tense while reading this, even scared at some point. Thrasher is a gifted author to do that.
I definitely recommend this thrilling, hard hitting book. Fans of Christian contemporary, prophecy, action, intrigue, and end times will love this. I cannot express how good this is because it is so plausible. Hopefully it will be a call to action for our Nation to turn back to God before things do become this bad.
My rating is 5 out of 5 stars. A copy was provided by the publisher but I was under no obligation to write a review.
About the Book
In this taut thriller that imagines a near-future America following the decline of the Religious Right, where the Christ-followers who have anticipated a rising intolerance for their beliefs for decades find out they’re right after all.
In the US in 2038, a secret society is imposing its agenda on outspoken Christian leaders, killing when necessary. Corporate regulations restrict religious expressions and policies. A recent convert, Hutchence, uses creative and guerilla-like techniques to spread the Gospel of Jesus. This enigmatic man enlists a rag-tag group of individuals to help him proclaim a warning to the rest of the country: God is sending his judgment on our nation, and his first act will be to destroy Chicago. One recruit is a young and talented computer analyst who specializes in mastering algorithms for corporate and political use, and who is on the run from the company she works for, while trying to discover the truth about her father’s mysterious disappearance. Another is a conspiracy-theory-junkie & survivalist who has discovered proof of assault on people of the Christian faith. And a widower with three girls is recruited by this mysterious Hutchence to help lead a return to God in America.
About the Author
Bestselling author Travis Thrasher has written more than fifty books and worked in the publishing industry for more than twenty years. He has penned fiction in a variety of genres, and his inspirational stories include collaborations with filmmakers, musicians, athletes, and pastors. Travis lives with his wife and three daughters in Grand Rapids, Michigan. http://www.travisthrasher.com
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Great review! I agree it was a great book!