Saturday, July 12, 2014

Persecuted by Robin Parrish

The Question Is Not IF Attempts Will Be Made to Limit Religious Freedoms, But When

John Luther, simply wants to share the Gospel and enjoy a quiet life with his family. He never asked to be at the center of a political controversy, but an ill wind has been blowing through the halls of Congress, and supporters of a new religious-equality bill see Luther's endorsement as critical.  When Luther refuses to lend his support, he unknowingly sets in motion an explosive plan bent on destroying his reputation and undermining everything for which he stands. His once-normal life is turned upside down as he becomes a fugitive left with only one dangerous option--putting everything he holds most dear at risk while he fights to expose the truth. It is a mission that brings him face-to-face with the coming storm of persecution that could threaten the very fabric of our nation's freedoms.

My Review: The premise of the book is the lengths some will go to further their own political agenda. From the novelization of a film that will be released July 18, 2014 (Persecuted), this political suspense thriller seems unimaginable, yet it also feels well within the realms of possibility as our nation, and the world, grows increasingly hostile to conservative and Judeo-Christian beliefs. The novel also touches on how easy it can be for the lure of wealth and power to tempt us to compromise, and even turn from, values and faith once held dear. 

Some of the characters did not develop quite as fully as I would have liked, although I did enjoy imagining the actor playing the roles in the film as I read the book. There were also a few things that seemed a bit far-fetched, but this did not distract me too badly; books and films tend to stretch things past believability in these type stories. I enjoyed the book and it kept my attention and made me speculate on the possibility of things like this happening...and what I would do in the same circumstances. I give it 4 out of 5 stars.

Make sure you go out and support the film while it is in theaters. Check out the trailer below:

What others are saying about Persecuted (the movie):
"Bringing the battle of FREE SPEECH to light." FoxNews
"House of Cards for the religious sect." - POLITICO
"A big thumbs-up." - American Family Association
 GIVEAWAY: Leave a comment on the blog to be entered to win a copy of Persecuted. Deadline to enter is Sat., July 19, 2014 at 9pm (CDT).

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Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”): Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway. Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post.
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"Persecuted" website 

 "The framers of our Constitution meant we were to have freedom of religion, not freedom from religion." –Billy Graham


Anonymous said...

This is Becky. I posted the other comment, but idk if it showed up. I can't wait for this movie!

Cindy Navarro said...

I know that you also said you wanted to read this book, Becky.

I did just now delete your other comment since you said it was from you. :) BUT, the reason they don't show up is because I have to approved ALL comments. You would not believe some of the SPAM comments that were showing up. Most are harmless, but some were for very bad websites!

judy winn said...

Hi Cindy, this is Judy W. I'd like to win the book "Persecuted", because I do a lot of reading at work, watching troubled teens. And it probably won't make it to a theater here. Our theater is closing in August. I'm still waiting to see #BTFS!Anyway, this would be great to read. Thanks, judy