Friday, January 15, 2010
Blind Sight by James Pence (Book Review)
Shared by Kristi Herbrand
Title: Blind Sight
Author: James Pence
About the book: Remember the promise. . .Save my children. . .
All Thomas Kent wants is to die. . .but a mysterious e-mail and a voice from the past stir him to fight for his life and the lives of a family he doesn't know.
The leader of a powerful and dangerous cult threatens the country's future, and Thomas holds the only evidence for its destruction.
As the cult's plan enters its final phase, Thomas must cast his fear aside and act before it's too late. (back cover)
My thoughts: This was definitely a page turner and was hard to put down. When a college friend contacts Thomas and asks him to deliver his children to his wife, who had defected from the cult, Thomas has doubts that he can follow through. These doubts are because of tragedy in his past that he has not been able to deal with. When he sees how desperate these people (cult) are to get to the kids though, he makes the decision to try and help them.
The story is told from many different points of view ranging from Thomas' to the kids he is helping, Michelle and Micah, to their mother Justine. This really added to the story and made it feel complete.
If anyone read my review earlier today on Terror By Night, I think it is amazing that the one page that Terry Caffey found from this book was so applicable to his life. Where this book is fiction, and Terror By Night is non-fiction, I felt they both centered around the fact that God is sovereign and He is in control - even though we may not understand why events are happening. I believe that when James Pence wrote this book in 2003 that God knew that one page would be influencing a man in 2008. Both books are must reads!
~This book was provided to me for review by Kathy Carlton Willis Communications.~
Publisher/Publication Date: Tyndale House, republished Aug 2009