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They Shall See God [Kindle Edition]

Athol Dickson
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (86 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Sometimes the most dangerous of enemies crouches just inside the human heart.

Little Katie was a Christian. Her very best friend Ruth was a Jew. The girls' eyewitness testimony sent a bad man to Louisiana's infamous Angola prison. 25 years later, Ruth has become an embittered Rabbi, Kate is a lonely widow, the bad man is out, and people are dying in the strangest of ways.

Torn apart in childhood by animosities beyond their understanding, Kate and Ruth can no longer elude the past's unfinished business. To survive, these very different women must reach out to each other in spite of the mayhem and mistrust that shrouds one vital truth: sometimes the most dangerous of enemies crouches just inside the human heart.

Reviews for the Christy Award Finalist

"The writing... sparkles. Dickson tells a fascinating tale that incorporates murder, mystery, love, fanatical obsession, Jewish and Christian dialogue, and the depths of relationships... It'll have you tightly in its grip until the final pages." (Eric Wilson, author of novelizations for Fireproof and Facing the Giants)

"Hooked, hooked and hooked!... A compelling story with profound faith implications... Take short a great ride through the final pages." (Sigmund Brouwer, author of the Canary List)



About the Author

Athol Dickson's mystery, suspense, and literary novels have won three Christy Awards and an Audie Award.Suspense fans who enjoyed Athol's They Shall See God will love his
latest novel, January Justice, the first installment in a new mystery series called The Malcolm Cutter Memoirs. The second and third novels in the series, Free Fall in February, and A March Murder, are coming in 2013.

Critics have favorably compared Athol's work to such diverse authors as Octavia Butler (Publisher's Weekly), Hermann Hesse (The New York Journal of Books) and Flannery O'Connor (The New York Times). Athol lives with his wife in southern California.

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Editorial Reviews

From Publishers Weekly

The Christian market sorely needs more quality suspense novels, and Dickson's excellent offering makes a solid contribution to the genre. Rabbi Ruth Gold and lapsed Protestant Kate Flint share a hideous legacy from their childhood: together they stumbled upon a murder scene, then helped incarcerate the man they saw holding a knife by the victim. Now he's been released after 25 years in prison, and a bizarre string of events mimicking stories from the biblical book of Genesis unfolds in present-day New Orleans. Gold's boyfriend is poisoned with cyanide after eating an apple in her living room, a brother is tricked into killing his brother and wild animals are released from the zoo to roam the city. Meanwhile, tension escalates between Gold's Jewish congregation and a group of Christian fanatics who picket the temple and badger the Jewish people to turn to Jesus. The multiple points of view give the novel a disjointed feel, and the book's intended CBA audience might have benefited from a glossary of the Jewish terms sprinkled showily throughout (Instead of rounding up a minyan to say kaddish, I was wondering if you'd come to Mama's grave and light a yahrzeit candle with me and say shehecheyanu? ). However, the writing is original, with unexpected touches of humor, and contains enough plot twists to keep the reader guessing until the final pages. Although this is a highly entertaining nail-biter, one of the novel's significant accomplishments is its potential to promote greater understanding between people of both faiths.
Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information, Inc.

From Library Journal

As in Nancy Mehl's Graven Images, young children here witness the aftermath of a murder, and their testimony sentences a man to jail. Some 25 years later, the steamy heat of New Orleans explodes with a new series of murders seemingly tied to the release of Solomon Cantor from prison. Ruth Gold and Kate Flint, whose testimony helped convict Cantor, meet again for the first time in years as they fear he is responsible for the death of Ruth's boyfriend and an attempted poisoning at Kate's house. Working together to save their families in an atmosphere of renewed anti-Semitism, the women also learn about each other's faith Ruth is a rabbi, and Kate is a Christian. Dickson (Every Hidden Thing) explores differences in faith and irrational hatred of those differences in a sensitive yet challenging manner. Suitable for all collections.
Copyright 2002 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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  • Print Length: 464 pages
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  • Publisher: Author Author; 2nd Edition Christy Collection edition (September 5, 2012)
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  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0096JCEUK
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Bland Title and Cover Can't Hide a Fantastic Book! September 25, 2002
Format:Paperback
Although I'd never read an Athol Dickson novel before, the fantastic reviews and blurbs from other authors convinced me to give it a shot. Boy am I thankful! Otherwise I might've missed out on a great story. The title, though appropiate enough, is ambiguous and rather bland for a mystery thriller. The cover is equally so.
The writing, on the other hand, sparkles. Dickson tells a fascinating tale that incorporates murder, mystery, love, fanatical obsession, Jewish and Christian dialogue, and the depths of relationships. He opens with the release from prison of a man convicted of murder. The two girls who witnessed him over the body, Ruth and Kate, are now grown-up and emotionally disconnected from each other. Their religious differences and the pain of their past have pushed them apart. Ruth, single after the sudden death of her fiance, is a reform Rabbi. Kate, a widow with two kids, is an antique store owner. Neither of them are aware of the threats that have been unleashed with the prisoner's release, but the violence and suspense that soon surround them force them together in a fight for survival.
Dickson masterfully portrays his characters. His villians are wrought with real pain and motivations; his protagonists are fallible, likeable, and sometimes unpredictable. The dialogue rings true throughout. His setting of New Orleans, while never as palpable as in a James Lee Burke mystery, is believable. The only flaw, if it can be deemed so, is the multiple viewpoints that might be distracting to some. Though each character's thoughts are viable, not all of the minor ones are necessary to the overall story. I still enjoyed them for the added nuances they gave.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Truly amazing! March 12, 2006
Format:Paperback
After telling a pretty good friend (and source) that I was reading this, he responded with an e-mail simply stating this... "Dickson is amazing." He was right! And, as a certain review title states, the cover and title do appear rather bland, don't they? HA! This was great.

This probably won't be for everyone. For some it will be a rather sensitive subject. Then for others, it will be just what they need, even though it comes in the form of a novel. A Jewish Rabbi and a Christian woman trying to sort out their differences in the midst of turmoil? Yep. Oh yeah, and in this case, they have to trust each other in order get through what's going on. But hey, a man who just served a 25 year sentence for murder has just been released. And wouldn't you know it, people are showing up dead. This is an awesome parable, so to speak. In a way, look at this as a love story, just add some good suspense to it. I think we have a winner with Rabbi Ruth Gold and Kate (Katy) Flint. This comes at a good pace, along with a quiet understanding. Beautiful!

Set aside you preconceptions about Jewish heritage and see if you learn something. Hey for those who don't know most of the terminology like myself, there's a glossary in the back. This even MAKES you (it did me) examine yourself in a way. See for yourself when you read this book, if you get a glimpse of God.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Page Turner! August 10, 2003
Format:Paperback
Let me start by saying I normally don't read suspense, but once I started reading this book I couldn't put it down. "They Shall See God" is the story of two women whose lives are again thrown together when a murder they witnessed as young girls now threatens their future. The story has more twists and turns than a rollercoaster, and the "ride" was just as appealing. Not to mention the excellent writing . . . I highly recommend this book. And I'm off to find more books by Athol Dickson! --Tricia Goyer, author of "From Dust and Ashes."
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Story You Don't Want To Miss September 28, 2012
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Has one man had such an effect on our history, our world religions, and our hearts that one mention of his name can inflame one person to kill, or move another person to quickly change the subject out of unease, or cause another person to smile out of their overwhelming peace and love that they feel for the change He has made in their life? Yes, there most certainly was/is such a man. He name is Jesus Christ, and He is much more than just a mere man which is why He has such a strong effect on people. He is the wonderful and amazing Son of God. People either love Him or hate Him. Those that are undecided about Him are either hiding from Him or don't wish to answer the question we must all answer at some point in our life - Will you choose to follow Him or not?

We all know that life tends to get in the way of our best laid plans. One way or another one or a series of events can change our life forever for good or for bad. We can't control those events for the most part, but we can control our reactions to those events. We can choose to allow them to take over our lives and affect our jobs, our family life, and our relationship with Jesus in a negative or a positive way. They can bring us closer to Jesus by relying on Him each day to get us through this trying time, or they can drive us further and further away by believing the lie that God doesn't love us and can't help because He has allowed this to happen to us. What we all need to realize is that we live in a world full of sin, and as a result of the fallen world we live in, our lives are inevitable going to be touched and saturated by the sin swirling around us each day.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
2.0 out of 5 stars too one sided
I wanted to like this book. The actual mystery part is pretty interesting. I had two major issues with the book, however. First, I really did not like Ruth. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Ann M
5.0 out of 5 stars Intense reading
I loved the dual approach to the two different characters in the book. I enjoyed the history, educational, and accurate religious explanation about the Jewish faith. Read more
Published 2 months ago by sherry birkey
4.0 out of 5 stars Good story
I enjoyed the plot. The story was great. But towards the end it started to drag. I began to resent reading one more chapter again and again after the plot had resolved itself.
Published 3 months ago by Brooklet 3
4.0 out of 5 stars Almost perfect
There were a few typos that made sections, especially near the end, very difficult to read. Even so, the story was both riveting in a murder-mystery way and as an incredible... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Abigail Ward
5.0 out of 5 stars OMG
This book is incredible. I loved every minute of it. Wonderfully written, and great story that is full of action, suspense, murder, friendship, and religion. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Jacqui Maher
5.0 out of 5 stars Real characters, unique situation, amazing book
Another wonderful Dickson novel. I can't believe I waited so long to read these. Now I can't get through them fast enough. The characters are so real, the situation unique. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Robin
4.0 out of 5 stars They shall see God
A great book into the lives of today's Jews plus the added mystery of a mass murderer but who is it....
Published 6 months ago by Mrs D
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best stories
Once I started reading I could`t put it down. The plot thickens at a fast pace, characters are believable. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Richard Hughes
2.0 out of 5 stars Disjointed and tedious
Having read the other reviews I was surprised at this book. I had to make myself finish it, all the time wondering what on earth the author was trying to say. Read more
Published 10 months ago by capnred
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing Book!
Had me biting my nails but having said that, it also taught a great lesson on humans no matter what their beliefs.
Loved it!
Published 11 months ago by Shah's Latin Babe
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More About the Author

A master of profound suspense.

Athol Dickson's mystery, suspense, and literary novels have won three Christy Awards and an Audie Award. Suspense fans who enjoyed Athol's They Shall See God will love his latest novel, January Justice, the first installment in a new mystery series called The Malcolm Cutter Memoirs. The second and third novels in the series, Free Fall in February, and A March Murder, are coming in 2013.

Critics have favorably compared Athol's work to such diverse authors as Octavia Butler (Publisher's Weekly), Hermann Hesse (The New York Journal of Books) and Flannery O'Connor (The New York Times). Athol lives with his wife in southern California. Please visit his website at www.AtholDickson.com, and like his Facebook fan page.

Praise for Athol Dickson's novels:

"Atmospheric, well-paced and powerfully imagined . . . a highly entertaining nail-biter." (Publishers Weekly)

". . . richly imagined . . . lyrically written . . . artfully constructed." (Bookwire)

". . . well-written . . . intelligent . . . suspenseful . . . engrossing." (Library Journal)

". . . elegant prose . . . very well written." (The New York Review of Books )



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