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""Outstanding. Riveting and disturbing in equal measure. The Church Builder illuminates the battle between church and those that wish to crush it with gripping force. Highly recommended."" - Davis Bunn, bestselling author of The Book of Hours
""Don't miss this provocative tale by a craftsman at the top of his game. Besides being riveted and entertained, you will be challenged by The Church Builder to think in new ways."" - Jerry B. Jenkins, novelist and biographer. Owner, Christian Writers Guild
""Serpents. Sin...and Redemption. The Church Builder has it all. I love this book. Bethany is my kind of superhero: smart, compassionate, and oh so wise."" - Lis Wiehl, New York Times bestselling author and FOX News Legal Analyst
About the Author
Kirsten Potter, a graduate of Boston University's School for the Arts, has performed on stage, film, and television. An award-winning audiobook narrator, Kirsten has won AudioFile Earphones Awards for The Snowball and her performance as Barbara in Major Barbara. Her other titles include Madapple, a Booklist Editors' Choice for Best Audiobook 2008. Kirsten has received recognition from the American Academy of Achievement and the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts, and numerous regional awards.
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Over the centuries good versus evil has been fought. Each side believing their right The Garden and the Wilderness are their names with members in high places and very prominent as well.
Enter Bethany Barclay, a lawyer by profession, who simply does a will for a woman. An ordinary part of her job. What she does not know is events have been set in motion with her in mind. She is about to encounter the ride of her life and for her life. Her best friend, Annabelle has died but it was no accident. She had been an agent for the Garden. Now they have set their sights on Bethany.
Finding a dead body in her home, someone she knew, Bethany is on the run. With just her wits about her she picks up the trail of her friend Annabelle in hopes of finding out who killed her. And hopefully Bethany can prove her own innocent in the process.
The Pilot Stone is what the fuss is about. A piece of history that can prove or disprove Christianity. Both sides want it and are willing to do whatever it takes to obtain it. Even if that means collateral damage on the side.
I truly enjoyed this book. It hooked me from the beginning. The pace was good though slow in some parts The suspense done with just the right amount of flavor that it kept the pages turning. The details were really good. However some sections it was not really necessary. I didn't like how it ended. However this is going to be a series so that would explain why the author chose to finish the book the way he did.
This book was received for free in exchange for two honest reviews.
This tale revolves around two secret societies opposing each other in the middle of a religious battle. Which brings me to the other movie this reminded me of was The Davince Code. Bethany realizes she’s being framed for murder. All the evidence is stacked against her. Her only hope is to find the killer herself. The only real lead she had was to find out who killed her friend Annabelle. Annabelle was trying to find the Pilate Stone for the cult she belonged to; the man found dead in her house had a connection to the cult too. Everyone wanted their hands on this artifact. Her friend was close to the discovery when she was murdered. Finding the artifact would change how everyone viewed the church and Christ! Bethany knew the two were connected but how? There lies the mystery, suspense, drama, intrigue.
I liked Bethany. She was smart, compassionate, vulnerable, committed in doing the right thing. She’s surprised at her situation. She never expected to be fighting for her life and that of so many others. This is a great book for a book club discussion. There is so much in here. It will make you stop and look at life and church differently. The word says we fight not against flesh and blood but against principalities and powers. This author gives us a peek at this very notion. This is the first book in the series. This is a book you won’t want to miss and an author to watch.
I’m thankful for the review copy of a book that answers the question, “What does it mean when someone says; God has healed me from the inside out? How can I let God touch the hurts in my heart and be healed?”
Denise says, “You can only live with your heart shut down for so long. Eventually you will fight for your healing or you will die… Some even find God when their lives fall apart!....Sometimes a person has to die in order to really live. ..Hungry for something real?.. (tired of just going through the motions of life and feeling numb inside?) Want to feel alive? Seek whatever helps you rediscover that carefree childlike heart I know is in there somewhere – that is what you should be doing to Feel Alive!”
This is a walk Denise’s characters have gone on and/or just started down the path. I enjoyed this cast so much, they are fun, bold and each have been knocked around by life. Each has a different result and story to tell.
Scarlett Jo is a Pastor’s wife that’s fun and doesn’t care what people think about her. Denise writes, “Scarlett Jo hadn’t simply survived her life. She had learned how to live in spite of it- and not to worry too much about the perceptions of others.”
Scarlett Jo is fun loving, free spirited and an inspirational person! I loved her voice and her outlook on life she says, “Oh, child do you not know about couponing?...I’m feeding a pack of wolves at my house. If I didn’t know how to coupon, my children would have had to eat me by now. But if you ever want to learn how to do it, you just let me know. It is crazy girl! I can go to a store and leave and they’ve paid me money.” (I want to learn – teach me! Teach Me! Grin!)
The characters in this novel welcome you in as family. They’re situations will tug at your heart. What I love about Denise’s books are this, you’ll be having a good time reading then all of a sudden she cleverly interweaves spiritual truths that pierce your heart, make you stop and think. Denise will help you “See lies you believe.” You’ll laugh out loud and get teary eyed in parts of this story, a winning combination.
I really liked Scarlett Jo’s husband too he says, “I watch people. I take in people. And to be honest, I learn a great deal about them by what they don’t say.”
I highly recommend this novel and the non-fiction companion book called Reclaiming your Heart! It’s a win win combination. A book you’ll want to put on your summer reading list. Did I mention I just love the cover of this book too! It’s a keeper!
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I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher blogging for books program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”
Nora St Laurent
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