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- Listening Length: 5 hours and 27 minutes
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- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: A Noble Novel from Nordskog Publishing, Inc.
- Audible.com Release Date: October 2, 2013
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- Language: English
- ASIN: B00FKJ9MI2
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Christian fiction is not a genre that I get too excited about. I've had a hard time finding many authors who write on a level with some of my favorite secular authors. When I received this book, and found that it was not only Christian fiction, but missions fiction, I wasn't really looking forward to reading it.
But I was pleasantly surprised. In Jungle Sunrise, Jonathan Williams tells several stories, woven into one. He tells the story of a struggling author, Jonah Frost, and his brother Noah. Jonah is an unpublished writer who can't seem to write anything, and has turned to alcohol in order to hide. Jonah finds purpose, and something else.
Another story woven into this narrative is the tale of Memphis and Abigail Jones, missionaries to an indigenous native tribe in Peru, called the Amarakaeri. They have spent the past several years living with this tribe, and are transitioning to begin working with another tribe in the Amazon jungle.
A third story is of Grace Cervantes, a photographer from Madrid. She finds something unexpected while in the jungle.
And finally, there is the story of Basil Cosgrove, an atheist anthropologist who disagrees with the Jones' for bringing Christianity to these tribal people groups, changing them forever.
Jungle Sunrise tells the story of these unlikely friends, traveling together into the Amazon jungle in search of a another reclusive tribe. What they find is far beyond what they ever expected.
I really enjoyed Jungle Sunrise. If you enjoy something different every now and then in your reading, I suggest you give it a shot. You might be surprised, like I was.
Disclosure of Material Connection:
I received this book free from Nordskog Publishing <[...]> in order to read and review on my blog. 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" <[...]l>.
How many of us know this verse and proclaim to believe it, yet have no idea what living and dying really entail. In Williams' debut novel, Jungle Sunrise, Memphis Jones, a larger-than-life missionary, knows how to truly live -- fearlessly with faith. Jonah Frost a washed-up author from New York is never the same following his encounter with Memphis and neither will you.
I am excited by the new talent in Christian fiction that seems to be popping up everywhere. Books that are not only relevant, but have a depth of scriptural truth not always found in the genre. In June I discovered Matt Mikalatos and Imaginary Jesus. Now, this month I have found Jonathan Williams and his action-packed first novel. Jungle Sunrise tells the story of Jonah Frost, a man who has forgotten how to live (if he ever knew), but is terrified to die. Along with a very eclectic assortment of people, Jonah travels to the Amazon jungle of Peru to pursue the elusive act of living. What Jonah encounters terrifies and electrifies him. Among the wonders of the jungle is Memphis Jones, the first truly alive person Jonah has ever met.
I really liked Jungle Sunrise. It did what any good book should -- made me think. And I have been thinking ever since. This book spoke to me about real life and real living. Check out a copy of Jungle Sunrise today. You'll be glad you did.
(I received this book from the author and Pump Up Your Book in exchange for a review. The opinions expressed are mine alone.)