Tuesday, 4 June 2013

The Presence - Book Review


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This was the first book I ever read by Davis Bunn and I was so impressed by it that I have read most of his books to date.







The Presence




Description


A Small-Town Lawyer. Big-City Corruption. Can One Person Truly Make a Difference? T. J. Case, a North Carolina lawyer and politician, takes a stand of integrity that costs him his election. As he considers his future, a morning of quiet reflection is transformed into a remarkable summons that propels him into the middle of Washington politics. And accompanying this commission is an extraordinary sense of divine direction to help reshape twisted lives and challenge corrupt systems. The cause that T. J. Case represents meets with resistance at the highest levels. In a dramatic clash against a shadowy network of organized evil, The Presence emerges as the prevailing power. But obedience demands sacrifice….








My Thoughts


The summary above does not give even a hint of the true impact this book can have on the reader.

I remember feeling changed when I had finished it and the sense of the presence of God was heavy on me.
I had not read a novel like this before and have not read one since.

Set in Washington and seemingly a political type story line would not have attracted me towards this book as I would not normally be interested in politics except in TV dramas like The West Wing.  However this was a story about the heart of a person and how he was led by God.  I loved seeing how even in places where we tend to presume very little Christian influence gets through, there is always God's way.

As I said at the start it was the first book by Davis Bunn that I read and it was many years ago but I will never forget it and the true test of how good a book is, will always be - will I read many more by this author?

 The answer here was yes, yes, yes!

 In the years since I have read most of his books and introduced my family to them as well.



If you would like to know more about this book then click on the title or picture above.


 Here is a link to a list of other novels by Davis Bunn on Amazon
Books by Davis Bunn


If thinking of reading this book in the future why not pin this pic to go back to later.






It definitely deserves a place on my bookshelf,  what about yours?










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3 comments:

  1. sounds like a really powerful book!! thanks for sharing with #readwithme x

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  2. I think he wrote a book called in the garden... Or something...I cannot find it anywhere where, and v since we moved recently, it's packed away. The thing is, it taught me how much God loves me! I think I'll start pulling up his books because of this reminder!

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  3. I've not heard of this one, but it sounds fantastic! I enjoyed the books T. Davis Bunn wrote together with Janette Oke, but I don't think I've ever read any of his solo books. Thanks for linking up at Booknificent Thursday on Mommynificent.com!
    Tina

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