In “People of the Book” the reader travels beyond the borders to a war torn country that hasn’t yet found their way in Christ. But all is never lost. I think that is what I took away from this book.
Saudi Arabia is not known for the kind understanding of Christianity and as I read, my heart went out to the people who want to know more about Christ, but are restricted because of their culture. There is a mix of Western (U.S.) culture and the characters that live here and the characters that live in Saudi. Their struggles reach across the miles to touch each other and the reader.
Through the entire book I got a sense of doom. There is a premonition hanging in the air above the characters that translates to the reader. But also a sense a hope, which removes the sting.
While I enjoyed those aspects of the book, I wasn’t as impacted as I have been by previous titles in the series, I felt it was lacking in areas where there could have been a higher emotional impact. I thought the start was slow and some moments of the book failed to capture my interest.
In the end, I can say I liked the book, it hasn’t been my favorite, but it has a good message. And the ending gives a tremendous sense of hope and peace.
This review is my honest opinion. Thanks to Cheryl at Pump Up Your Book Media for my copy to review.