Monday, February 27, 2012

Pieces of Light by Julie Cave: Book Review

"Pieces of Light" by Julie Cave is the first book I have read  by this author, but I plan to be sure to read more of her works.  She has written an intense, multilayer  story from a completely Christian worldview.  Not just "Christian" in name only.  She lays the truth out there for all.  Without being too heavy weight or over bearing, Ms. Cave lets her readers experience the love of God through her main character, Dinah.

Dinah is a new Christian but she has no fear when she shares her faith with her co-workers or with her arch-enemy.    

This is a mystery novel replete with suspenseful moments and scenes.  There are several story lines running through the book but they culminate nicely in an amazing conclusion.

Society's ills are exposed in their ugly "here and now" as well as the ramification on lives and future events.  Spousal and child abuse.  Hypocrisy.   

Life is full of evil, good, mystery, solution, and yes, romance.  When Dinah encounters a potential new romantic interest in her life, she must face her past life and how it will impact a new relationship.  She must also fact the fact that she must share her faith with her new romantic interest even if it means they can not continue to pursue the relationship. 

"Pieces of Light" is a very well written and interesting mystery.  I can highly recommend it to the Christian reader as well as the non-Christian reader.  You will come to grips with the work of those who keep us save in our society as well as the difficult topic of abuse.

Author: Julie Cave credits her parents for introducing her to books at a young age, which fostered an enduring passion for reading and writing. As a child, her favourite authors were Enid Blyton and C.S. Lewis and it wasn’t long before she began copying them, writing short stories for anyone who would read them.

At fifteen, two things happened which would shape her future: she heard a creation science speaker at her church which cemented her faith in God; and she finished her second novel-length story and realised she had fallen in love with writing novels.

The following is an excerpt written by Ken Ham in his blog, in February 2010:
“Through the genre of a thrilling, “nail-biting” mystery book (that I think you won’t be able to put down), talented fiction writer Julie Cave has written a great novel. It will help fiction fans everywhere engage with the foundational importance of the biblical authority message we give—and its impact on the culture.”

I was provided a complimentary copy of "Pieces of Light" by New Leaf Publishing Group and Master Books in order to review the book.  I was not required to render a positive review.  All opinions expressed are my own.

1 comment:

  1. This sounds interesting. Thanks for the great review.

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