Saturday, August 16, 2014

Take Back the Morning by Evan Howard, A Review

Take Back the Morning by Evan Howard


Book Description

A corrupt stockbroker on the run . . .

An economy in turmoil . . .

And a mysterious pendant sought by the richest woman on Wall Street.

Terrified of going to jail, Justin Connelly faked his death and fled the seductions of Manhattan for the quiet corners of Providence, Rhode Island. His only keepsake was an antique pendant engraved with strange markings. 

But then a sailing accident almost kills him for real. In his near-death state Justin is taken to the depths of Hell itself, where he sees things that drive him out of hiding and back to his abandoned wife in New York. But Tori’s moved on, and his old enemies on Wall Street are not happy to see him. They want the pendant, which in the wrong hands could destroy humanity—and Justin’s former boss definitely has the wrong hands. The only way out is to swallow his pride, and his doubt, and work with Tori and her new fiancĂ© to expose the truth. 

As world economies—and his own soul—hang in the balance, Justin must decide how much he is willing to sacrifice. 

A spiritual thriller critically relevant to the crises of our time.


I received an eARC copy of this book from the publisher. Here is my honest review.

I hesitate to call this a review since I haven't finished the book. The premise sounded very intriguing which led to my request. At about 13% I kept plodding through, sure the story would capture my interest. I'm at 46% currently and have decided to not finish at this point. 

There are a lot of platitudes and cliches for the spiritual aspect of this book. Yet, I just don't feel like any of it is truly pointing to God. Certainly He has hardly been alluded to in a specific manner by Jesus. There are bits and pieces that just feel so completely opposite of what I know and believe to be Biblical truth. I think this is the reason that I had such a hard time with the book.

I gave this book: 

★ = I did not like it     ★ = It was okay     ★ = I liked it    
★ = I really liked it     ★ = I loved it

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