“Seek and Hide” by Amanda Stevens, book review
Six years ago the government outlawed the Bible and Christianity. The church has gone underground. When people are turned in to the Constabulary, the newly formed agency to hunt down, capture, punish and re-educate Christians. The process is secretive, but everyone knows that nothing good comes from being taken in the by the Constabulary.
Marcus is a new Christian, but understands all that is at stake! He is part of a small home church he considers his family. And he protects those folks and those known to them. Even when his own life is put in danger.
Aubrey recanted her faith to save the life of her son. But that decision has haunted her ever since. And when faced with it again, she stands firm. And her son is taken from her. She runs away before the Constabulary could capture her. She runs into Marcus while evades the agents. He helps her escape and takes her into her home to protect her. During their time together, both learn about trust and forgiveness.
This book is a look into what the future could look like if the government takes to many freedoms away from the people. I was pleased to see that some people were able to stand up in the face of oppression and hold strong to their faith, even if they were to lose their lives.
Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher. All opinions expressed are my own.
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David C. Cook (September 15, 2014)
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
As a child, Amanda G. Stevens disparaged Mary Poppins and Stuart Little because they could never happen. Now, she writes speculative fiction. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in English and has taught literature and composition to home-school students. She lives in Michigan and loves books, film, music, and white cheddar popcorn. Amanda’s first novel, Seek and Hide, will be available September 15, 2014 from David C Cook.
ABOUT THE BOOK
Six years ago, the government took control of the church. Only re-translated Bibles are legal, and a specialized agency called the Constabulary enforces this and other regulations. Marcus Brenner, a new Christian, will do anything to protect his church family from imprisonment–including risk his own freedom to gain the trust of a government agent.
Aubrey Weston recanted her faith when the Constabulary threatened her baby. Now released, she just wants to provide for her son and avoid government notice. But she’s targeted again, and this time, her baby is taken into custody. If only she’d never denied Him, maybe God would hear her pleas for help.
When Aubrey and Marcus’s lives collide, they are forced to confront the lies they believe about themselves. And God is about to grab hold of Marcus’s life in a way he’d never expect, turning a loner into a leader.