Wednesday, October 07, 2009

The Missionary by William Carmichael and David Lambert

I've got a giveaway copy of this from the publisher. Leave a comment at the end of the post for a chance at it.

Fans of politico-military thrillers will enjoy this one. The fireworks start when a missionary, full of passion and zeal for the street children of Venezuela, is enticed to play a minor (or so he thinks) part in what he is led to believes will be a peaceful coup, ushering in a democratic government. David Eller's rash but well-intentioned actions endanger, not only the mission where he works, but his own family.

Blood-thirsty and ambitious military officers, covert operatives, and drug dealers are soon hot on David's trail. Who is working for who remains veiled in mystery throughout the story, and some of the "good guys" come as a surprise.

The missionary must face critical questions about his own motives and priorities. His faith is challenged to the limit, even as he plumbs the depths of his own helplessness and ignorance apart from God's mercy and wisdom.

Here's what a few other folks have to say about this novel:

Taut and gripping. You’ll be glad you made the investment.
—Jerry B. Jenkins, New York Times national bestselling author, including the 65,000,000-selling Left Behind series

David Lambert is a master of words—The Missionary is further proof.
—Karen Kingsbury, New York Times-bestselling author of the Above the Line series

The Missionary is a roller-coaster read that will keep your adrenaline rushing!
—Terri Blackstock, author of Double Minds and Last Light

About the Authors:

William Carmichael is an accomplished bestselling author of marriage, family, and parenting books, and he and his wife, Nancie, are popular speakers across America and Canada. He is also the founder of Good Family Magazines, which published Virtue, Christian Parenting Today, and Parents of Teenagers magazines. The Missionary is Bill’s first novel.

David Lambert is senior fiction editor for Howard Books, a division of Simon & Schuster. He is the author of nine books, including the gold-medallion-award-winning Jumper Fables (Zondervan), co-authored with Ken Davis, and four novels for juvenile and YA readers.



Deborah said...

This book sounds really interesting! I have been reading pretty predictable books lately, this one would definitely be a change for me! Please enter me in the drawing!

Carole said...

I doubt this will be a comfortable book, but one I feel compelled to read. It's already on my wish list and I appreciate the chance to win a copy, Jill.

cjarvis [at] bellsouth [dot] net

Jill said...

Congratulations, Carole! You're the winner of this book.