Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Demuth Delivers!

After I had finished reading Mary E. Demuth’s first book in the Defiance Texas Trilogy, “Daisy Chain,” I wasn’t sure the author could meet the new standard that she herself had set for Christian fiction. I was overwhelmingly surprised as “A Slow Burn” captured my heart and kept me on the edge of my seat from beginning to end.

A missing girl turns Defiance, Texas and those who love her inside out. When death finds her, all of the unanswered questions create a whirlwind of distress that no one could have ever imagined. Jed Pepper faces an enemy; he may have thought it was his father, but he learns there are greater forces at work than those that are seen. Emory believes her life is over after the loss of her daughter, but from beyond the grave God’s purposes prevail; her life is only beginning. Ouisie thinks life couldn’t get worse, yet when it does, God uses her anger and pain to ultimately bless her betrayer. In an effort to display God’s glory, Demuth takes you to hell’s doorstep. You briefly look in and get a glimpse of the pain, emptiness, and desperation that comes from being separated from God. Just when it is almost too much to bear, Demuth gently draws you back into the loving arms of God. “A Slow Burn” brings you face to face with a sovereign God who is not moved by circumstances, but by faith. Through the captive story telling of Mary E. Demuth you find yourself face to face with the God who is faithful; He truly works all things together for good.

Demuth’s writing is brilliant and her message vital; God takes it all…the pain, the shame, the brokenness, and He works with even a little faith. Good luck putting this one down! You’ll find yourself finishing this book and begging for more. Let’s all hope Mary is diligently at work on the third book! :)


Tamika: said...

This is the second review I've read of this book and both have piqued my interests. It's on my TBR list!

Deborah Ann said...

I love reading book reviews. It's a nice way to peek inside the cover, and decide if I'll like it or not. This one sounds like a winner!

Tea with Tiffany said...

I love Mary's heart and books. I'm not much of a fiction reader but I have read hers, Watching the Tree Limbs.

Cherie Hill said...

I agree Tiffany...Mary's heart is wonderful...I've never been much of a fiction reader either...but Mary has set a new standard...I LOVE it!

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I am so blessed that you would take the time to share your thoughts with me! You encourage my faith and I pray that God will fill you to the full with His love, mercy,and grace! With joy, Cherie

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