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Write to the Point with Robert Liparulo May 29, 2013

Filed under: Book Reviews — Melissa Finnegan @ 11:50 am
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This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
The Judgment Stone
Thomas Nelson (May 14, 2013)
Robert Liparulo


Former journalist Robert Liparulo is the best-selling author of the thrillers Comes a Horseman, Germ, Deadfall, Deadlock, and The 13th Tribe, as well as The Dreamhouse Kings, an action-adventure series for young adults. He contributed a short story to James Patterson’s Thriller, and an essay about Thomas Perry’s The Butcher’s Boy to Thrillers: 100 Must Reads, edited by David Morrell and Hank Wagner. He is currently working on the sequel to The 13th Tribe, as well writing an original screenplay with director Andrew Davis (The Fugitive).

When not writing, Liparulo loves to read, watch (and analyze) movies, scuba dive, swim, hike, and travel. He lives in Monument, Colorado, with his wife Jodi and four children: Melanie, Matthew, Anthony, and Isabella.


What if praying became a curse instead of a blessing?

Former Army Ranger Jagger Baird thought he had his hands full with the Tribe—the band of immortal vigilantes fighting to regain God’s grace by killing those opposed to Him. But that was before he encountered the ruthless group of immortals called the Clan. The Clan is after a prize that would give them unimaginable power—a piece of the Ten Commandments known as the Judgment Stone.

Those who touch the Stone can see into the spiritual world: angelic warriors, treacherous demons, and the blue threads of light that signal the presence of believers in communion with God.

By following the blue beam radiating from those closest to God, the Clan plans to locate His most passionate followers and destroy them.

Jagger quickly realizes his high-tech gadgetry and training are no match for these merciless immortals. But how can he defeat an enemy who hunts believers through their prayers . . . and won’t stop until they’ve annihilated all those close to Him?

In this high-action thriller, best-selling author Robert Liparulo examines the raging battle between good and evil on earth . . . and beyond.

If you would like to read the first chapter of The Judgment Stone, go HERE.

My thoughts and giveaway:

I loved this book. I did not want to put it down. This book throws you right into the action from the first sentence.

Now, if you enjoy a sweet romance this book might not be for you. But I like sweet romances but I also like action packed adventure and I found it in this book.

The Judgment Stone is the second book in a series. The first book is The 13th Tribe. If you start with this book you won’t be lost but trust me, you’ll want to go back and read the first. I  have not read the first but it is on my list to read this summer.

What I liked about this book was the visual it gives of what happens when we pray, what we don’t see. Jagger (the main character) touched the Judgement Stone (a piece of the first ten commandments that Moses threw down when the Israelites made the golden calf) and when the stone is touched you can see into the Heavenly realm. He saw angels surrounding those who were praying and when people prayed it was like lights flowed out of them up into the atmosphere.

What a powerful visual for us as we hit our knees in prayer and a reminder that our prayers do matter and God is listening.

Make no mistake, seeing into the Heavenly realm means seeing things that aren’t so pleasant either, such as demons, which are as real as angels even though we don’t like to talk about it.

If you are looking for a page turning, get-all-worked-up kind of book, then this book is for you. Men and women alike will caught up in this fast-paced story.

Grab a copy from you local bookstore or order from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or

Enter to win a copy by leaving a comment below by June 4th at 5:00 pm (U.S. Residents only).

A copy of this book was given to me by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.


12 Responses to “Write to the Point with Robert Liparulo”

  1. Beth C Says:

    It sounds great to read about what happens when we pray and what we don’t see. Thanks for the chance to win this book.

  2. Karen Spiegel Says:

    This book sounds fascinating!!! Would love to win it. Thank you.

  3. Faith Says:

    Whoa. Now I understand a little of what that really good title stands for! The Judgement Stone. This book sounds excellent! 🙂

  4. KayM Says:

    Melissa, I can also say “I like sweet romances but I also like action packed adventure”. It would be fun to win a copy of this book. Thanks for offering the opportunity!

  5. lib1lady Says:

    We have Robert’s books in the Church Library. I would love to add his newest one to our shelves.

  6. Veronica S. Says:

    This sounds fascinating! I love speculative fiction. shopgirl152nykiki(at)yahoo(dot)com

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