John Cross is a small-town pastor, bent on leading his flock to follow God’s calling. He’s not the sort of man one would expect to have a checkered past.
But the truth is that the man behind the pulpit preaching to his sheep was once a wolf–an assassin for the CIA. When John decided to follow Christ, he put that work behind him, determined to pay penance for all the lives he took. He vowed never to kill again.
Now someone wants the peaceful pastor to pay for his sins with his own life. And when a terrorist out for revenge walks into the church, John’s secrets are laid bare. Confronted with his past, he must face his demons and discover whether a man can truly change. Can he keep his vow–even when the people he loves are in mortal danger? Will his congregation and the brave woman he’s learning to care for be caught in the cross fire? In the end, his death may be the only sacrifice he has left to offer . . .
Andrew Huff’s thrilling debut is not only a riveting story of suspense, it’s also a deep exploration of the moral quandaries that face those who choose to follow the Prince of Peace in a violent world.
This book starts with a bang and just when I thought it might get boring another bang happens.
This book started raising questions for me, like what would happen to John’s small church if the people that were after him got a hold of the church?
I loved the contrast of this war guy to the small town pastor, it really added an unexpected layer to the book.
I honestly wasn’t sure if I would like this book but I have to say I was pleasantly surprised and looked forward to coming back to this book.
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A copy of this book was given to me. All opinions are my own.