Decoy by Joy Ohagwu

Be Still

decoyDecoy by Joy Ohagwu is a Christian murder mystery and try as I might, I could not guess the outcome! It is the first book in the Elliot Kings series.

The novel shows the importance of persistent prayer. “Haunt Heaven’s doors day and night until God intervenes.” There are times when all we can do is cry out to Jesus. We need to remember to listen and be obedient to Him too. “God had said to take the job.”

Prayer is not just for times of crisis. We should pray at all times. “She sent a prayer of gratitude to God.” Prayer is just talking to God. It is part of being in a relationship with God.

Decoy shows that we need to know God’s word so that in times of crisis we can remember the promises of God. “I hold on to His Word.”

Within the novel there is much fear. Fear can imprison us and stop us moving forwards. “What held you back was the fear in your mind.” Our mind is powerful in convincing us of things. Fear is the opposite of faith. When fear invades us, we need to run to God.

The presence of God in our lives is key. “All she had in life now was her and Jesus.” If Jesus is all you have, you have all you need.

The novel shows how we can sometimes transfer our human attributes to God. “Maybe God was punishing her for her past mistakes.” God will never punish us. He loves us. He will however gently correct us as He convicts us of our wrong doing. When we repent and ask for forgiveness, He forgives us and loves us and remembers our sins no more.

Decoy is perfect for an afternoon’s read. It will have you guessing the outcome and leave you looking forward to the second book in the series.
I received this book for free in exchange for a fair and honest review.  No monetary compensation was received and all views expressed are my own.





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