Paralyzed by Alana Terry

An Adrenalin Rush

Paralyzed by Alana Terry is a contemporary Christian suspense that I got so enthralled with that I could not put it down! It continues where Unplanned left off.

Alana Terry explores what it means to be a Christian. Being a Christian does not guarantee a trouble free life but God does promise to never leave us. “She had gotten really consistent with her prayer and Bible study, which made her wonder why God hadn’t taken her problems away.” It is in the difficult times that we grow.

There are times when we feel isolated. “God why have you left me here to deal with this myself?” Just because we cannot see or feel God, does not mean He is not there, working on our behalf.

There is a lot of fear in the novel. We all fear something. We need to give our fears to God and trust Him to help us through. “She didn’t have to live her life in fear. She was a Christian.” If we have faith, we do not need to fear.

The gift of grace is another theme. Too often people think they need to work their way to salvation. No salvation is a free gift to us, but it cost Jesus everything.

Life is not necessarily going to be rosy if we pray more or read our Bible more. These are good habits but we do not need to bargain our way with God. We live in a fallen world and none of us is immune to trouble and hardship. We can lean on God in the tough times though.

There is the topic of PTSD. Some people think that we can pray ourselves better and do not need health professionals. Praying is good but sometimes God heals through doctors and other people.

Paralyzed was one huge adrenalin rush! I read it with my heart racing. It was impossible to put down. I loved it. This is a fabulous series.

I received this book for free. A favourable review was not required and all views expressed are my own.

JULIA WILSON

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