Policed by Alana Terry is the third book in the Kennedy Stern series but can be read as a stand-alone. Alana Terry writes contemporary Christian stories about issues that are relevant today. Policed covers two big issues – racism and HIV. Alana Terry uncovers the myths and the realities.
It is a sorry state of affairs that racism still exists in the twenty first century. That people are seen by the colour of their skin rather than the state of their heart. Fortunately there are more people willing to stand against racism, so that Martin Luther King’s peaceful protests were not in vain.
The novel reminded me at times of Edmund Burkes statement “the only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” Thank goodness for people who will fight against injustice.
God is at the heart of the novel. To some, He seems inactive and they wonder if He sees and if He cares. He does see and He does care. He walks alongside us in our pain.
Prayer is important. Life is a battle and it makes sense to call people prayer warriors. We need to fight all our battles on our knees. Prayers do not need to be long winded, they just need to be heartfelt. There are times when we just cannot pray and then we need others to stand in the gap and pray for us.
Policed was about friendship. Friendship can hurt at times but we all need loyal friends.
I loved Policed. It was a meaty read about real issues. It’s now on to book four for me in this marvellous series.
I received this book for free. A favourable review was not required and all views expressed are my own.