If I Live by Terri Blackstock

The Miracle Working God

If I Live by Terri Blackstock is a marvellous Christian contemporary suspense. It is the third and final book in the If I Run series. It can be read as a stand-alone as background info is given. I recommend reading the previous two books for maximum enjoyment.

Once again there is the theme of trust. Villains look like ordinary people. The ring of crime runs deep – colleagues, friends, strangers – who can be trusted?

The novel is about an awakening to God. “I’m… not alone. God is on the case with me, fighting this battle.” We are never left alone but sometimes it takes the bad situations in life to realise this.

There is much to be feared but when we know God, we can have a peace and trust His timing. “Let God dictate the timing, not the fear.”

Prayer is important. God answers prayer. Prayers do not need to be elaborate, just heartfelt.

The miracle working God is alive today. “God did the impossible tonight. He does it all the time.” When life seems bleak, God always provides a way out.

There are good people in the story who are prepared to take a risk for friends. They are “welcoming hurting friends as if they are family.”

PTSD is a major thread running throughout the series. PTSD can re-emerge without warning. Veterans suffer and live in a state of high alert.

This has been a marvellous series. Once again Terri Blackstock has produced a story that has the reader hooked, guessing and consumed with a racing heart and rising pulse. Her heroine is a wonderful, brave and resourceful young woman who wins the reader’s sympathies from the start.

This series has been a fabulous read.

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




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