Hope Is A Dangerous Place by Jim Baton

The Same Yesterday, Today And Forever

Hope Is A Dangerous Place by Jim Baton is a thrilling Christian suspense. It is the first book in the Hope Trilogy series which promises to be exciting.

The heart of God is the focus of the novel. The reader sees how God grieves when His church loses their original purpose. We learn that we do not need a building to be a pastor. We can share God anytime, anywhere and with anyone. We are not called to go to church, we are called to be the church.

It is said that the most segregated hour in America is on a Sunday morning as there are black churches and white churches. The former are seen in the novel to be full of life. The latter are in complete contrast. In contrast also are the neighbourhoods. The black neighbourhood is in poverty whereas the white neighbourhood is wealthy. The novel reminds us that we are not to store up earthly treasures that will decay but to store up heavenly treasures that will last for an eternity.

There is a decades old crime to solve. It seems that someone wants the truth to stay hidden, but who?

The God of the Bible spoke through dreams. The story shows that He still uses dreams to speak today.

God is the same yesterday, today and forever. He healed in the past. He heals in the present and He will heal in the future.

Life is a spiritual battle. We need to arm ourselves with the word of God and with prayer.

Names are important. A name change signifies a change in circumstance. The town changed its name from Purgatory to Hope. Hope speaks of new life and not desperation.

I enjoyed Hope Is A Dangerous Place. It was a thrilling read.

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

A word of caution: whilst this is a very Christian book in content, some of the language is not what I would expect to find in a Christian novel. I do realise this is to make the novel more realistic but some readers may not like it.

JULIA WILSON

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