Crossing Your Jordan
Kiss You Now by Jan Thompson is the most
heart-warming contemporary Christian novel that reveals the heart of God to the
reader. It is the seventh book in the Savannah Sweethearts but can be read as a
The novel shows that no one is too old to be
used by God. There is no retirement for the Christian. While we still have
breath, there is work to be done for Jesus – a hurting world needs to know Him.
The main characters were wonderfully drawn and
a mixture of mature, new and lapsed Christians. Pastor Hiram at a hundred and
three years old was inspirational in his faith. “He [God] will sort out the
junk from the jewels” – a real gem. Pastor Hiram lives, continually doing
Kingdom business. “Do God’s will God’s way.” He lives with one eye on eternity,
looking forward to seeing Jesus.
Within the novel two lead characters are both
recovering from past events that are strangling the life out of them. “Do not
let your past paralyze you from God’s purpose.” If we live in the past, we will
miss out on all that God has for us in the present and the future. With God’s
help we can move from our fears. We may need to keep giving our fears to God
until we ‘feel’ His peace.
One More Piece Of The Puzzle
Zero Sum by Jan Thompson is a Christian suspense surrounding the
topic of cyber-crime. It is the first book in the Binary Hackers series.
Not being particularly good at
all things technical, I found some of the action blinded me. I wasn’t always
sure what was happening, however it did not detract from my enjoyment of the
Zero Sum was a tense thriller that had me questioning who could be
trusted? No one except God. Suspicion lurked around every corner. There were
also themes of healing, friendship, grace and new beginnings. There were plenty
of Godly lesson to be learnt. The past is gone. We cannot wallow in it but we
can learn lessons from it. How do you break free from your past when it seems
to keep chasing you?
Trusting In The Dark
Reach For Me by Jan Thompson is a contemporary Christian romantic thriller. It is the second book in the Vacation Sweethearts series but can be read as a stand-alone.
I really enjoyed Reach For Me, I was drawn into the novel from the start. Jan Thompson cleverly opened with her characters presenting an air of mystery that had me immediately asking questions. I greedily consumed the novel as I sought the answers.
The main characters of Keenan and Phoebe were both likable and unique. They were similar but different. Both were running from their pasts but with different reasons. In their isolation, they were drawn to each other.