A Rich Experience
The Road To Renewal Annotated by Kirby Lee Davis is a marvellous, updated edition of The Road To Renewal – but this is so much more! It is beautifully presented in a stunning hardback copy. The front cover is very tranquil, inviting the reader to step inside.
In this annotated version, the first two thirds are the story and the final third is the notes to accompany the story. We learn about the background to popular culture in the 1990’s and earlier as well as famous figures, biblical references and the author’s background and upbringing. It is all vey interesting and brings the story to life. Reading this version is a rich experience and one which I totally enjoyed.
I received a free copy from the author. A favourable review was not required. All opinions are my own.
Here is my original review of the book:
See History Come Alive
Lions Of Judah by Kirby Lee Davis is a fabulous Christian historical novel. It is the second book in The Jonah Cycle series but can be read as a stand-alone. I recommend reading book one first for maximum enjoyment.
This book blends fact and fiction as its’ roots are in history. The masterful pen of Kirby Lee Davis brings the past to life. All the characters are fully rounded, springing to life for the reader.
The action is fast paced as we follow various skirmishes between good and evil. Uniquely we witness the scenes and hear the narration in the first person from the perspective of a lion. He stands apart from the humans as he witnesses their faith in action.
We see that life is always a battle between good and evil. We need to tie our colours to the mast and say a big yes to our Maker.
Though a beast of the field, the lion “saw the heart of the Maker” in the humans. When God lives in us, His light shines through us.
To Aid Understanding
The Prophet And The
Dove by Kirby Lee
Davis is an epic story of the familiar biblical tale of Jonah. It is the first
book in The Jonah Cycle.
Kirby Lee Davis has put legs on the well-known
story of Jonah. Extensive research enables the tale to come to life. There is
much that is familiar and with comprehensive descriptions the reader ‘walks’ through
We learn about the heart of God and the
importance of obedience. “When the Lord says go, you do not cast off His hand
for lack of directions.” God will provide enough light for the step we are on.
We can trust Him to guide us the rest of the way in His timing.
Wicked men come under the scrutiny of God. The
Old Testament has some brutal and blood thirsty scenes.
Focus On Jesus
The Road To Renewal by Kirby Lee Davis is a Christian novel that certainly messes with your head. I enjoyed it, although at times I found it hard to get my head around the action – what was real? What was imagined? The novel was certainly realistic as it showed the battles we all have inside our head as our spiritual side wars with our flesh side.
When life hits hard and keeps hitting, what do you do? “It’s [the cross] the only hope I’ve got.” Sometimes we find ourselves clinging on and just surviving more than coping. It’s at times like these that we really need to keep focused on the cross and remember what Jesus did for us.
Life throws choices at us. We have decisions to make, paths to choose and consequences that follow. We need to fix our eyes on Jesus and try to respond how He would. If we mess up, we must not beat ourselves up but learn the lessons, forgive ourselves and move on.