Uncharted by Angela Hunt is both a powerful and disturbing Christian novel. It is powerful because it will force the reader to examine themselves and to confront the question – how do I live out my faith? It is disturbing because of its truth and its nakedness of the human soul.
There are many themes within the novel but a major one is that of appearances. Too many people invest too much time in ‘looking good’ rather than ‘doing good.’ People act a part but inside they are very different. Their goal seems to be to get the approval of man. “She’d spent her life yearning for the approval of men, not God.” People invest their lives in outward appearances and this reminded me very much of the Pharisees.
Another theme is that of the accumulation of stuff. We are all guilty of getting more and more stuff. We buy it. We idolise it. We don’t share it. Stuff can become our god, leaving no time for people or God in our lives.