Not what I expected…but exactly what I needed.
And yet, as fresh and captivating as this book was…it is exactly what I should have expected from Davis Bunn.
The invitation on the back cover is “take the turning and walk the unlikely road.” From cover to cover that is what this book is. It is a non-stop invitation to turn from the familiar, to turn from the comfortable, to turn toward the One who calling his people to himself and to his work.
The big irony in the story for me was how God infused and used those who should be without hope to rekindle hope in others while the one who tried to convince others hope was dead was hanging onto hope the tightest…or so he thought.
Hope is not a dream. It’s God’s reality for his people and this book hands you that truth, page after page turning page.
My favorite part of the whole book was Aaron’s sermon from Isaiah. It’s worth the price of the book all by itself.
My favorite quote comes from Ruth as John is facing a task that he doesn’t feel qualified for. She tells him, “No one is saying you don’t have reasons to refuse. But God is asking each of us to stretch beyond what we think we can do. That’s what it means to be called.”
The message is simple, the challenge is life-changing. I give all the stars possible because it calls to reach for those stars…and for God. Turn the pages for yourself and delight yourself in the journey.
Read chapters 1-3 of THE TURNING by Davis Bunn for free: http://statictab.com/fvrrsxz
Davis Bunn is a four-time Christy Award-winning, best-selling author now serving as writer-in-residence at Regent’s Park College, Oxford University in the United Kingdom.
Defined by readers and reviewers as a “wise teacher,” “gentleman adventurer,” “consummate writer,” and “Renaissance man,” his work in business took him to over 40 countries around the world, and his books have sold more than seven million copies in sixteen languages.
Visit Davis at davisbunn.com or theturningbook.com/
I received a complimentary copy of The Turning from River North Fiction in exchange for my honest