Sunday, October 21, 2012

The Joshua Covenant



Title:  The Joshua Covenant
Authors:  Diane & David Munson
Pages:  336
Year:  2011
Publisher:  Micah House Media
                The Joshua Covenant reminds me of the leader Joshua and God’s covenant to His people, Israel.  When you read the book of Joshua, battles fought then come to mind.  Joshua was learning leadership from Moses, and was one of two spies out of ten to give a good report to Moses before entering the land.  These are historical events recorded long ago for people to read and learn about God, as well as learning to be separate from other “gods” dedicated to The One True God.
Picking up this novel by the Munsons will be one of the most enjoyable investments you will do.  Taking time to read about Bo Rider’s life, both known and unknown, will keep you riveted in your chair as you turn each page.  It is hard to fit this writing in any one particular genre as it is packed full of biblical sites, travel, spying, mole hunts, and secrets.
When there is a hint of where the story is going, look out because some unknown piece of information will change the whole path of the story.  Reading along as Bo Rider goes on assignments and seeks to complete them is exciting.  There were times I was reading and so engrossed that I couldn’t put the book down.  As Bo Rider’s wife, Julia, is walking where Jesus walked in Israel with their two children and growing in her faith, she carries the burden of concern for the eternal future of her husband.
In The Joshua Covenant, we watch as countries who wouldn’t even think of working together find a common foe that causes them to pool their resources before the foe vanishes again.  Each country brings in their trained people, the counterpart to America’s CIA or FBI.  Though they want to capture the common foe, don’t be fooled that they share all that they know with each other.
Bo Rider’s future hangs in the balance as someone seeks to eradicate him, but not just him.  Does this foe have a grudge against someone close to Bo from long ago?  If so, why take revenge now?  Which people working in the embassies are counterintelligence agents?  Are they working for some other clandestine reason?  When Bo and his father are injured, why don’t their blood types match and whose future is affected and how?  Above all, where is the faith of the characters in the novel?  Does faith play a role in their lives?  If so, to what degree?
Icebergs are known to be very dangerous as well as common sights for those who travel anywhere they might be floating.  Do you know why?  The reason is because it isn’t what one sees that is the concern; it is what is underwater that one doesn’t see that is concerning.  The same analogy applies in this novel too.  Don’t be caught concentrating on what you can see.  Remember there is more that is unseen and that is where the danger may lie.  Reading through this novel was an exhilarating experience, filled with suspense, danger, faith, family history, and biblical history.  Trust me when I say that I have barely scratched the surface in what I’ve shared with you here.
My rating is 5 stars!
Note:  I received a complimentary copy for an honest review of this book.  The opinions shared in this review are solely my responsibility.  Other reviews can be read at http://seekingwithallyurheart.blogspot.com/.  Also follow me on Twitter @lcjohnson1988.
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