Saturday, September 8, 2012

Tongue of Fire Book Review & Facebook Giveaway

David McKnight, the author of the new book Tongue of Fire, contacted me asking to read and review his book. The summary on the back cover reads:
The charismatic new preacher at the local mega-church is drawing followers by the hundreds. There’s only one problem. He’s a Mormon, and nobody knows it.  
John Peterson tries to follow the Spirit, but it tells him to preach, and preaching only seems to get him into trouble. His strident defense of the Mormon Church has gotten him fired again, forcing his family to move for the third time in as many years. Looking for a fresh start in Mayfield, John agrees to keep his head down. But when the owner of the local mega-church loses his pastor, he invites John to preach without asking the name of his church. After a spiritual prompting, John decides to preach, but as his following explodes, his new-found fame threatens to expose his religion and shatter his family’s hopes for a new life.  
The town of Mayfield is growing impatient with high school football coach Paul Connelly. The former pastor was hired to help save the football program after the greatest scandal in school history, but after four straight losing seasons, his time is running out. With John Peterson’s meteoric rise, the town appears to have found a new moral authority, and an excuse to find a new coach. When Paul discovers that John is a Mormon, he finds the key to restoring his moral standing—all he has to do is expose and destroy John Peterson.
The summary piqued my curiosity. Once I started reading, I was hooked! I finished it in 2 days. It was that good.

*Fast-paced, easy read.
*Chapter divisions and endings are perfect.
*Great for everyone, from teens to adults, men to women.
*Many underlying themes, the most prominent being what defines a Christian and the most important being the unforeseen consequences of actions. I found myself analyzing the themes and characters as if I were back in AP English!
*Well rounded: includes romance, sports, and family dynamics, not just religion.
*Clean read. No swearing or sexual innuendos at all.
*Great cover illustration.
*Not just for an LDS audience. Other Christians could read, understand, and enjoy it.

*I would have liked to have known more about John's experiences in the other towns and read one of his sermons in the new town.

For a limited time, David McKnight is giving away the ebook for free! All you need to do is like the Tongue of Fire Facebook page. Ten lucky winners will also receive a paperback copy!

Come back next week for an interview with the author.
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