The Reluctant prophet

Monday, October 17, 2011
My life had been snatched away and replaced with someone else’s – some other Allison who took in prostitutes and fatherless boys with half-mothers and rode a Harley into the ‘hood.

Book: The Reluctant Prophet: A Novel (The Reluctant Prophet Series) by Nancy Rue, David C. Cook Publishing, 2010
Genre: Realistic Fiction
Target Audience: Women 16 and up
Subjects: Showing love to others, drugs, prostitutes, Church
Summary: Allison has longed for God to tell her what to do for 7 years, but she certainly never expected Him to tell her to go buy a motorcycle and take it to the first part of town! So when she first hears His voice, she denies it, confident she is wrong. But she finally has to admit that He is speaking to her, or “nudging” her and He really does have an unbelievable plan for her! Next thing she knows, she has a house full of prostitutes on withdrawal from drugs and a juvenile delinquent and neighbors complaining about motorcycles driving into the neighborhood at all hours of the day and night! Her life has just undergone a radical change and all because she dared to listen to that nudge!
Notes: This is a beautiful story of someone  choosing to follow God and do extreme things for Him! Allison is a prophet, someone who speaks the words of God and challenges others to follow Him as well. Her Church  Bible study group does not look at all with favor on what she is doing and gets the most challenge. She challenges them to stop making converts that can contribute to the Church offering plate and add to their tallies of people saved, but rather to go out and love people and treat them the way Christ would. They dare to say the government has programs for people like this but it doesn’t stop Allison from following Christ herself instead of dumping that job on the government. Allison faces life-threatening and heart breaking situations and keeps doing what it takes to follow Christ. I highly recommend this book to anyone who dares open themselves up to what following Christ really means.
Recommendation Scale: 5/5
Reviewer: J:-)mi

Matthew 25:40 – The King will reply, ‘I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.’


Sofia Marie said...

I love this series!!! It's interesting and inspiring.

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