Son Of Truth

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

The Word had said he could not repay Him for healing the darkness. But maybe he could make up for what he had done in his past. To love instead of kill. To protect instead of destroy. To guard mankind. To become what his mother had given up for reasons he did not know. Here was a chance to change his life. And become a Son of Truth. But at what price? Could he do it? Caleb took a couple of breaths. Deep down, he knew what he wanted. And that desire brought one word to his lips. “Yes.”
“I will protect you.”
Caleb could see she still didn’t trust him. And they were running out of time. The longer they were out here, the more chances someone would see or hear them. Tension worked its way across his shoulders. “Trust me,” he said with quiet urgency.
The woman glared at him, “After what you did to me in the Temanin camp? After you held me captive and tied up? After what I heard about you? You killed people! And I watched you each day walk out of the tend like you were possessed. Do you think I will trust a crazy man? I’ll never trust you!”
Exasperation began to replace the compassion he had felt moments before. “Word, I need Your help now.”

Book: Son of Truth by Morgan L. Busse, Marcher Lord Press, 2014929910: Son of Truth

Genre: Fantasy/Allegory
Target Audience: Girls and Boys 16+
Subjects: Faith, Power, Good vs. Evil, Sacrifice, Salvation
Summary: You can’t deny it any longer. Beings once thought completely extinct are far from gone. They are right here, living among us. The good kinds and the bad kinds alike. Not everyone is opposed to this though. The greedy know they can take advantage of having Eldarans in the land. People who can heal on demand can make sure money for you. Thankfully, there are those who neither fear nor wish to exploit the Eldarans, recognizing the true battle is against the Shadonae. As they seek to rescue the captives, many threats stand in their way, not the least of which is their own doubts. The world is changing and only through faith in the Word can any of them even hope to survive.
Notes: The second in a series, Son of Truth is an allegory showing how great the love of God is for His children. The ultimate being in the story, the Word, creates man, gives them free will, then dies in their place, taking on all their evil and suffering to bring them healing from the darkness within them. Some are gifted with special powers to help the rest of the people but even they have to choose to suffer in order to bring any healing or truth. The allegory is very strong and very well written in this story. It does an excellent job painting a picture of Jesus’ sacrifice and the great love it takes to offer one’s life for another. The one drawback is that this story is also very dark with much violence and death. The theme of this story is redemption. The assassin-for-hire from the last book has met the Word and been set free from the burden of guilt that weighs on him from all those he has killed. Now he is given a chance to help instead of hurt, to guard those in need of protection. A former assassin is not someone easily trusted though and helping is quite hard when no one believes you will truly help. Caleb is tested and challenged as he seeks to embrace the calling he has received.
Spiritual Content Recommendation Scale: 5/5
Reviewer: J:-)mi

John 5:24 – "I tell you the truth, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and will not be condemned; he has crossed over from death to life.

Thank you to the author for providing me with a free review copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion.


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