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FORSAKEN by JAMES DAVID JORDAN - REVIEWED


FORSAKEN
By James David Jordan

B & H Book Publishers
ISBN# 978-0-8054-4749-1
328 Pages

Back Cover:
Taylor Pasbury, a beautiful, former Secret Service agent, has started her own security business. Her first client is Simon Mason, the world's best-known televangelist, who has received threats from Muslim extremists. When the terrorists strike, they take Simon's daughter and make a demand of the pastor that would shake the most steadfast saint. Taylor draws on all of her hard-knock roughness and training as she fights to save Simon and his daughter. Along the way, she discovers that even Simon has a past he is trying to forget – and that together they learn that some things are more important than living.

Review: Wow!! I found myself holding my breath at the end of the book. I couldn't read the suspenseful story that was unfolding fast enough. It was definitely a page turner and something I had to finish before I went on with anything else that day. I have to tell you that from the start I was reluctant to read this story because it was about a televangelist. I didn't know where James Jordan would go with this story, and I was not sure I wanted to find out. I gave the story a shot and it immediately grabbed me as I got to know Taylor Pasbury and how she become a Secret Agent. The story is action packed but also full of deep relational issues. I loved that about this moving story. It was exciting but very deep and contemporary. I loved that the author made the televangelist have a heart and that he struggled with the right thing to do in the present, as well as with past decisions he had made in life. It wasn't all about the money or the show being on TV. I also loved that this story was told through the eyes of Taylor Pasbury, a woman struggling with life and someone that away from the bible. She watched everything the church people did. I found it quite interesting and a refreshing twist.

Taylor Pasbuy says this "..Dad had told me that the best battle plans weren't worth the paper they were written on once the shooting started. I guess he was right. There is nothing worse than being alone. Nothing. Just for once in my life I want to be good enough. That's all I want is to be good enough." That was her struggle along with many other things.

This story got my attention and never let it go. I definitely wanted to read more by James David Jordan - luckily I can (and so can you). His first book is called "Something that Lasts". I'm sure it's just as good. I loved this story and the heart of the story teller. This is a story worth checking out.

Nora St.Laurent
Book Club Servant Leader

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