Kathi Macias spoke to Finding Hope Book Club this month. What a treat that was. We talked about her book PEOPLE of the BOOK, the last book in the Extreme Devotion Series!! GREAT series. RED INK won a Golden Scroll Award a few days before she spoke to our group and has been nominated for a Carol Award.

What I wanted to share with you today was her new book DELIVER US FROM EVIL!! It's the first book in the FREEDOM SERIES!!

Paperback: 320 pages
Publisher: New Hope Publishers (September 5, 2011)

Product Description 

Deliver Me from Evil introduces readers to Mara, an eighteen-year-old girl who has been enslaved for nearly ten years, having been sold by her parents in Mexico and then smuggled across the border into San Diego where she was forced into sexual slavery. Readers will also meet 18-year-old, Bible-college-bound Jonathan and his 16-year-old sister, Leah, whose paths cross Mara’s and who become involved in her dramatic rescue.

Interwoven between the stories of Mara, Jonathan, and Leah is the heartbreaking story of another young woman in captivity in the Golden Triangle of Thailand, whose past life mysteriously connects to the young people in San Diego.

About the Author

Award winning author Kathi Macias has written more than 20 books, including the “Extreme Devotion” series of novels for New Hope Publishers.

Kathi has won many awards, including the Angel Award from Excellence in Media, fiction awards from the San Diego Christian Writers Guild, and the grand prize in an international writing contest.
With women’s ministry as her primary interest, Kathi is a popular speaker for women’s retreats, conferences, and churches. A mother and grandmother, Kathi and her husband, Al, call California home.


Kathi writes books with a mission. This one is to make readers award of this horrific problem happening right in our back yards. What I like about Kathi's book is that they make the reader aware of an issue but don't leave on a negative note. They leave the reader wanting to help and leave things in a hopeful night. We can do all things through Christ that strengthens us! Looking forward to reading this series. 

Paperback: 240 Pages
Publisher: New Hope Publishers (October 5, 2011)

During Isabella Alcantara’s seventh month of pregnancy, her parents and siblings are murdered in gang- and drug-related violence, simply because their home was targeted by mistake. Isabella knows she was spared only because she now lives in a different location, but she knows too that the same thing could easily happen to her and her husband, Francisco. When her grandfather offers to hire a “coyote” to bring them across the border to America, she agrees. But Francisco and Isabella are abandoned by the coyote and left to die. Francisco then valiantly sacrifices himself to get Isabella to safety. Homeless, nearly penniless, pregnant, and alone, Isabella determines to find a way to honor her promise to her beloved husband.

Living on one of the smaller spreads along the Arizona border, Miriam Nelson becomes furious with God and turns from her faith when her border patrol agent husband, David, is killed in a skirmish with drug smugglers. Though her mother and young son do their best to woo her back from the anger and bitterness that have overtaken her, they make little headway.

Two widows—one driven by fear and a promise, the other by bitterness and revenge—must make their journeys along different pathways, but with the same destination: a barn full of animals that stands waiting for them on Christmas Eve. Forced to face their personal demons, Isabella and Miriam soon discover a common yearning that will bind them together in a most miraculous way.

Kathi also has a Christmas book coming about soon. It's called A Christmas Journey. Looking forward to reading that one too. Kathi was so much fun! Can't wait to talk with her again at book club!

Nora St.Laurent
The Book Club Network 

1 comment:

  1. Connecting with the characters and their difficulties was reflexive for me in Kathi Macias' A Christmas Journey Home. I found myself wrapped up in their lives and rooting for them from the get-go. What an amazing story of the difficulties on both sides of the illegal immigration issue--yet all surrounded by the grace of God and His amazing power to heal and rebuild lives. A super read! What a great Christmas gift for a friend. Or a gift for yourself!