Book Review: Book Of Dreams

17 Oct

An internationally-acclaimed psychologist’s dream-interpreting gifts are unleashed when she has to rely on an ancient manuscript she inherits in order to interpret the dreams of a mysterious client.

Book of Dreams holds a strong message of biblically inspired prophecy linked to global financial chaos, as well as a rich interweaving of transplanted lives, lost hopes, and second chances.

  

  

 Excerpt

Born and raised in North Carolina, Davis Bunn left for Europe at age twenty. There he first completed graduate studies in economics and finance, then began a business career that took him to over forty countries in Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia.

Davis came to faith at age 28, while living in Germany and running an international business advisory group. He started writing two weeks later. Since that moment, writing has remained both a passion and a calling.

Davis wrote for nine years and completed seven books before his first was accepted for publication. During that time, he continued to work full-time in his business career, travelling to two and sometimes three countries every week. His first published book, The Presence, was released in 1990 and became a national bestseller.

Honored with three Christy Awards for excellence in historical and suspense fiction, his bestsellers include The Great Divide, Winner Take All, The Meeting Place, The Warning, The Book of Hours, and The Quilt.

A sought-after speaker in the art of writing, Davis serves as Writer In Residence at Regent’s Park College, Oxford University.

My Impressions:

‘In the last days,’ God says, ‘I will pour out my Spirit upon all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy. Your young men will see visions, and your old men will dream dreams.’  Acts 2:17 (NIV)

In Davis Bunn’s newest book, God’s people are dreaming, but what they are experiencing is nightmarish — terrifying images that accost them night after night.  What can it all mean?  World acclaimed dream expert, Dr. Elena Burroughs is called to interpret the dreams and discovers what it means to follow God’s will.

Elena is a still grieving widow and clinical psychologist.  She sometimes wonders how she can help anyone when her own despair is still so fresh even after 5 years. Given a centuries old book by her mentor and friend, Elena is given the gift of seeing God’s plan in the dreams/nightmares of two politically connected people. What she finds is an interconnected web of deceit and greed and God’s plan to overcome it.  The backdrop of the story is a world teetering on the brink of another financial crisis involving the world’s most important financial institutions.  She and a group of previously influential politicians and advisors, now reduced to ridicule and impotence, struggle to fight the impending meltdown with the help of prayer and the mysterious Book of Dreams.

Davis Bunn has written a suspenseful novel filled with elusive villains, dangerous political fixers and greedy bankers.  A good read on this level becomes a great read when set amidst the framework of what it means to seek God’s will and to actually live it.  The characters are faced with discouragement and confusion when their efforts seem to fail.  But when they look to what God’s message to them really is, their efforts become not only meaningful but God-directed.

Davis Bunn always produces a wonderful story with believable characters, non-stop action and credible plot lines.  Book of Dreams is all that and a whole lot more.  It will cause you to really think about what God is telling you to do.

Highly Recommended.

Book Giveaway!  Davis Bunn’s publisher is allowing me to give to one reader a copy of Book of Dreams.  To find out how you can enter this giveaway, click HERE.

(I received a copy of Book of Dreams from the author and his publisher in return for an honest review.  The opinions expressed are mine alone.)

4 Responses to “Book Review: Book Of Dreams”

  1. Andrea Williams October 17, 2011 at 2:36 pm #

    Loved the review! When I clicked HERE to enter the giveaway it bumped me to the other post, but I could not find where to leave a comment (this post had it at the bottom). Any help on what I did wrong? Would love to read this book!

    • rbclibrary October 17, 2011 at 4:14 pm #

      Go all the way to the bottom of the giveaway post. There are comments there.

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