Book Review: The Deliverer

12 Sep

The Deliverer picks up just months after Special Delivery leaves off, continuing with the stories of Mara, freed from slavery but still struggling with scars and memories from the past; Jonathan, attending Bible college but strongly drawn to Mara, despite her past; and Lawan, having escaped the brothel in Thailand and miraculously reunited with her younger sister in the US and adopted by the same family. Will Mara be able to move past the pain and hatred that bind her, even if it means traveling back to the place where her parents betrayed her and sold her into sexual slavery? Will she allow The Deliverer to set her free—once and for all?

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Kathi Macias is a multi-award winning writer who has authored nearly 40 books and ghostwritten several others. A former newspaper columnist and string reporter, Kathi has taught creative and business writing in various venues and has been a guest on many radio and television programs. Kathi is a popular speaker at churches, women’s clubs and retreats, and writers’ conferences. She won the 2008 Member of the Year award from AWSA (Advanced Writers and Speakers Association) and was the 2011 Author of the Year from BooksandAuthors.net. Kathi “Easy Writer” Macias lives in Homeland, CA, with her husband. Her newest release isThe Deliverer, the third and final book in her “Freedom” series. You can find out more about Kathi or contact her via her website: www.kathimacias.com.
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My Impressions:

The Deliverer is a satisfying conclusion to Kathi Macias’ Freedom Series. Because it is the third installment in the series and not a standalone novel, I highly recommend that you first read the first two books in the series — Deliver Me From Evil and Special Delivery. Believe me, you will not want to miss any part of this wonderful series.

The Deliverer picks up the stories of two young women that have been brutalized by human trafficking — one in Thailand and one in the United States. Their stories are heartbreaking and almost unbelievable. But only almost, because human trafficking is only too real across the world and in our own backyards. But their lives, which could have remained hopeless and desperate, are redeemed by the help and love of other people and ultimately through the love of God. Told primarily through the inner voices of the characters, The Deliverer details the guilt and shame that victims of sin go through. It was this perspective that gave a deepness to Mara and Lawan’s stories. And as always, Kathi Macias reinforces the importance of prayer in our relationship and restoration with God. The inner thoughts of other characters are shared as well, and we see that our thought lives are  just as important as our actions.

Most of the story lines are concluded, but Macias leaves enough undone to keep the reader wondering — a great technique to keep the reader thinking and the discussions going. Overall, I would recommend the entire Freedom series, especially for discussion groups. It will open your eyes and your heart to the plight of those in chains everywhere.

Highly Recommended.

(I received The Deliverer from Pump Up Your Book in exchange for a review. The opinions expressed are mine alone.)

The Deliverer Virtual Book Publicity Tour Schedule

Monday, September 10th

Guest post and giveaway at 4 the Love of Books

Tuesday, September 11th

Book review at Maureen’s Musings

Wednesday, September 12th

Book review at By the Book

Thursday, September 13th

Book review at Legacy of a Writer

Friday, September 14th

Book review at My Devotional Thoughts

Monday, September 17th

Book review at Reading, Writing and Ruckus

Tuesday, September 18th

Guest post at Review from Here

Wednesday, September 19th

Book review at Words I Write Crazy

Thursday, September 20th

Book review at The Book Connection

Friday, September 21st

Book spotlight and giveaway at The Busy Mom’s Daily

Book review and giveaway at Ramblings of a SAHM

4 Responses to “Book Review: The Deliverer”

  1. C. C. Gevry September 12, 2012 at 4:23 pm #

    Thanks for the wonderful review of Kathi’s latest. I’m glad you enjoyed it. I loved this series too.

  2. alandkathi66 September 12, 2012 at 5:59 pm #

    I love that you mentioned using these books for discussion groups. If anyone is interested you can go to http://www.newhopedigital.com and download discussion questions (free) for each of these books (and my others as well). Blessings!

    • rbclibrary September 12, 2012 at 7:39 pm #

      Thanks for stopping by. Hope a new series is in the works!

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