Saturday, September 15, 2012

"The Deliverer" by Kathy Macias Book Review

Summary (from goodreads): In book three of the "Freedom" series, the main character, Mara, finds herself the object of her uncle's revenge. From a life sentence in prison, Uncle Jefe, who held her as a sex slave in his San Diego brothel, uses his underground connections to kidnap and drag Mara back into the dark shadows of human trafficking. Now in the struggle for her life and her ultimate freedom, Mara finds herself kidnapped and experiencing something she never dreamed possible. She finally finds herself yielding to the One who can truly set her free--not only from her past life and all the fears and scars that go with it, but from herself and her own sin. This time her choice delivers her from the shadow of her name's meaning, "bitter," and into the light of true joy. At New Hope Digital ( you can find study questions for each book in this series and an "ideas and resources" list to help educate readers and enable them to apply what they've learned and become actively involved in this massive and ongoing human tragedy--Trafficking in Persons.

The DelivererThe Deliverer by Kathi Macias
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

What an amazing book!  Very rarely do I have the opportunity to read books that affect me so emotionally and spiritually, but this is indeed one of them.  Tears don't come easily to me when it comes to books, but this was a book that brought the tears on many occasions, and I was reminded of the way God works His plans at all times in all situations.

The prayers in this book touched my heart again and again.  Although they were being voiced by fictional characters, they were so real.  To see characters who prayed to and relied on God for everything was an encouragement to me.  And to have God speak back to them was a good reminder to me that prayer is a 2-way conversation.

This is the second book in a row that I have read about human sex trafficking, and I was horrified to discover that this is still something that is so prevalent in our world--even our country.  I can't imagine how often this happens, and we know nothing about it.

I was pleased to see that even though the book was basically a "happy ending" book (no spoilers here), it was realistic.  And is showed God's faithfulness in every situation, even when it makes no sense to us.  This is a quick, inspiring read that I would highly recommend to anyone!

I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.  I was not financially compensated, and all opinions are 100 percent mine.

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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.

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  1. Thanks for the lovely review of Kathi's latest and final book in the Freedom series. I'm glad you enjoyed it so much.

  2. Thanks so much for the touching review of The Deliverer and for helping to spread the word about the horrific crime of human trafficking. We must join together to do everything possible to rescue these victims, many of whom are children!


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