Thursday, February 9, 2012

Freedom's Stand

Freedom’s Stand by J.M. Windle
Freedom’s Stand by J.M. Windle is the story of four people in Afghanistan whose very different lives intertwine. It is a story of life, loss, love, hope and faith. The gospel is prominent in this book, and I love the way it was not only described, but actually applied directly to the character’s lives. It was such a blessing to read about the characters finding peace, love, hope and confidence in the Word of God.

While I enjoyed the storyline of this book, I didn’t care for the way that it was almost 4 different stories that didn’t entirely merge until the end. I guess I just don’t care for Jeanette’s writing style, although I find her creativity captivating. While I found parts of the book to be predictable, others totally caught me off guard. I am usually an overly emotional person, and I was surprised at how such a seemingly intense book, didn’t move me at all. While I found this book to be amazing in so many ways, I will probably never read another book by Ms. Windle, just because I don’t care for her writing style. But for those who do enjoy this style, this book would be a great read.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the Tyndale Media Center book review program for bloggers. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”


Worldview: Biblical

Target Audience: Adults

Positive Elements: The telling, retelling, and application of the Gospel

Inappropriate Language: None, but there is talk of rape, the mention of cursing although
curse words are never actually used, and much violence and even death.

Unbiblical Content: NONE!

Other Negative Elements: While I didn’t care for her writing style, I don’t think there was anything else negative about this book.

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