Persecuted: I Will Not be Silent by Robin Parrish is the next Christian fiction by this author. It will make the reader think, "What would I do if I were no longer allowed to express my religious beliefs?, what if all religions were so watered down that none disagreed with another? " Would we all then be one happy group of people who all believed alike or would we merely be a group of lukewarm believers? or non believers? Who knows we would all be alike---maybe. When would we recognize that instead of giving freedom to worship to everyone we have instead watered down our Christian faith to such a degree that it doesn't look any different than any other religion or for that matter any non religion either. Will our freedom to worship as a Christian be subtly be wiped away bit by bit until it is gone? We think that we know what we would do if a government entity tries to take over that we would fight to the death but what if our own government slickly passes law after law ever so slightly nips away at our freedom to worship. Will I notice? Will you?
John Luther is a well known well loved evangelistic pastor of the TV screen. He loves his wife and daughter though his career takes him away from home more and more of the time. He is the person that the government workers come to when they have a question about religion. His long time friend Senator Donald Harrison is constantly calling him to indorse his bill, the Faith and Fairness Act, which John believes would water down religion in order to appease the masses and get Don more votes of course. When John will not agree, Donald calls on the help of a hit man to solve his problem and further his own political agenda. This starts the ball rolling in ways that neither could have predicted.
This is a suspense filled book. People who love religious reading will love it. Persons who read murder mysteries will love it. This book has something that many readers of many genres will enjoy. It is an adult book and describes murders and a sex crims but anyone from the age of high school and possibly middle school age will enjoy this book.
I received this book from Bethany House which is a division of Baker Publishing Group for this review.