Friday, July 23, 2010

The Witness by Josh McDowell

Marwan Accad owns a private security firm and is in the middle of a private investigation when the tables are suddenly turned and he is the one under investigation.  Framed for murders he did not commit, and unable to determine who to trust, he finds himself on the run through Monte Carlo, Morocco, Egypt, and Jordan.  Running for his life forces him to face his own mortality, and he questions if a man who has witnessed and caused so much death can ever find life beyond this world.

The Witness by Josh McDowell is the first fiction book I have read by this author and I must say, I was impressed.  It read like an action movie from the start, even throwing in a bit of romance, and I could view it vividly in my mind all the way through.  The questioning of what happens after death and the search for Biblical answers by the main character was somewhat realistic, considering his circumstances.  I must admit though, being familiar with McDowell's non-fiction works was detrimental to the flow of the story as I was momentarily taken out of this world when I recognized some of the author's catch-phrases.  The use of the phrase, "evidence that demands a verdict" was particularly jarring, as McDowell has written a book by that title.  Despite that, I enjoyed the book and found it to be an easy, enjoyable read that I have no problem recommending to those who enjoy this genre. 

The Witness is available through Tyndale, or your favorite local or online bookstore.


*Disclosure: This book was provided at no cost through Tyndale, for review purposes.*

29/52




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