Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Book Review-Taken by Dee Henderson

By: Dee Henderson
Publisher:  Bethany House

In my opinion, this is one of the best Dee Henderson books!  It is riveting, emotional and deeply intense!

How is a father supposed to deal with the abduction of his daughter?  Matthew Dane, an ex-Boston cop, is faced with that situation as he relentlessly spends eight years of his life searching for his daughter, Becky.  His faith is put to the test time and again as he struggles to find her, but God answers prayer and she comes home.  As Matthew helps Becky to physically and emotionally heal he realizes he must depend on God to guide him or he could lose his daughter forever. 

Shannon Bliss was abducted at age sixteen and was kept for eleven years, until she found a way to escape.  Because of what Matthew had been through with his daughter, Shannon chose him to help her get her life back on track, to heal and to bring to justice the Jacoby family who was not only responsible for her abduction, but the abduction of several other children. 

In my opinion this is one of MS Henderson’s best books to date!  Although the outcome of some of the events were predictable, the twists and turns that lead to their culmination were anything but predictable.  I love how MS Henderson explored, at length, the often asked question of:  “why does God let bad things happen to good people”.  The answers given in the book were easy to accept and were some of the best explanations as to why, that I have heard.  This book was intense and filled with lots emotion.  It is also filled with forgiveness and rebuilding broken lives while holding steadfast to faith.  This is the type of book that will remain in your heart long after you have read the last page.  I would highly recommend this book.  It is not a “preachy” type book and the plot will not only appeal to the Christian but to the secular as well. 

Disclosure: I was given a copy of this eBook by the publisher, Bethany House, through NetGalley blogger program for review. I was not required to write a favorable review nor was I compensated for my review. The opinions in this review are my own.

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