In Review: I love buying books that both hubs and I can read. "Against All Odds" is definitely one of those books. Of course, as I have told you before, it feels as though all of the books in this year's book review have been sent my way from God to speak directly to me. The overwhelming theme of this book is forgiveness. One of the best statements of the book is, "Forgiveness is hard, honey. But it's what God calls us to. Besides, as some wise person once said, holding a grudge is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die. It hurts you a lot more than it hurts them." Ouch. Ouch. Ouch. I have been having a hard time forgiving some people in my life. Basically drinking poison and hoping it hurts them. They probably don't even know it. So this book hit home for me.
Add to that all the elements of the things I love about my favorite television show - FBI, kidnapping, hostage rescue team, diplomat, murder, relationships, women in distress, safe house, and bombs.
God tells us that if WE seek and WE knock then He will answer the door. I do not believe that the Bible teaches that we can ask for salvation for someone else. I do believe that we can pray for someone that their hearts will be softened, but I believe that every person has to make that choice for themselves. That was the only problem that I had with this book.
Because of that I could not give this book a 5 coffee rating.
Rating: 4 coffee cups
For FBI Hostage Rescue Team member Evan Cooper and his partner, dignitary protection duty should have been a piece of cake. Unfortunately, Monica Callahan isn’t making it easy. Estranged from her diplomat father, who is involved in a sensitive hostage situation in the Middle East, she refuses to be intimidated by a related terrorist threat back in the States…until a chilling warning convinces her that the danger is very real—and escalating. As Coop and his partner do their best to keep her safe, David Callahan continues his work—triggering an abduction that puts his daughter’s life at risk. And with every second that ticks by, Coop knows that the odds of saving the only woman who has ever managed to breach the walls around his heart are dropping. Because terrorists aren’t known for their patience—or their mercy.
If you would like to read the first chapter of Against All Odds, go HERE