Wednesday, January 13, 2010

James Pence's Blind Sight ~ Reviewed

Blind Sight (Paperback)
James Pence
Paperback: 416 pages
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. (August 17, 2009)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1414334796

From the Back Cover:

The novel that impacted the life of Terry Caffey as told in the heartbreaking true story Terror by Night
Remember the promise . . .
Save my children . . .

All Thomas Kent wants is to die . . . but a mysterious e-mail and a voice from the past stir him to fight for his life and the lives of a family he doesn’t know. The leader of a powerful and dangerous cult threatens the country’s future, and Thomas holds the only evidence for its destruction. As the cult’s plan enters its final phase, Thomas must cast his fear aside and act before it’s too late.


This novel is a page-turner with a unique secondary story.

Thomas Kent made a promise to his buddies in his college Bible study. He couldn't imagine that years later, after he'd lost all he loved and his faith, he'd be called upon to keep that promise.

Kent receives the coded message to pick up a package, and the garbled answering machine plea, "save my children," and his life changes once again. Can he save the Bishop children, Justine Bishop, and the United States of America from the evil cult intent on ruling the world one person at a time? Can Thomas Kent find his lost and bruised faith?

Though not perfectly written, this is a suspenseful and compelling read. Kent's anger at God and the struggle to forgive God are mostly realistic and thoughtful. A few timing issues or rapid mood swings slowed down the page turning every once in awhile but overall, this was a fascinating story with a strong message.

As far as the unique secondary story goes, a man found one burned, weathered Blind Sight page lying against a tree. The location of that tree was the former site of his razed home after the burning of his house and the horrific murder of his family. James Pence went on to co-author Terror by Night with Terry Caffey and Blind Sight was re-released.

Reviewed by: Kelly Klepfer

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