Monday, July 02, 2012

Sean McDowell and Bob Hostetler's The Quest ~ Reviewed

Sean McDowell and Bob Hostetler 
Format: Paperback
Vendor: Outreach Publishing
ISBN-13: 9781935541424


A single phone call launches twenty-three year old Emma Seeger on the journey of a lifetime. And it turns out to be a more dangerous--and more consequential--journey than she could have imagined or feared.
The call is from a woman Emma despises most in the world--her father's wife. Emma's stepmother, a woman who had taken away Emma's father, not once, not twice, but three times. She had turned Daniel Seeger into a "born-again" Christian, married him, and dragged him off to Israel, where they worked as some sort of missionaries--an occupation Emma views as misguided, if not outright dangerous. Now Emma learns that her father has disappeared!
The Quest involves a young woman named Emma Seeger.  She is a struggling college student, trying to come to grips with the fact that her father has just remarried, a “Christian,” no less, and has gone off to live in Israel to be a missionary.  Out of nowhere, Emma gets a call from her stepmother, Katya, informing her that her father has been missing for three days and no one knows where he is.  Emma scrapes up what money she has and flies to Israel to help in the search for her father.  Little does she know the God is using this experience to draw her to Him.
 I honestly wasn’t sure I would be able to get into this book, but after the first chapter, I was hooked.  I enjoyed the way the author’s used the character of Katya to explain why she knew the Bible was true, and the evidence she used to back it up.  It was very interesting, and there was just enough suspense to keep you involved, but it was not overly done.  I feel like the gospel itself could have been presented a bit more clearly, but it was still an enjoyable book.

Reviewed by: Sarah Meyers

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