Monday, July 17, 2006

While Searching the Web I found . . .


. . . this review on a blog.

The Novelist by Angela Hunt

As an agnostic I expected to be turned off by this when I realized, early on, that it was going to take a strong Christian bent. I was pleasantly surprised at the authors' (both Ms Hunt & her protag) ability to express their faith in their Faith without driving me off. Overall, it was okay, not great, but I give it kudos for not putting off this agnostic.

Hmmm. Is that a compliment? I'm not sure.

And then I found this one:

Honestly, every time I pick up an Angela Hunt book, I am both convicted and wondering whether or not I should be reading it. She is a Christian author, but sometimes I’m not sure about the content. She’s an author you really need to read to the end or else you’ll miss the point . . . I will warn you though—[Uncharted] is not for the faint of heart. It’s an honest look at the way people think . . . It is definitely not a book I would allow my daughter to read. But I am glad I read it. I’m glad—believe it or not—I felt the conviction of the Lord on this one.

Hmmm again. She feels guilty reading me?

I'm boggled.

~~Angie

5 comments:

BJ said...

Angie:

Seems to me that both translate to "she made me think." And that, I do believe, means you can take them both as compliments.

BJ

Accidental Poet said...

What she said.

Accidental Poet said...

otoh - I'm busy buying every book of yours I can find, because I lead and host a Ladies Bible Study for our small church, and I want to have as much Christian fiction as I can find, and your books are always good discussion starters.

Also, I'm in deep respect for the amount of obedience that many books by one person amounts to.

Cindy said...

I can't wait to read both books. I'm expecting a package of Angela Hunt books, and when it arrives, I will be pretty much immersed in the books. Fortunately I'm going on a plane trip soon, and if I know O'Hare, I can expect some delays. No problem...I'll be lost in Angela Hunt World. :)

K. Reyes said...

Angie:

I LOVE your books. I first stumbled upon them after reading an interview with Francine Rivers who said you were her favorite author! Every time I pick up an Angela Hunt novel, I am surprised, delighted and convicted. God always uses the messages of your novels to speak to me - right at the moment that I need to hear it! For instance during the reading of The Awakening, I was struggling with the idea of a loving father much like the main character....WOW - powerful.

And kudos to you for using bipolar disorder as a trait for one of your characters. As one who has suffered with the disorder my entire life (40+), yours is the first novel (The Novelist) that I have ever read that uses bipolar as a trait rather than the central theme of the story. Zack could have easily suffered from any other type of disorder or addiction, yet you portrayed him as bipolar. Thus, you have helped to "break the silence" regarding an illness that is so often misunderstood. Many thanks and blessings.

Peace,
K. Reyes