I want to take a moment to thank Tyndale House Publishing and Becky of Christian Fiction and Fantasy for this blog tour and for a review copy of this book. It is very much appreciated!! Also to Tom Pawlik for writing such a fantastic book. I look forward to more great reads from you!
I just absolutely LOVED this book! It definitely earns 5 out of 5 stars from me! This story starts out very quickly and covers the lives of 3 main characters and their reactions to the storm in their life. At first, I was having a hard time reading this book. Just like movies that I watch, I have a hard time following themes that skip back and forth. As soon as I realized the formatting of the book, I was in. There were many thoughts that stuck out to me about this book. I was desperately trying to figure out the alien connection. Where did everyone go? Tom Pawlik did an awesome job of writing the story line the way he did because I did not see this ending coming! I was reminded of the story of the Rich Man and Lazarus, found in Luke 16:19-31. This book definitely had me thinking by the end and I realize that there are some storms in my life that I need to take care of...NOW. I am really looking forward to reading Valley of the Shadow!
This is Tom's second novel, but not the last. His new novel, Valley of the Shadow is now available for purchase here http://www.amazon.com/exec/
If you have a spare moment, stop by http://www.tyndale.com/authors/videoclips.asp?id=1090&vid=100 and view the trailer for Valley of the Shadows. You can also find it on Tom Pawlik's website http://www.tompawlik.com/index.htm and you'll also be treated to a trailer of Vanish.
Here you can read the first chapter of Vanish http://www.tompawlik.com/vanish.htm
Chapters 1-3 of Valley of the Shadow begin here: http://tompawlik.blogspot.com/2009/03/valley-of-shadow-chapter-1.html
Please take a few moments to visit other bloggers who are reviewing this book:
CSFF Blog Tour
D. G. D. Davidson
Todd Michael Greene
Rebecca LuElla Miller
John W. Otte
Donita K. Paul
Rachel Starr Thomson
Tomorrow, I'll have more information on Tom Pawlik, the author of this great book!