Thursday, September 3, 2009

The Peace Giver

A book review by Keith Fisher

At the suggestion of a friend, I read the book. It surprised me to find it was fiction. With the title, and the cover art, I thought it would be a non-fiction book about Christ. In my opinion, the gospel message contained in the book could not be written except in fiction.

The Peace Giver, Written by James L Ferrell, and published by Deseret Book, is the story of a marriage under siege. When Rick, the protagonist, and his grandfather, explore some of the ramifications of the atonement of Jesus Christ, Rick discovers truths he’d never thought of. The message may surprise you, as you learn what it really means to have a pure heart.

The doctrine in the story rings true and the reader will learn valuable lessons. I would recommend this book to everyone. While reading, I put myself in the protagonist’s place and learned things about myself I never knew. I believe you will too.

For more info and an interview with the author go to Meridian Magazine.
You can find a copy of the book and most fine bookstores, or at Deseret Book.


Nichole Giles said...

Sounds like a great book. I may have to add it to my list.

By the way you won a prize on my blog. Congratulations.


Keith Fisher said...

wow! I did? I'll have to go check. thank you very much.

Danyelle Ferguson said...

Keith - I always thought it was a non-fiction book, too! It seriously isn't? Someone should re-design that cover! :) Great review. Thanks!

Tristi Pinkston said...

I enjoyed the book quite a bit, too.