No Place Left by Steve Smith. Book One

Riveting  What part of the book could you NOT get enough of?  I don’t want to leave spoilers, so I am going to a bit vague.  A group of Christians, a mobilizer, visionary, some just lovers of Christ, have a variety of adventures that are quite riveting, dangerous.

Elements  How did you relate to/care for the characters? What’s your thought on the plot line and twists and turns?   Haging spent 13 years on the field as a missionary I related to all of these characters.  I was on a team like this team, but not in as dangerous a place.  I cared for each one and how they were growing.

Associate  What other books are like this one? If none, did it remind you of a particular TV or movie with it’s themes and characters? Does it serendipitous-ly line-up with things going on in your life or the news right now.  I would say Bruchko by Bruce Olson is similar, except he was a long term missionary.  And in the mission world we are constantly wondering, when will He return.

Design  You know you judged this book by the cover. What did you think of it? How did it relate to the contents of the novel? And the font and layout of the pages?  I would say the cover is rather bland, nothing striking.  I did not pick this book specifically.  I received 5 of them for a minimum price to hand out to those interested, therefore I had to read it first.  The statement on the cover “A Saga of Destiny Fulfilled” leads mission workers to wonder, is this the generation?

Stars  How many out of five do you give this book? Would you recommend this book to a friend?   I reviewed this very shortly on Goodreads and gave it a 4.  For me to give a 5 it has to be OUTSTANDING, and this was not, but very good.  And yes I now have 5 to give out.