Book Review: Persecuted – I Will Not Be Silent by Robin Parrish

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First off, I received this book free from Bethany House Publisher and I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

That said, when I started this book I wasn’t really sure what I was expecting. Well, the back cover gave a synopsis of what the story was about, but the cover art is what made me aware that this was a more serious book than the ones I typically read. The book I started on my lunch hour the day before, and by the time I made it home that evening, I put aside all thoughts of supper and buried myself into the book. It is an easy read, but that’s not saying it is simplistic. Merely, the story pulled you in and made you think of the “what if’s”. The scary part is that even though this is a novel, all of it could potentially happen, if not already in one form or another. For me, it was enlightening. It made me think. What would I do in a similar situation? What would I do if faced with a situation such as the scene in the conference room. I don’t know. But I do know, that I hope I would make the right choice and not bow down to pressure or financial temptations.

The main part of the book that bothered me was the constant switching between the present day and the younger Luke. I understand why it was done, but it made me very confused at times. I’d be reading thinking I was in present day, but instead I was back before Luke found Christ.

I recommend reading this book. I found it hard to put down and this being the first time reading a book by Robin Parrish makes me intrigued. Also, I didn’t realize that there was a movie coming out this summer based on this book. Needless to say, I’m glad I read the book first without knowing that.

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