Hi Reader Friends and New Subscribers! Today we have reviews on two books that David Telbat has read. We’ve also included links to the books for your convenience.
Life Support, The Santee Series by Robert Whitlow
First Published on GoodReads
Book Review by D.I. Telbat
A wealthy, young businessman falls off a waterfall! This first chapter sets the stage for this suspenseful and sometimes disturbing novel about a young attorney trapped between greedy relatives and her own desire to do God’s will. The plot, focused around a comatose patient, took multiple paths, and various points of view kept me anticipating the next chapter.
Whitlow, a native of the Carolinas, painted landscapes for the mind to give me the fullest view of the surroundings. I feel like I know the town of Santee!
The musical depth of this story left my imagination reeling to hear the pianist’s prayers for myself—an endearing dimension I’ve never discovered in any book. Whitlow makes the reader feel.
As a Christian fiction author of adventure novels myself, I studied Whitlow’s pace of storytelling and scene sequences. The overall quality of writing was superb.
One of my favorite lines was: “If [the dog] could talk [he] would have told Alex what he saw at the edge of the water in run-on sentences.” I enjoyed that scene!
From the cold-hearted relatives (that reminded me of vultures) to the loving kindness of strangers (that reminded me of Jesus)—this story contains suspense all the way to the end. And what an ending! The cover of Life Support is also breathtaking. I cannot help but wonder what happens in the sequel! Thank you, Robert Whitlow!—David Telbat
The Naked Gospel, by Andrew Farley
Book Review by D.I. Telbat
(First reviewed on GoodReads)
Imagine the gospel message delivered exactly like the Bible gives it—no additives, all natural. Imagine that message—so often distorted by Law-practicing and guilt-bearing individuals—delivered as God intended to common people by a pastor of a Texas church.
Yet this is a book that will change your life, if you’re ready for the truth in its pages. Farley attacks the age-long myths of false humility and keeping of the Mosaic Law as Christians. He continuously asks the reader to answer for him/herself—how complete is God’s complete, once-for-all forgiveness?
When I read this book, I realized the contradictory ideas modernism has supplanted for the true gospel message. Terms in the Books of Romans and Hebrews are studied more carefully, and the new life in Christ—at salvation and as a lifestyle—is drilled into the reader.
This is the first book in my library that I have given copies to several of my friends, and it has had no small impact. One man accepted Christ, realizing he’d never understood the gospel until reading The Naked Gospel. (Thank you, Andrew Farley.)
Read this book. Tell me how it put you into your Bible more and into the flesh less. I give The Naked Gospel five stars and highly recommend that every Christian leader read it.—David Telbat
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