My Rambling Thoughts:
Unlike some of the other reviews from Amazon, I enjoyed the introduction of the characters at the beginning of the book. By the time I reached the gathering point of the five "team" players, I understood that somehow they would be connected in a miraculous way.
I knew that all the characters would tie in for a purpose, and was content to wait to see how Bunn developed the story. I like elaborate plots so I wasn't disappointed to get a glimpse of where he was going.
Beginning with Trent and his circumstances and purpose, was a twist because the reader wasn't sure if he was the good or bad guy until later. (There was sympathy for his physical problem and his boss didn't exactly come across as admirable!) The rumble of discontent and uneasiness begins when Trent's plan begins to unfold. Hope is dead?
The perseverence and persistence of the team to obey, to go, to follow their orders, drives them through ugly revelations, shame, doubt, fear, powerful ploys to relief, faith, trust and the power to fight back.
Points I loved:
- The supernatural feel (especially the motorcyclists who rescued Richard, Jenny and the others) and knowledge of God speaking TODAY to individuals
- The evil versus good thread, knowing that God always prevails in his time
- The reinforced notion that God uses ordinary people who are willing to obey
- The battle between big influencial industries and "little" people
- The collective gathering of individuals to help
- The thought of what God can and will do; his awesome power, the strength of his rightness, the eternal hope that rises from him.
Well done, Mr. Bunn.