Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Wonders Never Cease by Tim Downs (Review)


Paperback: 320 pages
Publisher: Thomas Nelson (May 11, 2010)
ISBN-13: 978-1595543097

Book Description
"It's true what they say, you know: If you talk to God, you're religious; but if you hear from God, you're schizophrenic."

When a car accident leaves a famous movie star in a coma, nurse Kemp McAvoy thinks he has found his ticket to the life he's always wanted. As a med school dropout who was on his way to becoming an anesthesiologist, Kemp has the knowledge to carry off the crazy plan he concocts: adjust the star's medication each night and pretend to be a heavenly visitor giving her messages. He recruits her agent and a down-and-out publisher to make sure the messages will become the next spiritual bestseller and make them all rich.

But his girlfriend's daughter, Leah, keeps telling people that she is seeing angels, and her mother and her teachers are all afraid that something is wrong.

Before it's all over, they'll all learn a few things about angels, love, and hope.
My Review:
I love Tim Downs's Bug Man Books so I wanted to read this new type of book from him. It is definitely different but good. The plot and characters are interesting and unique. The supernatural element is not overpowering.The faith element/God is hardly there. Readers who do not normally read Christian fiction might like this book also. Do you believe in Angels is a question asked in the book but it is more than about that. It is about family, faith, greed, justice, and love. My only problem is the ending. I wanted more closure for some of the characters, justice maybe? Overall different but still enjoyable. Recommended. :)
Review copy provided by Thomas Nelson Publisher's Book Sneeze Program.

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