Monday, May 08, 2006

Review of STORM created by Bill Bright & Jack Cavanaugh

First-year student Asa Rush enters Yale College with Christ in his heart and lofty goals in his head. It’ll take a revolution of sorts to bring Yale back to its faith-filled roots, and to help Asa discover what it truly means to be a follower of Christ.

Now I’m a chick-lit author, meaning I write books about chicks. I read books about them too. The protagonist of Storm is a guy—Asa Rush. Other main characters include Yale president Dr. Timothy Dwight and the charismatic Eli Cooper. The novel, a third in a series, was created by two men, Jack Cavanaugh and the late Bill Bright. What’s a chick to do?

Not to worry, for one thing.

Storm sucked me into its vortex and spit me back out thinking deeply not only about my own personal journey with Christ, but our country’s as well. While this may look like just a story of two prideful men pitted against each other, it’s also about two worlds, both spiritual, fighting for top billing.

On the brink of the Second Great Awakening, Storm profiles young America’s first divisive president election—between Adams and Jefferson. The political waters are murky with rumor and accusations (Hm—kinda like today). Supporters of both candidates won’t let the spilling of blood get in the way of their candidate’s victory at the polls, and Asa and his nemesis Eli find themselves caught up in the whirlwind, one pursuing the other’s soul for Christ, the other seeking his pursuer’s very life.

It’ll take an outpouring of the Holy Spirit to head off what looks like certain massacre.

This chick got caught up in Storm, and highly recommends that you do the same.


Margo Carmichael said...

Sounds great, Julie. If it's as good as his _Blessed Child_ written with Ted Dekker, it is great. I'll put it on the TBR shelf.

Julie Carobini said...

Good to know, Margo!