Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Wonders Never Cease by Tim Downs

Wonders Never Cease, written by Tim Downs, is an interesting glimpse into human nature.  The antagonist, Kemp McAvoy, concocts a daring scheme to impersonate an angel in an effort to capitalize on a movie star’s tragic car accident.  Using his medical knowledge, he brings Olivia Hayden in and out of consciousness, delivering his message to her and demanding she share it with the world.

Despite her knowledge of his selfish nature, Kemp’s girlfriend, Natalie, clings to their relationship in an effort to create a normal life for her daughter after a devastating divorce.  As Kemp’s lack of character continues to reveal itself, Natalie is forced to make hard choices about her life and her relationships.

In the midst of it all, Natalie’s six year old daughter, Leah, begins seeing angels, and the people in her life are forced to question their own beliefs about angels and about God.

Wonders Never Cease is a cute story, a quick read, and a thought-provoking study in human nature and God’s intervention in humanity.  I wouldn’t necessarily call this a Christian book—the main characters are living together outside of marriage and one of the ‘good guys’ makes some less than desirable choices—but it does inspire the reader to think about his/her beliefs about God and life.

If you want to start reading now, you can download sample chapters here.
For more information, visit Thomas Nelson.
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Diane said...

This sounds great! I am going to the library website next to see if it is available. I currently do not have "members" and I am trying to get a blogspot site set up, but I plugged you in a rant today about the Arizona bill.=+)

worryfreemom said...

:-) Thanks, Diane! I hope you enjoy the book--I'm looking forward to your thoughts.

Anonymous said...

I have recently become a fan of Tim Downs. His writing draws you in and is very thought provoking! Thanks for sharing and I'll have to see if our church library has it in yet.

worryfreemom said...

Or you could borrow my copy, Julie! :-)

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