A couple of weeks ago, I decided that I had way too much free time on my hands. To help alleviate this problem, I signed up with BookSneeze to review books. They send me a complimentary copy of a new book, I read it and then share on my blog what I thought of the book. Fun, yes? So I just finished up my first book so here we go….
Wonders Never Cease by Tim Downs
Wonders Never Cease is about angels; real and not so real. Kemp McAvoy is a night nurse at UCLA and is assigned to a movie star patient in a medically induced coma. With an attitude that life has not given him what he deserves and the desire for money, Kemp thinks up a plan to convince his movie star patient that she has seen an angel and been given an important message to share. Kemp convinces a publisher and the movie star’s agent to aid him in his plan. While Kemp is playing “angel”, his girlfriend’s daughter is seeing real ones though no one believes her. So what happens when you play angel?
This is the first work I read by Mr. Downs. Honestly, I would not have grabbed this book off the shelf at the bookstore. However, I was pleasantly surprised. Even though the story line was a bit predictable it had a few surprises here and there. There is no deep theologically discussion of angels or religion, so if you are looking for a nice, enjoyable read, then this would be a good choice. I was a bit disappointed because I think there were areas that could have been developed deeper and made a much better book.
Also, the book is labeled as Christian fiction but there is no blatant message of the Gospel in the book. If that is something you look for in “Christian literature” you will not find it in Wonders Never Cease.
If you decide to read Wonders Never Cease, let me know! I’d love to know your thoughts.
**A reminder that I received a complimentary copy of the book since I am a reviewer for BookSneeze.