True love ignites their passionate pursuit of His call
With violent crime on the rise and the political climate changing throughout certain parts of Mexico, the opportunity for open Christian witness, particularly in some areas of Chiapas State, is rapidly decreasing. Hector Rodriguez pastors a small church in the tourist-popular border town of Tijuana. He also routinely carries Bibles deeper into the hostile areas of Mexico, where he ministers despite increasing difficulty and persecution.
Hector’s mother accompanied him on one of those trips and felt God called her to stay in the little village of San Juan Chamula, where she uses the Scriptures to teach reading to the families who are open to it. In retaliation for Hector’s bringing the Bibles into areas hostile to Christians and in an effort to dissuade him from continuing to expand his ministry there, Hector’s mother is murdered. Hector must decide if he will continue his work despite his worries about protecting his wife and children.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Award-winning author Kathi Macias has written more than 17 books, including the award-winning devotional A Moment a Day, and the popular Â“MatthewsÂ” mystery novels. One of her recent novels, Emma Jean Reborn, is being put into script form by playwright Barry Scott. Kathi has won many awards, including the Angel Award from Excellence in Media, fiction awards from the San Diego Christian Writers Guild, and the grand prize in an international writing contest. With womenÂ’s ministry as her primary interest, Kathi is a popular speaker for womenÂ’s retreats, conferences, and churches. A mother and grandmother, Kathi and her husband, Al, call California home.
Visit her at KathiMacias.com.
Kathi has a heart for the Christian martyr. I've had the opportunity to read book one in the Extreme Devotion Series, No Greater Love, and now More than Conquerors. WOW!
Kathi does an awesome job of capture what most of us Christian would be feeling or thinking if we were the main characters. If I were Hector I would be having some of the same doubts that he was having; do I risk my family to continue doing what I feel God has put me here to do? That is always a hard question as parents, knowing the danger your kids are in, the hurts they are carrying and the struggles they are seeing. Though our family has not personally been called to go serve in a foreign country, for a time we were Youth Pastors at our home church in Utah and we saw our kids suffer in some areas do to the ministry and it is hard, you do question whether you are doing the right thing or not.
Kathi has done an exceptional job of not only portraying the Mexican people in their poverty, struggles and culture, but in their need for Christ. Though this story is fiction, many real life martyr stories play out so similar, the location and the details vary, but the struggles and the devotion to Christ is the same.
Kathi's heart is truly shown through this series! I've cried, prayed and examined my own life and devotion through reading them. Thank you Kathi!
I look forward to reading book three in the series, Red Ink.
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I am now reading another book by Kathi~
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My review of this amazing book will be posted next week.
The Legal Stuff: This book was provided by the author and Pump Up Your Book Tour.