My Hands Came Away Red
Cori signs up to take a mission trip to Indonesia during the summer after her senior year of high school. Inspired by happy visions of building churches and seeing beautiful beaches, she gladly escapes her complicated love life back home. Five weeks after their arrival, a sectarian and... show more
Cori signs up to take a mission trip to Indonesia during the summer after her senior year of high school. Inspired by happy visions of building churches and seeing beautiful beaches, she gladly escapes her complicated love life back home. Five weeks after their arrival, a sectarian and religious conflict that has been simmering for years flames to life with deadly results on the nearby island of Ambon. Within days, the church building the team had constructed is in ashes, its pastor and fifty villagers are dead, and the six terrified teenagers are stranded in the mountainous jungle with only the pastor's teenage son to guide them to safety. Ultimately, Cori's emotional quest to rediscover hope proves as arduous as the physical journey home.
Publish date: September 1st 2007
Publisher: Moody Publishers
Pages no: 391
Edition language: English
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, Adult Fiction
, Christian Fiction
I will tell you that I was not expecting much from the cover blurb by Publishers Weekly. For something to be touted as "one of Christian fiction's best novels of the year", often there is much beating of Bibles involved and at least one conversion. This book has one offscreen conversion, by a mino...
3.5 stars.I must admit, I was a little scared. Christian fiction is dangerous business, finding good ones and avoiding the heavy handed "PRAISE SWEET LORD JESUS HALLUJAUH GOD BLESS AMEN!!!" every other sentence. The very beginning had me a wee bit wary of what the rest would be like but it soon even...
Instead of reading this book, I'd recommend reading Gracia Burnham's book "In the Presence of My Enemies". Gracia's book is not fiction, it really happened. And how they reacted to similar circumstances that are laid out in "My Hands came Away Red" is the reaction of real people living out their C...
"My Hands Came Away Red" is partly a suspense novel, partly Christian literature, and partly a seriously-themed Disney Channel Original Movie. It actually worked moderately well; the book held my attention from start until finish. I wish there had been a bit more action, and the ending seemed too ...