I have been given the opportunity to do some reviews on some books from a few different publishers. Some of them do not quite fit into the focus I have for Living Infuzion, but obviously have some good information. Here are some of my perspectives on some pretty good books! Enjoy!

Monday, April 30, 2012

Prophet R.J. Larson

Prophet is the first book in the Books Of The Infinite series by R.J. Larson.  The story centers around a seventeen year old girl named Ela Roeh.  Ela is called by her Creator, the Infinite, to be his prophet.  She feels extremely inadequate and unsure of herself.  She's young, ill tempered, impetuous and never mind that a prophet of Parne has never been a girl.  But after feeling His presence she can't ever imagining going back to life as she knew it, so she accepts the sacred vinewood branch.  The Infinite then calls her to bring His word to a nation torn apart by a brutal war.  There she meets Kien, a young ambassador who will bring justice to his people no matter the cost.  Will Ela be able to fulfill her duty as the Infinite's prophet?

Ela's struggles with being good enough to be chosen by the Infinite are so transferable to every day life.  As Christians, we can often question how God can chose someone as frail and flawed as ourselves to be His witnesses to a dying world.  Like Ela, when we learn to lean on His strength and His presence, we can do anything that He asks of us.  I am not normally a reader of fantasy fiction, but once I got into it, I found that I had a hard time putting this book down.  I am eager to see where the story goes next for Ela & Kien.  I would recommend this book to any young adults who love fantasy fiction as well as adults too.

Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc. Available at your favourite bookseller from Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group.

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