BOOK REVIEW: “Dangerous Passage”

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Finely nuanced novels written within a Christian framework are few and far between; this one by Lisa Harris is a choice find. Her crime story is well-told; she knows the field of police detective work cold. The story is compelling and moves along briskly. Amazingly, from her writing desk in Africa, she nicely captures the ambience of modern life in Atlanta.

I especially commend this gifted missionary author for the gracious inclusion of faith in her narrative. Not many do this successfully; far too often dialogue lapses into preachy, stuffy, and unrealistic hokum. Lisa thrives at the art of what C. S. Lewis lauded as Christian faith wisely held just beneath the surface of a good story. Her main characters look to their God for wisdom and strength, but don’t forfeit their street smarts in the process. Even an open-minded secular reader, I believe, will appreciate this finely crafted saga.

The scourge of human trafficking is one that tugs at my own heartstrings, so I much admire her insights into this subject. Many thanks to Ms. Harris and Revell for allowing God to use her to such lasting effect.

 

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About David B. Smith

I'm a math professor at San Bernardino Valley College - awesome place! - and author of adult Christian fiction. Lisa and I have two grown daughters and four grandkids.
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