Today’s book is a novel by Terri Blackstock, who was a serial author for publishers such as Harper Collins and Harlequin. She turned to writing Christian novels and vowed to glorify Christ in everything she writes. Twenty novels later The Gifted was published by Thomas Nelson under their W Publishing banner.
Terri Blackstock, The Gifted. Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 2002. 129 pp. 0849943418, 9780849943416.
This book is a novel length narrative sermon on Romans 12, focussing on the Church using their spiritual gifts to build up the body of Christ. The first chapter wasn’t promising and I thought I was in for a long overbearing sermon about how Christians should do more but then the earthquake occurred and things started hopping. The three main characters are given supernatural giftings which they use to spread the Good News and convert many to New Life. These special powers are taken away after 48 hours but they realise that they haven’t really lost anything because their church is able to continue what they have started using the gifts of all its members. On the whole, this is a good quick read and I can only hope that it encourages people to use the gifts they have, whatever they might be. You can find it in the BAC library under FIC BLA.