Posted by: Jill Potts Jones | March 6, 2019

The coming fight for faith


omensA mysterious prophet is wreaking havoc on the world’s top technology firm. Cheyenne Burne, whose father converts to Christianity and disappears, is a skeptic and does not condone her father’s choices.  Nonetheless, she finds herself scrutinized by the firm and is suddenly on the run and in hiding.  Along the way, she meets believers who, like her father, see the risks of choosing God over the world.

“American Omens” by Travis Thrasher imagines a world that’s coming where Americans are asked to choose between their allegiance to God and their country, Bibles and Christian books are banned and illegal and your every move and conversation is monitored.

If we pay attention to the signs (or omens), it is easy to believe that Thrasher’s fictional story could become reality, and that makes his book both intriguing and scary–certainly not for believers because we know how it ends, but for those who have hardened their heart and refused to acknowledge God, it will be a time of fear and uncertainty.

While Christians are slowly giving away their freedoms in the name of tolerance, Thrasher shows what the ultimate result will be.  However, in the midst of all the drama, Americans will discover true faith in Christ and what faith in God really involves.

While Thrasher’s book doesn’t involve all of the elements of most end-time novels, he tells a compelling story of what can happen as the world slowly drains us of our freedom and privacy.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Penguin Random House as part of Waterbrook Multnomah’s Book Review Blogger Program. I was not required to write a review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”


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