Buzz about the film:
“Bringing the battle of FREE SPEECH to light.” FoxNews
“House of Cards for the religious sect.” – POLITICO
“A big thumbs-up.” – American Family Association
About The Book:
The Question Is Not IF Attempts Will Be Made to Limit Religious Freedoms, But When
The most popular evangelist of his day, John Luther, simply wants to share the Gospel and enjoy a quiet life with his family. He never asked to be at the center of a political controversy, but an ill wind has been blowing through the halls of Congress, and supporters of a new religious-equality bill see Luther’s endorsement as critical. But when Luther refuses to lend his support, he unknowingly sets in motion an explosive plan bent on destroying his reputation and undermining everything for which he stands. His once-normal life is turned upside down as he becomes a fugitive left with only one dangerous option–putting everything he holds most dear at risk while he fights to expose the truth. It is a mission that brings him face-to-face with the coming storm of persecution that could threaten the very fabric of our nation’s freedoms.
About The Author:
Robin Parrish is a journalist who’s written about the intersection of faith and pop culture for more than a decade. He’s also the author of Offworld and The Dominion Trilogy . Robin and his wife and children live in North Carolina. Visit Robin’s website.
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1. What would you say are the books/authors that have most influenced you in your life and writing style?
Most of my influences come from other mediums like movies, TV, and comic books. But speaking strictly books… As a teenager, I was strongly influenced by Frank Peretti, as was nearly every Christian writer alive today. As a young adult, Ted Dekker became an acquaintance and influence. The same goes for James Byron Huggins, who has an amazing gift for taut suspense. I always loved Michael Crichton’s books; he had some of the biggest and boldest speculative fiction ideas ever, and I always look for those “big ideas” when coming up with my own stories.
Tolkien and Lewis are probably the two literary writers who still influence me to this day.
2. If you could have dinner with three people dead or alive, who would they be and why?
Moses, because he’s always been my favorite figure in the Old Testament. I just find him incredibly compelling. If you consider his journey from beginning to end, he has one of the most dramatic life stories of anyone in history. God asked so many things of him that a logical person would find impossible to believe and obey. But obey he did. He took one gigantic leap of faith after another, in the face of overwhelming “rational” thought, and the entire course of history was changed.
God the Father, because I have so many questions. Things like… I want to know why the universe is so incredibly vast if we inhabit one tiny spec of it. There are also a long list of things that I can’t wait to hear his side of the story about.
My dad, because he died in 2002. My only regret for him is that he never got to meet my kids or my wife. He’ll meet them in Heaven, but not a day goes by that I don’t wish he was here, especially to enjoy my kids at the young ages they are now. So that one would be a family dinner!
Persecuted: I Will Not Be Silent by Robin Parrish
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
This book intrigued me from the first moment I saw the advertisements for the movie. Amazingly, this book was based on the movie (and was published before the movie premiered). All too often, this makes for a poorly written book. Thankfully, I can report with certainty that this book was everything it was promised to be and more! I have read an acceptable share of political thrillers. Since this is a Christian book, it was free of profanity and detailed intimate scenes. Notwithstanding, there was more action in this book than typical thrillers and mysteries I had read in the mainstream market.
I whole-heartedly recommend this book to all people. As I neared the end, I was practically assured of a “cheesy” ending, but the writing was so exceptional that this book would still have received its deserved 5-star rating. Had the author not included the epilogue, the impact of the book would have been diminished. I honestly could not get the epilogue out of my brain for some time upon completion of the book.
I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. I was not financially compensated, and all opinions are 100 percent mine.
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