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Featured Official Review: Stoned for His Faith by Reynold Conger

Post by Rosemary Wright » 01 Mar 2018, 10:06

[Following is an official OnlineBookClub.org review of "Stoned for His Faith" by Reynold Conger.]
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4 out of 4 stars
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Stoned for His Faith by Reynold Conger is a fiction with a tale about Randy Koenig, a pastor and an author. Pastor Koenig just retired from being the minister of Good News Baptist Church in New Mexico. Recently, he released a book that unveils how a Christian can witness for Christ to a Muslim effectively. Due to his compassion toward people, he relocates to Wounded Buffalo Indian Reservation in North Dakota to ride the circuit in order to revive six Baptist churches in the area. Before now, the followers of Jesus Christ in the land were like sheep without a shepherd.

Meanwhile, in Minneapolis, Janet, a college student, has been reading Koenig’s book, and she is using the methods she got from the text to preach the Gospel to her friend, Amna, a Pakistani Muslim girl. Unfortunately, one day, Janet forgets the book in her friend’s car, and Amna’s father sees it, gets furious, and strikes her. With fear, Amna runs away from home. Her father reports the incident to a mullah, who considers the book as blasphemous and therefore employs an Islamic team consisting of a former intelligence officer to track down Koenig so that they can suppress the publication. Can Koenig elude this seeming righteous indignation of these overzealous men?

Written from a Christian perspective, this crime thriller is captivating and entertaining. The plot is simple, easy to read, and fast paced. As I started reading, I got caught up in the tale right off. The makeup gets a reader hypnotized and wondering how it will end. At one time, I thought I was reading a nonfiction because the author’s description of places and events seemed so real. The characters are well developed and relatable. Actually, they depict strength and courage. In a fascinating manner, Reynold provided enough details for each persona to balance the story. Pastor Koenig the focal character is calm, interesting, and has a very pleasant personality.

In a concise way, this work explains the nature of Christianity. Exploring the themes of the outcomes of faith, bravery, love, true and chaste friendships, it provides adequate lessons to keep someone on the right path all his life. Interestingly, it teaches how to see things from a moral perspective without being judgmental. A reader can easily grasp some simple and reliable methods to win more souls into the Christendom from it. Being a believer, this narration has strengthened my faith, and I have learned some new things that will be useful to me for the rest of my life. Surely, I’ll read it again. It's important for me to add that some non-believers may not like to read this narrative. Furthermore, this novel proves that God answers prayers and protects those who call upon Him. Likewise, it encourages the followers of Jesus Christ to learn to forgive and lend a helping hand to others even non-Christians.

Although the narrative comprises several characters, the author was able to connect them efficaciously. Really, the only challenge I faced was having to concentrate more at the beginning to ensure I followed every character accordingly. Frankly, I’ve not read a novel like this one for a long while. Unexpectedly, I let out a cheer when I was reading a scene exhibiting a rescue operation by some Sioux teenagers. It made me concur that “no Sioux is a coward.” That’s a slogan from the book. I’m delighted that Reynold based the story on the Native American culture and setting.

Lastly, this fiction is intriguing, engaging, informative, and inspiring. In addition, it’s professionally edited and thus I rate it 4 out of 4 stars. With much pleasure, I recommend it for lovers of crime thrillers, Christians, and non-Christians.

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Post by Zioklui prosper » 02 Mar 2018, 05:06

Thank you for recommending this wonderful book to the world. May God Bless you. I really love the book.

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Post by KFree_Reads » 02 Mar 2018, 05:42

Great review! This book sounds really interesting. I think I might try this one. Thanks for your review!

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Post by kandscreeley » 02 Mar 2018, 09:53

Sounds like a pretty interesting book. It's an intriguing concept for a Christian Crime Thriller. I appreciate your lovely information. Thanks!
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Post by prettysmart » 02 Mar 2018, 12:56

Admirable review! One must always stand up and fight their beliefs. Don't give up the fight!

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Post by Robbie-2017 » 03 Mar 2018, 04:19

This review made me anxious to read this book. Thanks for sharing your opinion.

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Post by KitabuKizuri » 03 Mar 2018, 08:58

Revealing review, sounds like a good book for those who seek situational guidance on ministry among people from faiths other than Christian.

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Post by NL Hartje » 03 Mar 2018, 19:54

I generally don't pick up crime thrillers but I thoroughly enjoyed your review!
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Post by Sahani Nimandra » 03 Mar 2018, 21:28

OMG! Despite the scenario in the book reflects the reality, this is certainly for real. I am getting goosebumps while reading the plot. Thanks for sharing this book! But it also reflects on the concerns that religions have towards each other. This is truly concerning!
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Post by Kat Berg » 03 Mar 2018, 23:59

I enjoyed your review and thanks. I get a bit concerned with this kind of book, especially when there is already a lot of hate speech going around aimed at people of the Muslim faith (particularly in the US, where I am located). This seems to risk creating more of problems (and promoting fear) based on stereotypes generally believed to be true about ALL Muslims by some people of the Christian faith. I sure hope they treated that possibility with sensitivity.

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Post by mamalui » 04 Mar 2018, 05:41

I am a believer myself and I loved the review so thank you I am sure to read it in the future.
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Post by DathanReeves » 04 Mar 2018, 22:17

I recall there was a moment in the film "God's Not Dead" that involved a muslim father and it recieved loads of backlash and accusations of islamphobia. Do you think crirics of the book will attack the book for the same reason?

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Post by Rosemary Wright » 05 Mar 2018, 00:52

Thank you to all of you that have taken out time to read this review. I appreciate it. Although this book contains a story with people from two different religious worlds, it was carefully written to avoid instigating anger. The aim of the novel is to encourage forgiveness and kindness so that people with different religious beliefs can live together peacefully, and another purpose is to entertain you. So, please do get it and read it. I hope you'll enjoy it, too.

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Post by Playermojo007 » 06 Mar 2018, 15:00

Thankyou for your review. I definitely will be looking out for this. I always enjoy dipping into other people's worlds.

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Post by jonathan2018 » 07 Mar 2018, 05:12

wow this article is full of spiritual lessons.the review is so entertaining too.good to learn existence of things in the spiritual world.i will revisit later

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