Saturday, April 5, 2014

The Turning By: Davis Bunn

Another great book by Davis Bunn!

A group of people are determined to take control. Trent Cooper sees himself among the top movers and players at Global Communications. He has come up with a plan to propel him to the forefront. He can do this. By uniting, together they will form the most powerful cultural force on earth. And if Trent can accomplish this with his plan, he will be one of the most successful men—where he has always envisioned being.

A group of people feel God telling them to do something. Take the turning, and you will find Me there. This is what God told this group of people who have never met, but who end up at the same place, at the same time, in response to the call from God.

John Jacobs has a past most people don’t know about. It has carved his future and what he can and can’t do. He is assistant manager for the Midwest depot. What use could God have for him?

Alisha Seames goes to her sister to apologize. They haven’t spoken for years. She also conducts the church choir. Should she turn it over to the pastor’s wife who also has a children’s choir? Alisha doesn’t want to let go. God requires so much from her. Can she do it?

Jenny Linn is very headstrong and argumentative with her parents. She goes to her father for advice and starts the ball rolling on what happens next. As she’s going to New York to talk with the publishing house that wants to hire her, she finds out the meeting has been postponed.

John is stuck in New York because a meeting with a prospective trucking client has been postponed. Jenny’s meeting is postponed. They meet at the airport while trying to decide what to do. They come across others and sit together at a table. As they are talking, they see the demonstration outside the windows overlooking Times Square. Hope is Dead. As they travel to Ruth Barrett’s home, they realize God has called them.

God uses John’s skills as a manager to be the spokesperson for the group. What will happen if his past is brought to light? How can God use Alisha who doesn’t want to lose control over her choir?

Only God can bring hope against Trent’s message—Hope is Dead. God is hope and He is still alive. “The fruits of the Spirit require us to grow beyond our comfort zone.”

God doesn’t call the equipped; He equips the called.
Which group will win? Does God still talk to His people today? The Turning is another awesome book by Davis Bunn. I could not put it down.

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