Monday, March 31, 2014

The Impossible . . . is made possible! The Turning by Davis Bunn Available April 1, 2014

"Then He said to them, "My soul is exceedingly sorrowful, even to death. Stay here and watch with Me."  He went a little farther and fell on His face, and prayed, saying, "O My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass from Me; nevertheless, not as I will, but as You will."       Matthew 26:38-39 (NKJV)

A relationship with the Lord God Almighty is not for the faint of heart.  It is not so much a series of tasks as it is a lifelong commitment which demands one's best at every instance.  Five individuals are about to discover the truth of these words.

Five unique people.  Five very different walks of life.  Yet they have two things in common; they believe that they have heard the voice of God, and they have responded in obedience.

As John, Ruth, Alisha, Jenny and Yusuuf simultaneously arrive in New York for very different reasons, they are inextricably drawn together to the same hotel lobby.  Led by the Spirit, introductions are made and the purpose for their meeting is revealed in a flash mob:  Hope Is Dead.

Trent Cooper has his priorties in order.  Me, myself . . . and I.  He lives with the fury of one who sees, and has been denied, his hearts desires.  Always striving, Trent is never going to be content with a brass ring.  Visionary, and with a clear understanding of his strengths and weaknesses, Trent Cooper will not rest until he has it all.  Trent lays it all on the line for the one roll of the dice that will either make him . . . or break him.  He doesn’t realize that in so doing, he’s already lost.

The Turning is a contemporary allegory of an eternal story; a story of rebellion and reconciliation, of romance and redemption.  A story of sin and salvation, and the eternal struggle between the god of this world and the King of Kings.  And while the adversary may wish you to believe that there is a pitched battle raging throughout the ages, and the outcome is precariously balanced on the edge of a knife . . . nothing could be further from the truth. One little word shall fell him. 

I received a complimentary copy of The Turning from River North Fiction in exchange for my honest review.

5 stars, for a story that reveals the impossible . . . and makes it possible.

Davis Bunn
ISBN 978-0-8024-1168-7
River North Fiction
292 pages
$14.99 U.S.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014


Today at 7:02 AM

Davis Bunn's latest novels
Sneak Peek

Read the first three chapters of my novel, The Turning, 
right now, before it releases on April 1. 
  1. Visit my Facebook page
  2. Click the 'Free Sample' tab below the cover photo.
  3. Once you've liked my Facebook page, click the large link at the top of the graphic that says, "Click here to start reading."
Two Videos
Free 40-Day Devotional: Print, E-mail and Audio

To enhance your experience of The Turning and to help you prepare to hear from God, we've created a series of devotionals for you to download.
Contests Start Next Week: Great Prizes!
Plan to visit my Facebook page next week. I'll be giving away copies of The Turning and will be kicking off a sweepstakes. You could win an Apple iPad Air or a Ryrie Study Bible, Moody Bible Commentary, and $100 Gift Card for! 
Share this e-blast with a friend: Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn

Friday, March 14, 2014


By now, it would appear that unless one lives completely isolated from any source of communicative devices, one has become aware of the impending Blood Moons tetrad: four lunar eclipses (two in 2014, and two in 2015) that will occur each time upon two of the major Jewish feasts.  Mark Hitchcock provides a convenient table in his book, and notes the following celestial events:
          04/15/2014 . . . . . Passover
          10/08/2014 . . . . . Feast of Tabernacles
          03/20/2015 . . . . . Total Solar Eclipse
          04/04/2015 . . . . . Passover
          09/28/2015 . . . . . Feast of Tabernacles

God has, according to Genesis 1:14, placed the sun, moon, and stars in the heavens “to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years . . .” and scientists have been able to pinpoint with great accuracy the upcoming celestial events that we have observed over the years; lunar and solar eclipses, solar flares, meteor showers, and so on.

And the religious community has not been hesitant to take advantage of the spiritual, emotional and psychological disturbances that such celestial events produce in the soul of man.  The impending Blood Moons mentioned above are no exception.  Prophecy conferences have sprung up almost overnight, offering “their” interpretation of what the celestial events of 2014 and 2015 are “communicating” to those of us on earth.  Prophecy speaker John Hagee is adamant; “The history of the world is about to change forever, and God is sending us messages on His high-definition billboard by speaking to us in the heavens – using the Four Blood Moons; the question is . . . are we listening?”

Mark Hitchcock has provided a balanced response to both the skeptic and the sensationalist alike in his book, Blood Moons Rising: Bible Prophecy, Israel, And The Four Blood Moons.  Noting that God, indeed, has placed his celestial lights in the heavens for a purpose, author Hitchcock nonetheless counsels proper grammatical, historical-cultural, contextual interpretation of the Scriptures as the appropriate starting point for any understanding of Bible prophecy. 

And his conclusions are Biblical as well.  The times and seasons are in God’s hands.  No man knows the day, or the hour.  But what we have is today, and the proper response is to be ready.  One shouldn’t be skeptical, and one doesn’t need to be overly distraught.  One needs to be prepared. 

Along with a well-researched bibliography, Mark Hitchcock has included three appendices.  The first is a copy of Leviticus 23, which provides details concerning the Feasts and Festivals that every Jew was to observe.  The second provides a series of Prophetic Checklists for The Church, The Nations, and for Israel, including the major prophetic events in the order of their predicted fulfillment as found in Scripture.  The third is a Proposed Chronology of The End Times, the author’s attempt to put all the pieces of the end times together in a chronological sequence.

While avoiding both skepticism and sensationalism, author Mark Hitchcock has provided an informed response to the issues surrounding The Four Blood Moons controversy.

5 stars for a reasoned response to religious sensationalism

Mark Hitchcock
Religion / Current Events
Tyndale House Publishers
202 pages
$15.99 U.S.