I love novels with an inspiring message, which is why "Blood Covenant" by Lisa Harris has easily become a favorite.
Often in times of chaos we wonder where is God? Why is He letting these things happen? Why doesn't He stop this? These are the things Dr. Paige Ryan wonders as she sees the illness and injustice inflicted on the Africans in the Republic of Dhamizao. As a doctor working with Volunteers of Hope International, she arrives to the war torn country with hopes of saving lives. Paige quickly realizes that she must save her own life in order to be of any help to the refugees - but not without feelings of guilt and the testing of her faith. Paige must come to face the truth that she is living for her own purpose instead of trusting it to God. Her work intertwines her path with several others in dire situations enduring spiritual trials.
"Blood Covenant" is based on the true experiences that many refugees face in war torn areas of Africa. Harris takes the reader on a journey to a place of despair and helplessness and shows them to a place of hope and trust in God. Any situation can be a learning experience for spiritual growth. This book is suspenseful, inspiring, and very easy to read. I would recommend it to any novel lovers, Christian fiction fans and anyone looking for a great read.
Disclosure: I was provided a copy of this book without charge by the publisher, Zondervan, in order to facilitate this review. All opinions are solely mine.