So I have to be honest with you. I’m a bit late posting this book review.
It’s due today but it’s now night time and I should have had it done by this morning.
“What’s the deal?” You may ask.
Well, the only excuse I have is that I was trying to finish the book because I wanted to see how it ended.
Lost Mission by Athol Dickson weaves such a great tale that I quite literally didn’t think I would do this book review justice if I didn’t finish the book. Then I realized that it may just be a good thing if I didn’t finish because I may give the ending away! And that, I wouldn’t be able to forgive myself for.
As many of you know I take my book reviews VERY SERIOUS. I am an avid reader, so when I got the chance to work with Howard Book (a division of Simon and Schuster) I was thrilled! Show me a reader that wouldn’t give their right arm to review new books and I’ll show you a..well I don’t know what I’d show you, but it wouldn’t be pretty!
Lost Mission is, in my opinion, a book about the corruption of our society. Of the spiritual need that Christianity is no longer adequately fulfilling. Athol Dickson touches on some very hard hitting topics in this book such as illegal immigration, international relations and personal choices affecting multiple generations. And how, essentially and sadly, our churches are falling victim to the Babylon which our society has become.
Lost Mission follows the life of a young Mexican shop owner named Lupe de la Garza. Lupe leaves her small mountainside village to make the perilous journey across the border to the United States. She is guided by her villages most prized possession, an alterpiece painted by a Franciscan friar from the 18th century who actually founded her village.
Now I’m going to warn you. When you first start the book you will get a little confused. Athol goes back and forth from the present day to the eighteenth century to give you a glimpse of the kind of man the Franciscan friar was, and what he went through. But he also has just a great gift in segueing between the two. The two stories, though centuries apart, mirror each other which makes it that much more intriguing.
Obviously, I enjoyed the book so far. I still have a couple chapters left to read, but I don’t anticipate my opinion changing at all.
So my rating is based on what I HAVE read of the book..
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