In an America where the government controls religion and frowns upon Christianity, there are a few faithful who hide God’s Word and meet together in secret. Marcus Brenner is part of this group and wants to protect his church family from the Constabulary (a specialized agency that hunts and arrests Christians and forces them through re-education). Marcus is willing to risk his life to protect other Christians.
Aubrey Weston has faced re-education, denounced her God, and is now back in society. When she’s targeted by the Constabulary again and they take her infant son, she is desperate for help but since she denied God once, he won’t answer her prayers. How could God forgive her when the other members of the church won’t?
When Marcus and Aubrey’s paths cross, readers are introduced to real, raw people. All of them have made mistakes. All of them struggle with choices or events in their past. All of them are trying to do the best they can every. single. day.
I didn’t expect to enjoy this book as much as I did. It was a fun gem to find. The action and suspense of what might happen kept me turning the pages and engaged in the reading. The secondary characters are as much a part of the story as Marcus and Aubrey. I felt their pain, rooted for their success, and thanked God that our society hasn’t come to this. Yet.
***David C. Cook provided me with a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.