Friday, June 7, 2013
A Season of Mysteries by Rusty Whitener
Some may think the ability to recall entire conversations verbatim is a remarkable gift. But to fifty-year-old Dr. Richard Powell, it is a disruptive burden. He is being haunted by words. The words take him back to 1976, to the unforgettable summer when he and his friends of Boy Scout Troup 44 first witness an epic conflict between good and evil.
Faith was relatively new to Zack, Donnie, Skeeter, and the other boys who had played together on the 1971 champion Little League team. That baseball season was forever imprinted on their souls, due in large part to the life-changing actions of a boy named Rafer. But this summer--1976--they would discover the real depth of their souls and the dangerous influences battling for control of their lives.
A follow-up to Whitener's acclaimed debut novel, A Season of Mysteries takes readers back to a time between the innocence of childhood and the uncertainty of teenage years; where girls, studies, and life's bigger issues become a reality. With the same gripping prose that made Whitener an award-winning screenplay writer, A Season of Mysteries explores the seen and unseen spiritual powers at work and the Ultimate Power who controls it all.
My Take: Although this the sequel to A Season of Miracles you do not have to read the first book to enjoy the second but you will want to read the first book. This was a great story about a group of boys that go through a season, a Season of Mysteries and this is the story of that time. This is a story of Good and Evil and having faith in the One who can defeat the evil. It is also a story of how powerful words can be especially the Word of God. Is it a blessing that Richard Powell can recall conversations verbatim? You will have to read the book to decide for yourself.
I received a review copy from Kregel in exchange for my honest opinion.