Thursday, February 27, 2014

Man of God by Gregg Bell

Man of GodMan of God by Gregg Bell
My rating: 3.75 of 5 stars

Man of GodGoodreads Summary:
Reverend John Archer used to be a good man. But the merciless street gangs in his impoverished Chicago neighborhood have made him grow tired of turning the other cheek. So when he witnesses a gang execution of an upstanding fourteen-year-old boy, Archer ignores the ’hood’s unwritten law of ‘do not snitch’ and gives a statement to the police. And in the process makes himself and his family a target.

Now Archer has to choose—obey his God or protect his family.

Things I liked
I really like Christian books, and I liked some of the characters in this book and how they turned to and trusted God. John Archer had the strongest faith which I found inspiring. His wife and son's journey of faith throughout the book was also interesting and inspiring, as well as their determination to protect their family.

Man of God had a very good message and made me really think about some things. I like when a book can make me think.
I'm not going to say anymore so I can avoid small spoilers.

Things I didn't like(this is longer just because I had to explain more, not because there was more I didn't like)
I'm not used to reading about gangs, and this isn't the type of book that I would normally read. I did like it a lot, I just wasn't a huge fan of some of the activities and such that went on with the gang.

I don't live in a large city or a really populated place. I've never experienced the fear of people in gangs, and I don't know how the don't snitch thing really works. So maybe I just don't get it, but I had a problem (and still have a problem) understanding why the police can't just do something to stop the gang and arrest the leader (and others). It's not like they didn't know where they were. I mean, they knew exactly where they hung out, and everything, why did they let things get so out of hand? It would have solved so much. Maybe it's just me, but that didn't make sense.

Altogether this book was very inspiring, but some things just didn't make sense to me.

I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. This in no way effected my opinions.
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