I was recently asked to review an advanced copy of Davis Bunn‘s latest book called “The Lion of Babylon.” For those of you not familiar with Davis’ work, he is a New York Times bestselling author of numerous books too many list here. His focus is Christian fiction but he always adds a twist that dramatizes a resolution to a conflict.
The “Lion of Babylon” is a perfect example. Please take a minute and read my review, which is also posted at www.DavisBunn.com.
‘Lion of Babylon’ is a Must Read for Anyone Interested in Peace in the Middle East! By Kathryn Eriksen
When I first glanced through ‘Lion of Babylon’ it appeared to be another action-type thriller, set in Iraq during the same modern turbulence that we read about in the newspaper every morning. But then I caught a glimpse of the one word that was guaranteed to draw me in – “Jesus.”
What would a story about modern day Iraq have to do with Jesus? How did his message of love and healing reach the Muslim world, and what profound effects could that have on sworn enemies? The answers to those questions are what make ‘Lion of Babylon’ such a compelling story with broad implications to the turmoil in the Middle East.
Davis Bunn is a well-known and respected author of many best-selling books, all with a Christian theme or slant. It surprised me that he would tackle such a thorny issue as the Middle East, where a majority of the population are sworn enemies of Christianity. But then I remembered that he lived in that region for many years and would have gained a unique understanding of the Muslim mind and character.
Without giving too much away (it is an action thriller on the surface), ‘Lion of Babylon” shares a message of healing and reconciliation that is only possible through one source. Strip away the layers of beliefs created by fervent factions, and we all hold the same heritage and birthright…and each of us were created in the image and likeness of God. When the focus is moved away from our differences and placed on our similarities, miracles of healing melt the crust of anger, hostility and hatred from our hearts…and break them open to pure love.
‘Lion of Babylon’ is destined to become a major piece of the solution to Middle East peace. Please tell everyone about this book – and spread its message of peace and healing to the world!
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