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The Deliverer (Freedom #3)

4.63  ·  Rating Details  ·  35 Ratings  ·  18 Reviews
In addition to the ongoing attraction between Jonathan and Mara, this final book of the "Freedom" series shows Mara struggling against the One who can truly set her free-not only from her past life and all the fears and scars that go with it but from herself and her own sin. Her choice to forgive is the only thing that can enable her to stop living under the shadow of her ...more
Published August 1st 2012 by New Hope Publishers (AL) (first published January 1st 2012)
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Ruth Snyder
Jan 07, 2014 Ruth Snyder rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Mara is bitter, just as her name suggests. Who wouldn’t be if faced with similar circumstances? As a young girl she was betrayed by her own parents who sold her into a life of sexual slavery. After years of abuse, Mara is finally free. Or is she?

Does God always expect us to forgive? If God loves us, why does he allow bad things to happen? These are questions Mara struggles with. She is very grateful that she is no longer a sex slave. She has a job, freedom, and is looking forward to going back t
Maureen Timerman
I just finished reading this, the last book in the Freedom Series, and in some ways hate to say goodbye to a lot of these characters I have grown to love. This is a wrap up of the first two books.
I would recommend that you read the first two books to really appreciate this hard subject of sex slavery of young girls...some as young as 5 and 6.
We rejoin Mara, she is now saving her money to go to Junior College, and working at the restaurant. She was rescued by the help of Jonathan Flannery, the yo
Ruth Hill
Sep 15, 2012 Ruth Hill rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What an amazing book! Very rarely do I have the opportunity to read books that affect me so emotionally and spiritually, but this is indeed one of them. Tears don't come easily to me when it comes to books, but this was a book that brought the tears on many occasions, and I was reminded of the way God works His plans at all times in all situations.

The prayers in this book touched my heart again and again. Although they were being voiced by fictional characters, they were so real. To see characte
Diana Montgomery
The Deliverer
By: Kathi Macias

The Deliverer is book 3 in the series of the Freedom Series. Continuing story of human trafficking. Book 2 left Mara carrying feelings for Jonathan . But thinks herself not worthy of him. Will she ever feel free of her pass and her Uncle? Will she ever put her faith and trust in the Lord.? Can God really take her burdens all away? Can she trust men again? Kathi has out done herself on this series. Wonderful writing on such a tuff subject. This is a series that will k
Cheryl C.
Jul 23, 2016 Cheryl C. rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Deliverer is a story of forgiveness, faith, and God's infinite love. This heartrending, emotional story of lives affected by human trafficking will move you beyond words. Having read the first two books in the series (Deliver Me From Evil and Special Delivery), I had high expectations for this book. I was not disappointed. The lives of the Flannerys, Sarah, Mara, Lawan, and numerous other characters have captured my heart. I feel like these people could be my neighbors and friends.

I've read
Anne Campbell
Sep 05, 2012 Anne Campbell rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I've been impressed with Kathi Macias's writing for years, but this might be my favorite of the whole lot. If you haven't read the first two of the series (Deliver Me from Evil and Special Delivery), you might want to get them and read them first. This ones concludes the story of Mara, a girl placed into sexual slavery by her tio (uncle). In the first book, she is rescued by Jonathan and his sister and a friend.

Mara finds herself attracted by Jonathan, but feels unworthy of him. She pushes his a
Sep 17, 2012 Jolene rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Though physically free of her prior life as a sex slave, Mara still struggles to leave behind the mental and emotional bondage of the past. Jonathan, the young man who rescued her from human trafficking, has spoken and written to her of a loving God who can free her of all the evil of the past. Mara desires this ultimate freedom, but doesn't believe it could truly happen for her. Mara's search for freedom will lead her through an examination of her feelings towards the family who sold her into s ...more
Oct 04, 2012 Linda rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
In The Deliverer, by Kathi Macias, the third book in her trilogy entitled The Freedom series; we are intertwined once again into the lives of Mara, Lawan, and Francesca. Each character has a unique take on the issue of sex trafficking, and the author brings us full circle to their current status and issues they must face.

For Mara, it’s about true freedom, forgiveness, trust, her future, male relationships, and overcoming her past life of fear, terror, and bitterness. We are subject to all the de
Sep 14, 2012 Annette rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was given a complimentary copy of this book from the author in exchange for posting the author’s interview and/or book review on my blog. This blog tour is managed by Christian Speakers Services (

Mara had been sold as a young girl into the sex-trade industry. She was born in Mexico, but had spent the past several years in the San Diego area. Mara is currently a waitress, hoping to begin college soon. She is working through the emotional and spiritual trau
Jan 29, 2013 Faith rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Deliverer completes the story of Mara, a child forced into prostitution who was set free with the help of Jonathan, a Bible college student. Mara is eighteen now and is trying to deal with her attraction to Jonathan even though she has never met a man she can trust. Jonathan too is drawn to Mara but knows that unless she becomes a Christian God's blessing will not be on their relationship. His friendship with another young woman Sarah begins to complicate things when Sarah thinks that he is ...more
Aug 30, 2012 Lisa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Finally! Book three in Kathi Macias' Freedom series is here! And The Deliverer is everything I hoped it would be.

The Freedom series -- which also includes Deliver Me From Evil and Special Delivery -- shines a light on human trafficking, telling the story of a young Mexican girl, Mara, who was entrusted to her uncle and promised a better life in America. Mara becomes a victim of human trafficking until, almost by accident, she encounters a young man delivering pizza.

I've been eagerly awaiting thi
This is the third book in the Freedom series, and I absolutely loved it! Kathi Macias does a masterful job demonstrating the lingering effects abuse can have, the difficulty of moving beyond it and thinking highly of yourself again once you've been a victim and had it pounded into your head by your captors that you're worthless, and the marvelous way God's love can help those wounds begin to heal over time. At first I had a hard time believing Jonathan would be quite as quick to make some of the ...more
Sep 04, 2012 Katie rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'm wavering between giving this book a 3 or 4. Still thinking...

While I enjoyed getting a peak into the characters lives once again, I was kind of disappointed that nothing much happened... Besides Lawan adjusting to her new home and Mara coming to Christ and forgiving her tormentors, that's about it. Oh! And Jonathan and Mara finally admit their attraction to each other.

Oh, speaking of which, for more than the first half of this book, Jonathan was a complete knucklehead!! The way he encouraged
Colleen Magley
good but not relatable to everyone

It was a really good story in general, but unless you are of strong Christian faith and want to hear about Jesus every other sentence, then this is not the book for you.
Mary Shipman
Dec 27, 2012 Mary Shipman rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Freedom Press and Kathi Macias are willing to shock the reader into awareness!' The Deliverer' reaches deep into the horrors of Human Trafficing and the fear and uncertainty faced by those who have been trapped in this nasty web. Insights into the workings of those who are out to rescue these tormented souls keeps you on the edge all the way!

It is a fact that it still goes on, slavery is still practiced!

This book will wake you up to things we do not hear about in main stream media, but it does e
Audrey Grant
Nov 24, 2012 Audrey Grant rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own, won
This is the third of this set of books but the first one I have had the privilege to read. I WILL be on the hunt for the rest of her books! I lived through hidden, terrorized abused as a teen with many threats to keep me quiet. Now married and in my 40's with kids of my own...the writing of the thoughts and emotions going through each of the abused girls and women was so very real it was at times as if the author were reading my mind and heart!!
This was NOT an easy book for me to read, but I am
Susan Mathis
Feb 16, 2015 Susan Mathis rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Wow! What a story!
Sep 21, 2012 Louisa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great ending to the series, while it was the one with the least amount of action, it was the most reflective book, and yeah, really enjoyed it, though I wish we'd gotten to see some of the characters a bit more!
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Kathi Macias is a multi-award winning writer who has authored nearly 40 books and ghostwritten several others. A former newspaper columnist and string reporter, Kathi has taught creative and business writing in various venues and has been a guest on many radio and television programs. Kathi is a popular speaker at ch
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Other Books in the Series

Freedom (3 books)
  • Deliver Me from Evil (Freedom #1)
  • Special Delivery (Freedom #2)

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