Eyes of Elisha (Chelsea Adams Series, #1)
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Eyes of Elisha (Chelsea Adams Series)

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The murder was ugly. The killer was sure no one saw him. Someone did. In a horrifying vision, Chelsea Adams has relived the victim s last moments. But who will believe her? Certainly not the police, who must rely on hard evidence. Nor her husband, who barely tolerates Chelsea s newfound Christian faith. Besides, he s about to hire the man who Chelsea is certain is the kill...more
Paperback, 388 pages
Published October 7th 2001 by Zondervan (first published October 1st 2001)
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I had such a blast with this book. It catches you right in the prologue and doesn't let go of you until the very end!

Our main character is Chelsea Adams. For the past year she has the gift of receiving visions, sent to her by God. Her husband and her are looking at hiring a man named Gavil to hire as the VP of her husbands business. While at the dinner meeting that she meets him she gets one of her visions. It is the worst one she has ever had and is of a young woman being murdered. When she is...more
E.A. West
This is an awesome story of God’s faithfulness and mercy even in the darkest of times.

Chelsea Adams, a young Christian, has received the gift of visions. While her past visions were fairly innocuous, the newest visions God gives her sends her on a frightening journey of discovering a murder victim and learning just how essential it is to wait on God rather than relying on her own strength and wisdom.

Police Sergeant Dan Reiger is also a Christian and has been in law enforcement long enough to see...more
The novel has a chilling start. And a surprising finish. With an interesting mystery novel twist. Because the “eye-witness” didn’t witness the crime. She saw it through a God-given vision.

The premise was enough to give me chills and the opening of the novel quickly maintains that edgy quality. Chelsea is an incredibly likeable and sympathetic heroine. She doesn’t want these visions, but because of her faith is convicted to make sure the proper people know what she has seen.

Now, I’m not usually t...more
It is a relief to know there are still a few great mystery writers out there. I am always a skeptic when it comes to mystery and suspense because I can usually pick apart the plot from the very beginning (darn my early love of crime television! *sigh*). Did I have a surprise coming to me! I was very impressed that ALL of my hunches were wrong. Collins has a wonderful way of weaving together the mysteries of our earthly world and the mysteries of God. The supernatural has always appealed to me, a...more


My husband recently asked me for book recommendations. Knowing his reading taste, I immediately recommended Brandilyn Collins. I told him to read Eyes Of Elisha. I read this book several years ago and I was hooked from the first page! I think one reason that I was drawn to this book so much was because it had such a strong suspenseful thread – there’s a murder involved. Also, the main character, Chelsea, has the gift of prophecy. Here’s what I originally s...more
Jeff Carpenter
This was a good book, not quite as gripping as I expected from reading some other reviews, but it definetly holds your interest. This is a Christian fiction suspense thriller and as such it includes several religious references. Personally I enjoy Christian fiction but if that is not your cup of tea this book is still ok because it is not preachy or pushy. Also this is book 1 of the Chelsea Adams series, book 2 is called Dread Champion. This is pretty common in this genre, so if you find a chara...more
joyce lynn
WOW!!! talk about intrigueing, and filled w/ thrilling twists and turns, and ...

i had a REAL hard time putting this one down. was DEFINITELY worth the LONG wait to get my hands on it. i'm also now not quite as mad at David for "abandoning" me yet again, as i could then put the sleepness nite to good use by staying up til i had this finished.

of course, i'm not allowed caffeine, so my kids might not appreciate me much by this afternoon when i'm starting to get REALLY cranky! 8^) but ...

i'll feel...more
M. Patrick
If you are a "born again Christian" you will identify with the challenges, doubts, and epiphanies of Chelsea Adams. If you are a reader/listener who is looking for engaging, literary, prose and well crafted multidimensional characters, you will be very disappointed. Why Christian authors are afraid to sculpt interesting sinful characters who make their metamorphosis to spiritual maturity at a slow pace with frequent regressions is beyond me. Their model, The Holy Bible, spares no detail in descr...more
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I never figure out who did it before the author tells me but this time I did. I knew it wasn't Gavil as soon as they brought up the garden gloves, who they belonged to, and how they were used in the murder. It really disappointed me that that the twist was so easy to figure out. (Thanks a lot prologue for giving everything away)
The characterization and dramatic events really save this story for me but my favorite part was the courtroom scenes. The banter between t...more
I enjoyed the story. The mystery was fun. I have enjoyed Collins' books. I know she's going to trick the reader and I'm usually pretty good at picking up on it- and she still does a great job of surprising me. That being said, I love reading Christian themed books because I know it's not going to be raunchy, but this one felt a little pushy too me. If there were one thing about the main characters I didn't like it was that they felt too pushy for some reason. Maybe it was just me. But the storyl...more
Kasi Lou
I started this book on 07/02/2009. I finished this book on 07/07/2009.

I really wanted to finish this book last night but my eyes just wouldn't stay open any longer. I loved this book. As you know if you've read other reviews on the books I've read then you know I'm very picky with my 4 and 5 star books. This is a 5 star. I wasn't sure when I picked it up at the library if I was going to like it but I was sucked into the book as soon as I read the first page. Gotta love when books do that. I love...more
This is the first Brandilyn Collins' book I have read. I throughly enjoyed reading a good suspense novel written by a Christian! Collins successfully kept me riveted throughout the twists of the plot. Faith in God along with the frailities of mankind were expertly woven into the story leaving me with a sense of God's control over our universe. I recommend this book to those Christians who are having difficulty finding good, mind-challenging Christian fiction and who are looking for a story that...more
Kim Smiley
It's been years since I've read this book. I remember really enjoying it. I have to warn, although this book is a murder mystery with the main character being somewhat "psychic" with her visions, the author is heavy with religion, as the character is somewhat "born-again." I didn't mind it because the story was a page-turner, (my favorite kind of books. If I'm not interested by the end of chapter one, I'm not reading the book). If you like murder mysteries, and you don't mind a little religion t...more
Lynn Hayward-bisbee
Contains spoilers!I started this book with no idea that it is described as Christian fiction, so was surprised when Christianity themes were presented. I'm not sure how I really feel about the book. The plot was great. Did the Christianity themes and the fact that Chelsea was supposed to have her visions from God make it better--a better read? No, not really. In some ways, one could say that it was just extraneous information neither adding to or taking away from the story. If I picked the book...more
I love Brandilyn Collins. She does a great job of hooking a reader from page one and keeping them hooked through the entire book. I only gave this book four stars rather than five because there could've been a bit more depth to the characters, and the court scenes dragged on a bit long, but overall this is a very good book with a great twist. I can't wait to pick up the next book in the series.
Darla Reynolds
I was in the book store looking for a book and called Kim, she suggested this, it was my first book by Collins. I will be ready all her books now, I enjoyed that she did not continue to recreate the story for me in every chapter, and she even gave away some clues so that you wondered if things might not be as they appeared.
Marika Rossouw
This was an exceptional book. The story was very well-written. Brandilyn Collins is one of the best writers out there.
Leola Ogle
This was my first read by Brandilyn Collins but it won't be my last. Great suspense that kept me awake a night or two because I just had to find out what happens next. A few twists and turns that made it even more exciting.
This is a Christian mystery. I was a little wary before I started, but it was a page turned. I was pleasantly surprised. I'm going to start reading the next in the series today :)
Feb 23, 2008 Kim♥ rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Anyone who loves suspense!
I couldn't put this book down. I LOVED it! This book is #1 in the Chelsea Adams Series. #2 is called Dread Champion.
this book is great, i enjoyed reading it. i loved the way how chelsea adams stuck to her faith till the end.
Stephanie Berman
I really enjoyed this book! Definitely a good one if you like Terri Blackstock/Dee Henderson books
Excellent Book! Thank you Georgi for letting me borrow this one. I loved it....gave me chills.
I couldn't put this book down. It is terrifying with a twist i didn't see coming.
Murder mystery - a good change in read after my current line of books. Would recommend.
Kept me going till the last page! I love when books do that!!
Not sure if it deserves four stars. I absolutely LOVE Bradilyn Collins' books, so I was a bit disappointed with this one, but I'm giving it four stars because (1) Brandilyn ALWAYS delivers a terrific book, and (2) because I've found with Brandilyn, the first book is the platform for the next books in her series, so books that follow are always better. I hope that will be the case with this series. I actually had to interrupt another series, Hidden Faces, because this series ties in with it. Hidd...more
Akeila Nicole
This novel is full of mystery and suspense. I loved it!
This was a former book club book from my church. It was my first read by this author and really impressed. I am looking forward to reading something else by her. It was a great mystery and showed how if you get your plans ahead of Gods, what can happen.
I grabbed this book randomly off the shelf. I wasn't expecting too much b/c sometimes Christian fiction authors can be kind of hokey, but I was pleasantly surprised with this book & really enjoyed the writing.
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Brandilyn Collins is a best-selling novelist known for her trademark Seatbelt Suspense®--fast-paced, character-driven suspense with myriad twists and an interwoven thread of faith.

Brandilyn is also known for her distinctive book on fiction-writing techniques, Getting Into Character: Seven Secrets a Novelist Can Learn From Actors (John Wiley & Sons). She is a sought-after teacher and speaker a...more
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