Fire (The Great Awakenings #2)
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Fire (The Great Awakenings #2)

4.18 of 5 stars 4.18  ·  rating details  ·  104 ratings  ·  5 reviews
Like a deadly disease, sin has infected the American colony of Havenhill, Connecticut, and Josiah Rush seems to be the only person who sees the evil that has gripped the town. Blamed for a fire that nearly destroyed the colony seven years ago, Josiah spent seven years in exile. Now, having returned as pastor of First Church, his cries of alarm fall on deaf ears. Determined...more
Paperback, 384 pages
Published June 1st 2005 by Howard Books (first published January 1st 2005)
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First in the Great Awakenings Series

While this book is written by both Bill Bright and Jack Cavanaugh, this is by no means Cavanaugh at his finest. Most of the story moves along slowly with nothing much to carry it. Josiah the main character, sets himself up repeatedly for accusations and the pointing of fingers -- often when it comes to Abigail who is engaged to someone else. Story picked up some in later pages.

He was living under an Old Testament mentality, telling God all he's done for Him a...more
The book was fine, but you need to be okay with a very Christian story.

The story kept me reading and there were plots that I didn't expect. Something I appreciated.

I also liked the fact that the main character, despite being a pastor, is depicted as a real human being with al the weaknesses and clumsiness that can come along with it. Not the perfect saviour-like type I - apparently subconsciously - expected. But perhaps this is the case in all christian books, I haven't read many.

Overall, a nic...more
Fire was a really good read, but found it slower reading that the first book in this series, Proof. Am looking forward to reading the next book in the series, Storm.
I don't read much fiction, but this was right up my alley - a Christian story about a man with a heart for his city. This was a great "before-bed" book.
Great book. I believe it may be the first I have given 5 stars.
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William R. "Bill" Bright was an American evangelist. The founder of Campus Crusade for Christ, he wrote The Four Spiritual Laws in 1952 and produced the Jesus Film in 1979.
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