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Lost Mission by Athol Dickson
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Jul 30, 2012

it was amazing
Read in July, 2012

The story is told from various characters' points of view both in the present and in the past; the basis for the modern-day tale has its roots firmly in what took place nearly 300 years ago at the site of a no longer existent Spanish mission by the name of Mision de Santa Dolores. What happened at that mission, both the natural and the supernatural, will be revealed in ways completely unexpected to those that live in the area today. While clearly a work of fiction, the story has much to say about how one lives out their faith and how one views the illegal immigration situation in California and other border states.

But the story is more than that. It's a moving story of the commitment of some to follow what they believe God is calling them to do no matter what the cost to their own personal satisfaction and happiness. Of course, sometimes that determination can get in the way of truly hearing what God has to tell us, but as Romans 8:28 states,

And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.

Good fiction stays with you for a while and enters casual conversation on occasion. Great fiction never really lets you go and continually turns up in conversation both casual and in-depth. "Lost Mission" is one of those books that keeps pulling readers back to it again and again whether to reread it or in one's thoughts. Athol Dickson has a writing style that is fine-tuned and has a way of whispering to you even after you have turned the last page.

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