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Where is Justine Bishop?
And why did she abandon her children?

Thomas Kent is determined to find out. Asked to pick up a "package" at the airport by an old friend he barely remembers, Thomas is shocked when he finds two desperate children looking to him for help. As he’s reluctantly drawn into the murderous plot of a ruthless cult, Thomas is forced to come face-to-face with
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Paperback, 402 pages
Published April 15th 2014 by Mountainview Books, LLC (first published 2001)
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C.J. Darlington
It isn't often I read a book and think about it months later, but I have never forgotten the characters and scenes in Unseen. Pence is a skilled suspense weaver, and I look forward to everything he writes.
Cindy
Nov 09, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

A reprint of a book from 2003, this book was featured in the book Terror by Night, which I reviewed also, this book is a suspenseful, mystery.

A exciting book about a cult, trying to move their leader into a high position in the government, they (the cult) are on a search for one of the leaders who defected and who is trying her best to bring them down.

Her husband, who was left behind in the cult, makes arrangements to send their children to an old college friend, convinced that he was in danger
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Kees van Duyn
Veelzijdig. Dat is wat er over James H. Pence gezegd kan worden. Hij is auteur, kunstenaar, zanger, spreker, krijtartiest en hij geeft karate en ook les in schrijven en kunst. Als auteur schrijft hij zowel fictie als non-fictie. Hij begon in 1988 met schrijven om de dood van zijn dochter te verwerken. Acht jaar later verscheen A road not chosen. In 2003 schreef hij zijn eerste thriller, Blind vertrouwen, dat een jaar later in Nederland uitkwam. Omdat hij een gelovig man is, speelt religie een be ...more
Gophergirl58
Oct 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Oh, wow...this is seriously one of the very best books that I have ever read! I was engaged from the very first, on through all 370 pages of storyline! Author James Pence's book is suspense at its best, weaving a story of the tragedy of the loss of loved ones along with the evil that cult religions bring with them. There were parts that I didn't like...I mean, things happened that were heartbreaking...but the story moved so quickly that the sadness disappeared. Lol, I found myself either clenchi ...more
Jowell (jowellsreadings)
Aug 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: random
I am currently struggling and facing challenges in my life. I praise Him if life gets better and blame if worse. The reality just slapped me through this book. I am able to say that ‘I am guilty to that.’ It is just hard to explain that God just wrote me a letter and I was able to receive it through this book. Thank you so much, God. You really have everything under control and your timing is always perfect. To James H. Pence, I can say you are so honored. Thank you for being a messenger of God. ...more
Madison Calhoun
Jan 29, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: owned
Review to come!
Seasielle ...
Mar 01, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Probably one of my favorite books.

I knew it took me so long to write a review for this one. I've been very busy last year with all those endless school stuff. Honestly speaking, I need to re-read some parts to be able to remember those details.

Together with my other Christian fiction book, I bought this one at Logos Hope. Both the cover photo and the title captured my attention since I don't know any Christian-fiction author. Good thing, I didn't regret my decision. Amazing storyline. Wait! I wr
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Haley Mathiot
Dec 11, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 5-star-bookshelf
Thomas lost his family in a terrible accident two years ago. He’s been living as a hermit, rejecting God, ever since. When he starts getting mysterious e-mails and phone messages from some nut saying that he needs him to save his children, Thomas at first doesn’t believe it. But on a whim he goes to the air port. And there are two children there, waiting for him, calling him “uncle Thomas.”

Thomas is dragged (by the hand of God no less) into this insane mission to save these children from a cult,
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LuAnn Adams
Oct 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Good Christian thriller which is hard to find.
Lisa Johnson
Oct 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Title: Unseen (formerly published as Blind Sight by Tyndale)
Author: James Pence
Pages: 400
Year: 2014
Publisher: Mountainview Books
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Unseen-James-Pe...
During a casual dinner conversation with my girlfriend, we perused various book seller sites looking for novels. When we came across Unseen, reading the synopsis, we looked at each other and knew this was one to add to our list of must reads! Recently, on FaceBook, I came across the publisher, sent a message to the company
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Lisa Johnson
Aug 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Title: Blind Sight
Author: James H. Pence
Pages: 404
Year: 2003
Publisher: Tyndale
Thomas Kent is a former pastor, who has given up on life as well as God. He lost his family in a tragic accident and now just wants to die. He receives an enigmatic email followed by a very brief phone call with a pleading message to its listener. Thomas decides he will obey the message from an old acquaintance and heads for the airport to pick up the package as requested. What he realizes once he arrives at the airpor
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Julie D.
Jun 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This book is incredibly suspenseful! So much so that I had to set it down several times because my heart couldn't take it. lol It is a very well written book full of twists and turns and you just aren't sure what's going to happen next.

Thomas is a man with things that haunt him. He's living a life in one room with his German Shepherd, Gumbo (don't you love that name?). He get's a cryptic message saying, "Save...My...Children". He has no idea what this means until he gets the secret code that he
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Kelly
Dec 17, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Do not read Blind Sight before you go to bed if you have a specific bed time. You will NOT want to put it down. At least that is how I felt. That was refreshing. The story had characters I liked and characters I hated. Each one was realistically drawn out and all seemed to fully react and act the way one might expect. The story starts off with a bang and keeps you curious through out. It is definitely an easy read, because it does not lose steam!

The story was told through several of the characte
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Crystal
Dec 08, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Blind Sight has been re-published this year along with the release of Terror By Night, a non-fiction book that is based on event and the aftermath and how one man was affected by a page from Blind Sight.

I'm glad it's been republished because that landed it on my doorstep to be reviewed and participate in a blog tour.

This is a story of one man and how he is affected by events in his past and events occurring in the present. When he is contacted by kids of a friend from college, he is drug into a
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Kristi (Books and Needlepoint)
This was definitely a page turner and was hard to put down. When a college friend contacts Thomas and asks him to deliver his children to his wife, who had defected from the cult, Thomas has doubts that he can follow through. These doubts are because of tragedy in his past that he has not been able to deal with. When he sees how desperate these people (cult) are to get to the kids though, he makes the decision to try and help them.

The story is told from many different points of view ranging from
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Catherine Leggitt
Aug 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Ever have a nightmare about running away from someone, but no matter where you hide, you cannot escape? Unseen is like that--an unrelenting race against time and evil villains. It's also a journey of forgiveness and redemption that catapults the reader into the story, desperate to know what happens next.

From the moment Peter Bishop sends his two children to a college friend he hasn't seen in years until the spellbinding conclusion, James Pence keeps the action revved to high gear. Sometimes I co
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Claire
Jan 31, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2015-fiction
The premise started from several what if questions- what if a cult wanted to put people in a place of power, what if children were on the run from the cult; what if the cult would stop at nothing for...."
Based on those what if questions, James Pence wrote Unseen which could be ripped from the news today. The story is a good page turner with a strong plot that carries throughout the novel. Secret are revealed- what is Project Osmosis why is Justine in hiding, what do the children really know? W
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Alfredia Haynes
Jan 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great!!

I so very much enjoyed this book. It was infinitely intriguing. The deep characters are what really made this book. I felt totally connected to the people, so much that I could completely understand why they did certain things. This book proves that "Christian Fiction" can be just as exciting and fast paced as the foul language and sex filled fiction that floods the market. My thanks to the author for such wonderful clean entertainment.
Becky
Jan 04, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
3&1/2 stars. I enjoyed this story of conspiracy/cult/suspense for the most part. There was constant action and intriguing scenarios. I wasn't able to engage with the characters though, other than the blind boy - he was the star of the story, even though he didn't really engage until the second half. ...more
Jobe
Oct 29, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I know I really liked this book, but it's been awhile and it's time to revisit it. I actually purchased a copy back in the day after hearing about it in a homeschool writing class. The author came and spoke to us about his work but I never got a chance to read it until a few years later. I'll give an updated review once I've had a chance to read it again.
Carol
Dec 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This was one of the best books I think I've ever read. Really. It is chilling but also touching. The cult conspiracy is very believable, and the danger is very real. And the innocence and vulnerability of the two children, especially the blind boy, keeps you on the edge of your seat.

James Pence is a great author. So well-written!
Carolyn Dewalt
Jan 31, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A bit unsettling.

This book makes you think about the inner workings of cults and makes you wonder how possible such a scenario might be. It was a quick read with plenty of action. Kept my interest.
Carol Fagg
nice mystery - fun to read
Maisha
Jan 30, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Very good!
Kathy Chung
Apr 02, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: religious, life, suspense
Reviewed at : Blind Sight by James H. Pence

I find that this is an easy book to read. Interesting and captivating
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Hannah
Oct 23, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Very very good!
Lenora
Running from a cult can mean running for your life. How many people will have to die? Good Christian fiction. Easy read.
Donna Scheiner
May 14, 2014 rated it really liked it
I rarely find a book that I enjoy as much as I enjoyed "Unseen". Mr. Pence is a natural story teller! I had to finish this book in one day--I could not put it down.
Calle
Jul 16, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: thriller, fiction
3+. This book was fast paced and entertaining. The religious (christian) element didn't bother me at first but became a bit too preachy towards the ending. Otherwise it would have gotten 4 stars.
Kim
Jan 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing
You'll be on the edge of your seat! Excellent Reading
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