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Which Half David

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Is your obsession worth killing for?

American mission worker Tobin Matthews becomes a local hero and celebrity in the Sulu Republic when he inadvertently foils a gang of human traffickers. But the heroism cannot mask his desperate soul, which wrestles with a broken marriage and a crippling set of doubts. As he sinks to a new low, his brazen ex-lover arrives in Sulu with her
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Kindle Edition, 430 pages
Published September 15th 2016
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Cathy Speight
Nov 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing
A compelling story of a man who falls off his good-missionary pedestal. Correction: an utterly compelling story. Tobin Matthews and his wife, Jane, live in Sulu, an island (fictitious) in southeast Asia. Revered for his actions when he plays an instrumental part in closing down a dreadful band of human traffickers and for defending the rights of a group of Sulu tribesmen, he is the man of the island, a man who can do no wrong. But when his ex-lover, Kendra, turns up, this saint, this saviour, fa ...more
Chris
Sep 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Dynamic, charismatic Tobin Matthews is a larger-than-life missionary hero, having served in the back country of the Republic of Sulu, to the indigenous Bataki tribe, for quite a few years. While he is visiting the tribal chief, Gani, a large contingent of local police show up with machine guns, declaring that the newly built church is an unlawful structure and will be torn down, and demanding that Tobin and his Christ leave, or they will begin shooting.

As they open fire, the villagers defend the
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Colleen M. Chesebro
Sep 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: religious, mystery
*The author provided me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review which follows*

Imagine if you found yourself in a situation where you had to fight to the death in order to protect yourself and survive. Would you be able to take on the challenge? When Tobin Matthews is faced with this exact situation he follows his instincts and survives. The price is high, and he wrestles with his choices much as King David did in the Bible narrative.

Mark Sasse triumphs in the reciting of this s
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Valicity Garris
Even though this was a modern day work of fiction, I will still call it biblical fiction. It’s a retelling of the story of King David and its done in quite a unique way.

First of all, the setting is in a fictitious city located in Asia. David is an American who is often challenged and tested by his ex-lover, a beautiful Asian woman who kind of shows up at the wrong moments.

So King David is somewhat of an average joe named Tobin Matthews. He’s a missionary who ends up in the wrong place at the w
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Sheri
Jul 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Which Half David by Mark W. Sasse

Tobin Matthews is an American Missionary. He goes to the Sulu republic and becomes a bit of a local hero when he stops a group of human traffickers. But all is not easy for him. He has a failing marriage and he is very insecure. If things could not be any worse, his ex-lover shows up with her Husband. She is a beautiful Asian woman with an agenda of her own, and Tobin is caught in her spell once again. Will he risk everything to be with her again?

Tobin is definit
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Lillie
Like King David in the Bible, missionary Tobin is beloved man who seems to be totally good. However, when faced with temptation, he falls into adultery and murder. A story of good, evil, and redemption.
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Mark is a proud Western PA native but has lived most of the last twenty years in Vietnam, Malaysia, and Saudi Arabia. His overseas experiences have redefined everything including his palate, his outlook on life, and naturally his writing.

He has published eight novels, including his brand new Forgotten Child Trilogy.

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