Saturday, November 5, 2011

Not in the Heart... a book review

Not in the Heart  -     
        By: Chris Fabry
ISBN: 978-1-4143-4861-2
List Price: $13.99
Release Date: February 2012

What does a condemned man on death row
and a dying teenager have in common?

One man...

Truman Wiley

Truman Wiley was an award-winning journalist known the world over for his top news stories.  Yet, he has a dark side which has shattered his family.  His family is in shambles... his daughter Abigail had to drop of out school due to nonpayment, and his son Aiden is dying.

a man with no job, no contact with his family, and no place to live

He receives an offer to write the biography of Terrelle Conley, a convicted murderer on death row who wants to donate his heart to save Aiden.  As Truman investigates Terrelle's life and trial, new evidence is revealed to prove his innocence.  Will Truman keep it quiet or will he bring the information to the light of day?  His decision will either save his only son or kill him!  Then, add in the morality and legal issue of organ donation from a death row inmate, and you have an insightful book of faith, love, redemption, and forgiveness.

Click HERE to read Chapter 1!

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Not in the Heart by Chris Fabry is an excellent book... a must read!  Chris has woven a story so believable about people we all could know and relate to.  His combination of humor, suspense, and intrigue, combined with the characters' personal challenges, makes this an instant classic.  The plot moves smoothly and quickly between its many twists and turns, and the characters are well-developed and expressed.

Not in the Heart has encouraged me to look beyond myself, and how my decisions affect those around me.  I love books that make me think.... Would it be right to allow death-row inmates to become organ donors?  Who would decide who would receive the gifts?  Today, how can I best show God's love and forgiveness to those around me?  Do I always need to feel "right?"  Chris Fabry has included Reading Group Questions at the end of the book to help delve into these issues.

Thanks to Tyndale House Publishers and Netgalley for the ARC copy for my review.



1 comment:

  1. Ellen, thanks for reading the book! I'm recording the audio now and it's fun to try and pull out Truman's voice, as well as Oleta and Abby and the others. Happy Thanksgiving!


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