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Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Book Review: NOBODY by Creston Mapes


Newspaperman Hudson Ambrose discovers a murdered homeless man with a bankbook in his pocket showing a balance of almost one million dollars.

Isn’t that a great premise? I was hooked right off.

Hudson makes an impulse decision that sends him on a frantic search for answers, not only about the dead man, but about the lost soul lurking within himself.

Most of the action takes place in Las Vegas, a city of contrasts. Rich, poor. Glitz, grime. The godless, the redeemed. A power hungry televangelist, a dirty cop. The author writes about the gospel unashamedly, the ills in some of our churches with refreshing honesty, and offers a challenge to believers to take a good look at what being the hands and feet of Jesus really means. While Hudson Ambrose searches for the truth about what happened that night on the streets of Las Vegas, he comes face to face with his own mortality and the emptiness of his own soul.

A little mystery. A heaping dose of suspense. A redemptive God. Creston Mapes has come up with a winner in NOBODY.

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