Saturday, November 21, 2015

Eyes of Elisha by Brandilyn Collins

I frequently see the headlines where a Christian has received a vision of what God is doing in the end days. We've heard of those Holy Spirit promptings to pray for someone or perhaps contact them. But what would you do if God gave you a vision of a murder?

Since Chelsea had become a Christian, God had been giving her visions. Her husband, not a Christian, had tolerated them but found them troubling. Then she had a vision that changed their lives.

Chelsea had gone out to dinner with her husband and a potential new hire for her husband's firm. She had a vision unlike any other during that dinner. She experienced the very terrors of a young woman being murdered. She vaguely sees the murderer, but not clearly enough to identify the man. When she returns from her trance-like state, the potential employee is staring at her. Chelsea sees the evil in his eyes.

She goes to the police but they are not very responsive. She identifies the area of the murder from her vision and decides to investigate it on her own. She does find the body. That is a terrifying experience for her but the terror has just begun.

This is a good thriller with lots of issues to think about. If we receive some insight from God, what is our responsibility? What if we get it wrong? Would God let us misinterpret a vision, even when it means harm to others? How do we relate a vision to unbelievers? If you're a Christian detective, as one character in the novel is, how do you react when you have a vision of a murder related to you? Just how much evidence should be required for a murder conviction?

The characters are well crafted. There is a good mixture of Christians and unbelievers and the tension between them is well presented, from marriage to police detectives. I highly recommend this novel to those who like thought provoking suspense.

My rating: 5/5 stars.

Brandilyn Collins is the best-selling author of the Seatbelt Suspense novels with character driven suspense. She has won numerous awards, including the ACFW Carol Award, Inspirational Readers' Choice, the INSPY, Christian Retailer's Best Award, and Romantic Times Reviewers' Choice. Born in India of missionary parents, she and her husband now live in the Pacific Northwest. You can find out more at

Challow Press, 400 pages.

I received a complimentary digital copy of this book through The Book Club Network for the purpose of an independent and honest review.

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