PUYB Blog Tour&Review: Red Ink (Extreme Devotion series, bk 3) by Kathi Macias

Posted 8 December, 2010 by Molly(Cover To Cover Cafe) in Book Reviews / 6 Comments

About The Book:
Yang Zhen-Li defies not only her Communist parents but the government as well when she marries a poor Christian peasant and converts to his faith. When she begins to distribute Christian materials, particularly to children, she is arrested and sentenced to ten years of hard labor. Will her husband and son wait for her and support her throughout their long separation? Will she even survive to return to them once again? Or will the evil guard Tai Tong, who has taken a personal dislike to Zhen-Li, convince her to deny her faith? Two elderly saints halfway around the world are determined to pray her through, though they’ve never met her and don’t even know her name. God’s faithfulness in the midst of unimaginable trials will bring about an ending that could never be anticipated—but will never be forgotten.

About The Author:
Kathi Macias is a blogtalkradio host and an award-winning author of more than 30 books, including her popular Extreme Devotion series from New Hope Publishers and Valeria’s Cross from Abingdon Press. A wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, Kathi lives in Southern California with her husband, Al, where the two of them spend their spare time riding Al’s Harley—hence, Kathi’s “road name” of Easy Writer! Her latest release is Red Ink, the third book in her popular Extreme Devotion series.

You can find out more about Kathi and her writing/speaking at www.kathimacias.com or her blog at https://kathieasywritermacias.blogspot.com.

My Review:
Having read No Greater Love and More Than Conquerors , the first two books in this amazing series, I knew I absolutely HAD to read this one, too. Kathi’s writing is breathtakingly phenomenal and words can never be enough to describe her talent and the effects that it has on my heart. She wraps up EVERY emotion known to mankind in one riveting, fantabulous read. 
In Red Ink, Kathi captures the heartache and struggle that Zhen-Li deals with. You see, Zhen-Li is a Christian Magazine journalist from China. And she’s a Christian. So what’s the big deal? She loves her Lord, has a strong faith, and is Chinese. Well, the problem is China feels that being a Christian is illegal and breaking the China rules. Zhen-Li doesn’t care about the rules, she just cares about sharing the amazing Lord and her faith with others around her, no matter what the out come is, even if that outcome is being taken by her parents and being forced to terminate her pregnancy. All of this because she is a stand-strong-in-her-faith Christian. 
It is saddening because this fictional story is taken from a true story. There is a young woman in China who is actually, as I am sitting here  typing this review, being held a prisoner for 10 years because of her stand strong faith. Something like this is absolutely horrific and I am appalled that ANYONE in this world could even begin to THINK that that is ok. It makes me question what this world is really coming down to. 
Mixed in this story is a former missionary in a nursing home. She is feeling the call of the Lord to prayer fervently for an unknown person in China. That part of the story amazed me. The true meaning of praying for someone unknown because of a calling from God always amazes me. It’s a wonderful, depth-lending aspect of this story. 
I wish that I could give this novel more than 5 stars. Five stars does not do this book any amount of justice. The only thing that will do this book justice, is if EVERYONE will please take the time to get a copy, open it up, and get lost among the characters, the settings and the extreme emotion of this book. While it IS book 3 in this series, they all take place in different areas of the world and are not coinciding with each other, so this book is easily read as a stand alone novel. It also leaves the reader thirsting for more, and I am praying fervently for a fourth novel in this series! 
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*This book was provided for review by PumpUpYourBook!*

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