Thursday, November 15, 2012

Book Review: Truth


From the back cover: “What are we living for? Just to live? What is the point? Don’t you think there should be a purpose?”

Trapped in a village no one is allowed to leave, Makilien yearns for the answers to her questions about life and the world outside the village walls. Yet no one but her closest friend seems to understand or share her desire. Despite her family’s fears and warnings of the consequences, she is determined to find answers.

The unexpected arrival of a stranger, and the knowledge he possesses, drives Makilien to drastic action. Confronted with a world she knows nothing about, she must choose carefully who to trust as both good and evil lurk in all places. As a battle looms, one in which will be determined the fate of all, she must decide whether to believe in the One who is truth or fall prey to the lies of the enemy.
The adventure begins here . . .

I don’t normally read fantasy.  Most ‘Christian’ fantasy seems to be me just to be an excuse for witchcraft, and other things that I hate. Truth is a wonderful exception to the norm.   Reading it was like breathing a breath of fresh air in the fantasy world.

I bought this book because the plot sounded compelling, and I was trying to find some fantasy that my siblings might like.  I was totally unprepared for what I found, a fantasy series that I can’t wait to finish; A book that at times took my breath away with its poignant words.

What I loved about this book.
There was absolutely no witchcraft or magic of any kind!  I was so pleased!
One of the things I hate about most fantasy books is the allegories of faith.  Molly Evangeline didn’t make God to be a king or something in her books, even though there is an allegory.  God is a deity, not anything else.

I loved Makilien.  Her search for purpose and meaning in life echo the hearts cry of so many people. This message is so easy to relate to, I am sure it will bless many who read it.  Makilien was a well-developed character, I feel like I know her.

Things you might want to know.
Although I feel like this book is appropriate for all ages, some might find some of the creatures disturbing.  Molly doesn’t go into too much detail (or so I felt) but there are some evil creatures.

For my friends who don’t like romance books, you are in luck!  This book had no romance.  I get the feeling that Makilien might have some romance in a future book, but if it is anything like Molly’s other books, it will be God honoring.

If you are looking for a great fantasy book that is clean and wholesome, I recommend Truth.

“I don't think I have the faith to believe in Elohim."
"But He Always believes in you.”  ~ From Truth by Molly Evangeline
Quote used with permission.

Buy it today on Amazon of from Molly's Website


  1. I'll have to look it up! It sounds cool!

  2. I also appreciate the anti-sorcery stand of TRUTH. Good job!