In Jim’s first thriller, SOMEONE HAS TO DIE, Kris and her daughter Sari are trying to find their place as the only Christians in a Muslim neighborhood when their bridge-building is interrupted by terror…
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How do ordinary people become terrorists? or become peacemakers?
How does the current Muslim-Christian conflict trace it roots to Abraham’s family?
Where can we go from here?
These questions will be answered in an entertaining and insightful page-turner…
As the only Christian family in a rough Muslim neighborhood, Sari and her mother, Kris, are used to being persecuted and ignored. But when Kris gets a surprise invitation to the neighborhood women’s meeting, and then Sari’s neighbor and high school classmate, Bali, wants to date her, hope springs up that at last they’ll be accepted.
Then someone sets fire to their church. A terrorist recruiter comes looking for a volunteer suicide bomber. Suddenly Sari’s family is caught up in stopping an international terror plot to assassinate a visiting American congressman.
This intense thriller will introduce you to the Muslim-Christian tension in Indonesia, but more importantly, explore the roots of this conflict back to Abraham’s broken family. You’ll discover how ordinary people can choose extremism or choose to become extraordinary peacemakers.
“Hatred, persecution, fear, terrorism–just daily life for millions around the world. This book takes us through it all to the other side, to the hope for peace. I highly recommend it for peace-lovers everywhere.”
U.S. Congressman Mark Siljander (ret), author of A Deadly Misunderstanding
“[Readers will] come away with a fresh perspective on the issues between Muslims and Christians.”
Evangelical Church Library Association review
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2 thoughts on “SOMEONE HAS TO DIE”
Someone Has To Die ably weaves narratives of individual lives of Muslims and Christians within the context of events that could be the leading story of tomorrow’s news or echoes of yesterdays. Love and light transcends religion in this novel, as do unforgiving hearts, regardless of religious – who use religion as a cover for their self-centered deeds. Someone Has To Die reminded me of something C.S. Lewis wrote “All day long we are, in some degree, helping each other to one or other destinations…There are no ordinary people. You have never talked to a mere mortal. Nations, cultures, art, civilizations – these are mortal…”
I read this book during travel flights this week – the hours went fast. I wanted to dance in the most gracious Creators pleasure after I had read this novel.