Wednesday, January 30, 2013

{Glass Road Blog Tour} The Runner Book One in the Michael Knight Series by A. Wayne Gill

Book Description:  The Runner is the first book in a seven-part series that follows the life of Michael Knight, a young man who is conflicted about his future and who embarks on a long journey of self-discovery. In that sense, Michael is like many of us. I don't think anyone ever just "arrives." We all have to go through things in life in order to learn and grow.

My Thoughts:  Michael Knight lives in the beautiful Ozark mountains, he's the son of a pastor, he has a wonderful girlfriend, and he plays a great game of football.  He seems to have the best of life!
I love the Bible verse that is on the first page of this book...Psalm 139: 7-12.  As Michael finds out...where can I go from Your presence?
Michael's sister, Cindy, is longing for "something" but she always seems to be "making a statement" and dating guys who, well, are not quite up to living well.  Now, Cindy is dating Ramon.  Ramon has a reputation as a bad boy.  And after's his father's suicide, Ramon and his mother party together.  Ramon is back from the Marines but Michael doesn't think that the Marines has changed Ramon's life view.
Abby and Michael have a sweet loving relationship as boyfriend and girlfriend.  Their relationship grows as they move on with their lives.
The fight scenes are not graphic but quick and to the punch...a lot like this fast paced read.
This is an easy, believable read that flows from chapter to chapter and it's an interesting read.  Because the title is "The Runner" I wasn't sure what kind of runner this would be about.  If you remember the Bible verse on the first page, maybe you'll guess what kind of Runner this read is about.
Also, this Christian suspense/thriller is written by a pastor.
If there is such.a.thing as a cozy thriller, I would say this is a cozy thriller!  Good language (except where a guy calls out a bad word that shows sin), no murder and no bedroom scenes and a book that shows faith and redemption.  The kind of things that show God is in control!
*This book was provided for review by Glass Road PR*

Make sure to check out the trailer to this great read!
  • Paperback: 280 pages
  • Publisher: Iron Pillar Media Group, Inc.; 1ST edition (2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0979785618
  • ISBN-13: 978-0979785610

1 comment:

  1. Tammy: Thank you so much for your review of my book, The Runner. Please stay tuned for Part II in the Michael Knight series. These characters will live on! Blessings, Wayne