The title really captured my attention. (I can really feel that this book is pack with suspenseful actions, a little bit of mysteries, and romance.) Never heard of the author for I was never a fan of Christian books, not until I stepped into the Logos Hope book fair. I'm now a big fan of Christian books. :)
"Don't expect too much for it will only lead to disappointments."
That's true for what I had experienced in this book. I mean through the title, I really expected a lot. But somehow I got disappointed. Nevertheless, this book is still a good one for I know that our opinions differ from one another. So let's respect each others opinion. Thank you. :)
The storyline was obviously simple. The twists or suspense was just the way I expected it. I mean, seriously, I thought it would be a different one and the readers would take their time guessing what will happen next, or their reactions would be unrecognizable or shocked looks for those unexpected plots. Unluckily, it's the other way around. My reaction was just a blank annoying face for I predicted all those scenes to happen. I'm really expecting a page-turner climax or a not-to-stop-reading-until-the-end. It did not arise my excitement contradicting its title which I found very interesting. (Okay, I know I'm just repeating some words/phrases/sentences. My apology. Time to stop now.)
In every book I had read, I always make sure that I gained/learned something from it.
Lessons learned from Kidnapped: First, never give up while we can, coz we'll never know what will happen next. If Luke gave up, he'll never find Caroline alive. There's a lot of opportunity waiting for us so we should always try. If we don't succeed at first, there's always a 2nd time, 3rd time, and so on. Meaning there's a lot of time to try, and no time to give up. So why would you consider the latter if the offer of the former is much better? :) Second, love for others and for our family is the best one we can give. Caroline switched places with her sister because of her love for her, and for her sister's family. Love is the most unselfish and priceless one that we can give to one another. It is given freely, and should be accepted wholeheartedly. Just like the love of God for each and everyone of us. According to John 3:16 "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life." Meaning, God sacrificed Jesus to save all of us from our sins. That's what I really called "true love". Giving your all yet you don't expect anything in return, but just a simple "thank you". Third, Faith will never leave us empty-handed. That's the best thing I loved about this book. The Faith of each character to one another especially the faith of Caroline and Sharon's family. That's immeasurable. Their faith keep them alive. Fourth, determination will lead us to success. If we're not determine(which I thought this one is similar to the 1st one, still I gonna write it) we will not achieve anything. Fifth, make friends with everyone but trusts only a few people for not all of them are genuine, some are waiting to destroy us. Just like Jason, he planned all of these to destroy Mark's family in terms of their financial needs for he knows they are rich.(Though I know this one is inevitable for Jason is the president of the bank where Mark deposited his money.) But still, we should learn to hide some things. We can never know what will happen. Lastly, always Pray. Yes, that's right. Prayer is the most powerful weapon we can use against all adversaries/hindrances/etc. We should always put God first in everything we do and never let go of Him once we already succeeded, for He's always there for us until eternity.
Hope you like my review. Thanks everyone.
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