Book of Dreams by Davis Bunn

Book of Dreams by Davis Bunn

Book of Dreams
Davis Bunn
Political Suspense
4 out of 5

For Dr. Elena Burroughs, life is divided into two chapters—before and after the death of her husband. Today marks the point that her span of being a wife is equal to her span of being a widow. Even her success as a psychologist and her world-wide acclaim for a book on the interpretation of dreams is dimmed by an unspoken if only. Then a new patient arrives, one so private only her first name is given. Impeccably dressed and escorted by two bodyguards, Sandra recounts a frightening series of recurrent nightmares. Elena agrees to consider her case more carefully, convinced that something ominous may be at work here. Elena’s interpretation of her dreams confirms that, indeed, the patient and her family confront a powerful global network of dangerous forces. As the story unfolds, they face a key question of the Christian life: How do you understand and fulfill the will of God?

My thoughts:

Book of Dreams was an intense read. I know it was a work of fiction, but it could have been the headline story in our newspapers today. Mr. Bunn is very adept at using current events and historical Biblical facts to weave a riveting tale.

The blurb on the back of the book focuses on Dr. Burroughs and her interpretation of dreams. While that is an important element of the story, I thought a more important element was the way she learned to lean on the Holy Spirit’s guidance in all circumstances. Dr. Burroughs is taken on an excursion that she definitely did not plan to take. In the end she comes to realize that trusting God is the only way to live the journey that is her life.

The plot twists and the well-defined characters made this a classic Bunn novel. When I turned the last page I was left feeling as if I had gained knowledge, both in the political and spiritual realm. For me this was not a quick and easy read. It was more of a slow yet absorbing read. I came away from it feeling that it had been time well spent. 

*I was sent a copy of this book from Howard Books to assist in this review. No other compensation was received. All thoughts are my own and may differ from others.

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