The Turning by Davis Bunn ~ A Suspense Book Review and Giveaway

Davis Bunn

Back of the book:


A voice. And five dissimilar people knew they were summoned to obey. Against all earthly logic, it carried a divine command--and their unforeseen meeting would result in a challenge to the cultural direction of the nation and wage war against the most powerful and influential industry in North America.

A message. One that asks for a single personal response--a response that can unveil a new realm of moral responsibility and hope. The media frenzy places a spotlight on knowing--and doing--the will of God. How will the group be able to stand against the swelling powers of darkness and greed vying to crush their message of hope?

Can they really hear the voice of God?

Prepare your heart to hear from God; download devotionals and audio teaching at

My thoughts:

One of the central themes of the Gospels is that of hope. Hope that there is more to this life than what is before us. Hope that what we have done in this life can be redeemed for good. Hope that there is life after death. 

But what if you were a non-believer and everything around you screamed that hope was dead? How would you feel? What would it take for you to begin to believe that hope is alive and well?

In his new book The Turning, Davis Bunn explores that very topic. Through the fast-paced style that we have all come to expect we are introduced to Trent Cooper, a virtual nobody who desires to become a somebody. Trent gets his opportunity to dazzle his boss and dazzle he does. His plan is costly but it has the potential to bring the company millions. But what will the true cost be to the company, to society, and to Trent himself?

About the same time Trent is getting his big break, five unrelated people begin to feel the urging of the Holy Spirit. They are each being asked to take an unexpected and in some cases uncomfortable turn in their lives. Each person has a separate story but eventually those separate threads begin to weave together and form a united tapestry. 

Of all the Davis Bunn books that I have read, this is the one that most reminds me of an intense TV drama. The scenes change rapidly and make it where you can't help but turn the page to see what is coming next. Davis has taken the historic theme of good vs. evil and brought it into the modern digital age. His use of all forms of social media and current trends brings to the story a form of reality that is scary. You can't help but see how our world is racing towards this lack of hope. But as with all of his novels, he also provides the answer to the despair that the story encompasses. The answer is hope. Hope in the One that can set you free.

A new aspect with this novel is the follow-up 40 day online devotional and audio files that will help you prepare to hear from God. After reading this thought provoking novel, you can now immerse yourself in learning to discern the voice of God. You will be encouraged to develop a closer relationship and to take the next step of obedience. 

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The Giveaway:

We have partnered with River North Fiction and Davis Bunn to offer one of our readers a copy of The Turning. If you would like to enter for a chance to win a copy for yourself please use the Rafflecopter form below. The giveaway is open to any U.S. resident age 18 and over.

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  1. I'm adding this title to my want to read list now! Thank you for sharing your review.

  2. Thank you for this review. I look forward to reading Davis Bunn's new book. Here's hoping to win the book!


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