Posted in Young Adult

Jill Williamson’s The New Recruit

About

Forced to choose between military school and a Christian spy organization, skeptic Spencer Garmond signs on with the Bible geeks. But before he even boards the plane for Moscow, Spencer realizes this is no Bible club.
These guys mean business.
Stumbling onto a case involving a gang of homeless boys, a chilling tattoo, and the always beautiful Anya Vseveloda, Spencer struggles to find the faith needed to save the Mission League from enemy infiltration.

Review

Oh my goodness, I so loved this book! I already think Jill Williamson is the bees knees, but if I ever doubted her, this book took care of that. The best part of this book? Spencer’s voice. I love a strong male in a novel, and is this ever one. I mean Spencer was a typical 15 year old boy, with all of their baggage. And the mystery? So intriguing, I can’t wait until the next one comes out. Spiritually, Spencer is not saved, but he hangs out with a lot of saved people and I love how diverse they are. Usually in Christian novels you get the cookie cutter how Christians should be (nothing wrong with that), but by having some of them strong in their faith, some pushy, some weak, you get way more depth in this novel. You can see Spencer’s attitude toward God change in such a way that is completely believable. I also liked the use of spiritual gifts. The book made me want to spend more time with God to see what He is trying to tell me. Now, that’s a sign of a great book. Don’t let the cover fool you, this is not just for kids. Highly Recommended!

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