The Colors will Change: A Book Review

Dec
2012
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Do not forsake wisdom, and she will protect you;

Love her, and she will watch over you.

Proverbs 4:6

While reading The Colors will Change, I noticed that my heart was beating faster than normal.

This Louis N. Jones novel tells the stories of several people struggling with the consequences of foolish decisions – their own and others’.  The heroine tying everyone together is Carline Lissade, a dirt poor, Haitian-native who lost her family and then, consequently, her faith in God.  In a moment of desperation, Carline decides to sell herself to make money.  That first choice results in her learning more than she should about an international crime ring.  It also prompts her to seek refuge in America, with the help of a United States Senator.

The book is a page-turner covering topical issues like human-trafficking, drugs, and poverty; as well as personal issues like racism, love, infidelity and personal faith.  Jones’s characters navigate through it all by praying with and advising one another in the Word.

The issues are oversimplified and everything is too neatly tied up at the end; but that’s what happens in fiction.  Nonetheless,The Colors will Change is both a good individual read and a great book club choice.  Conquest Publishers gave me a complimentary copy of the book through BookCrash, but it’s worth paying for.

BOW is my first experience in blogging, and my writing has undergone an evolution since I started. I use If I Knew Then What I Know Now to think aloud about my Christian walk. When you read it, my hope is that WE (the BOW community & friends) then discuss how to apply God's word into our everyday lives in a practical manner. As Christian lay-theologians, we'll talk about our world, and how we can be in it but not of it. So whatever your thoughts are about what you read, PLEASE share.
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