Review: Fear Has A Name by Creston Mapes

This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

Fear Has a Name
David C. Cook (June 1, 2013)

by

Creston Mapes

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Creston has fond memories of his boyhood in Bath, Ohio, where he became enchanted with his future wife, way back in the fourth grade. His father, Bernie, owned and operated The Weathervane Furniture Shop in town. The whole family lived right upstairs in the century-old house known as “The Shop.”

Creston studied journalism at Bowling Green State University, then began his writing career. During the past 30 years, he has worked as a reporter, corporate copywriter, creative director, freelance writer, and author.

ABOUT THE BOOK

From popular suspense author Creston Mapes comes another faith-building thriller, a tale that follows journalist Jack Crittendon as he fights to protect his family from a stalker’s terrifying schemes, investigates a pastor’s mysterious disappearance, and struggles to keep his faith amidst unthinkable fear.

With his family’s safety on the line, Crittendon realizes there are secrets behind “Christian” walls–secrets with painful, deadly implications. He must find the faith to trust a God who allows inconceivable trials, and the courage to guard his family, with danger exploding at every turn.

Through it all–the sharp, character-driven writing for which Mapes is known–takes fans and new readers on an edge-of-your-seat journey that explores the harsh, far-reaching consequences of bullying and the Christian response to fear.

If you would like to read the first chapter of Fear Has a Name, go HERE.

My thoughts: This was my first read of Mapes’ books and it was a great experience. On reading the endorsements in the front, I thought this book was going to scare the heck out of me and make me regret reading it but I was committed to review it! Thankfully, although it kept me in until the end, I have no regrets about reading it. 🙂 I was really impressed by the spiritual content of this book. It was constant, continual and relevant but not preachy or forced. With not a lot of time for reading, I love to pick up a book that I can’t wait to get back to and this one definitely qualified. I will be keeping an eye out for the second book in the series!

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