Abridged: A Kennedy Stern Christian Suspense Novel, #7 by Alana Terry

Abridged: A Kennedy Stern Christian Suspense Novel, #7

byAlana Terry

Kobo ebook | August 15, 2017

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Kennedy's pastor and mentor has always been outspoken. Maybe too outspoken.

Carl's no stranger to political controversy, but when his church comes under fire for hosting the Truth Warrior's men's retreat, women's rights activists and feminist leaders aren't the only ones worried that the conference will unduly restrict women's roles in the church and at home.

On a college campus where safe spaces threaten free speech and academic freedom only exists as long as other students aren't offended, Kennedy dares to defend her friend in Harvard's student newspaper. She unwillingly becomes the face of a controversy that not only jeopardizes her academic career but lands Pastor Carl in the hospital, struggling for his very survival.

Title:Abridged: A Kennedy Stern Christian Suspense Novel, #7Format:Kobo ebookPublished:August 15, 2017Publisher:Firstfruits PublishingLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1941735355

ISBN - 13:9781941735350


Rated 4 out of 5 by from Another first-rate book in the series Abridged is book 7 in the suspense-filled Kennedy Stern series by Alana Terry. Junior at Harvard, Kennedy, once again finds herself in the middle of controversy. In a school publication, she has defended her pastor's wife and as a result, ends up with some rather severe consequences. A men's conference at the church finds Kennedy's pastor in the middle of controversy as well, and in fact, may just have been the reason he is in the ICU, fighting for his life. The author does a great job of keeping the pages turning with fast-paced action (volatile arguments and kidnapping), several twists and turns to the plot and a little romance too. The characters are realistic and if the reader has read the previous books in the series, the growth in their faith in God is evident. In this novel, the author boldly takes on free speech, and women's rights and women's role in church and society, two topics that are often in the headlines. She brings some thought-provoking ideas to the forefront about these two subjects. At the end of the book, there are also discussion questions for personal reflection or perhaps a group discussion. It seems like there were one or two unanswered questions at the end so I am looking forward to book 8 in this must-read series. I received a complimentary copy of this book from Book Club network. A favorable review was not required and opinions are my own.
Date published: 2017-10-12