My first book to read that is written by an author who’s a member of a Christian guild for writers.
Suspense/thriller/mystery is my world. Revolving my mind in this world means escaping reality just a bit. 🙂
Well, “The Night Watchman” did not fail my expectations. Living in the world of detectives and unfolding mysteries are the best part of being a human. I guess so. 😀 And should I say that this story ravels those parts which really arouse my interest to its fullest.
To give you more glimpse about the book, let’s start with the characters. Heading up the starting line is Ray Quinn – a former Orlando homicide detective. For me, he’s the symbol of those people who loses Hope with their lives because they don’t know yet their purpose. But as they uncover their true purpose, they regain Hope for real. Pam – she’s the sister of a pastor who believes that God has a purpose for everything. She symbolizes every people who trust in the Lord with all their hearts and lean not on their own understanding. Those people who believe that everything happens for a reason and God has a plan for everyone. Crevis – should I say that he’s the sidekick/friend/assistance of Ray. He symbolizes those people who believe that nothing is impossible as long as you will try. The only impossible thing is when you do not try. The other characters are not that so important so never mind to give some details about them. Also, if I do, my review will have some spoilers which I don’t want to happen. Though I know that sometimes it is inevitable.
Well, I guess that in every book that I had read I always got some moral lessons to live by. Suprisingly, I just don’t gained some moral lessons, but I also known God above all. I think it’s the most important lesson that one can get from a book.
I’m not selfish so I will share the moral lessons that the book imparted to me. First, we always think that our lives are miserable for we can’t get/have the things that we want. But you know the truth is – before we think that we are miserable, THINK AGAIN! There are other people who are happy and who feel so blessed by just eating three times a day, but we, we can’t just have the things we want and we think we are now miserable. What a mentality! Second, we should always value the things that we have and the people around us, for in just a blink of an eye, they can be all gone. Third, we are so blessed because what we have are the things that other people want to possess, so let us not be jealous. Fourth, we think that there’s no other way and everything is impossible. The visible truth is – there’s always a way for God will make a way when there seems no way. Also, nothing is impossible with God, for everything is possible. Fifth, let us put our FAITH in God. Remember, Faith can move mountains. Next, let us be Contented for what we have. Yes! You read it right. We always feel unlucky, incomplete, unhappy, unworthy, miserable, etc. the truth is, we only lack Contentment for we always think that we can have more. We desire to have more than what we already own which is utterly wrong. All we need to have is CONTENTMENT. Nothing more, nothing less. Seventh, know your friends, but know your enemies better. In this world of ours, we don’t know who are our true friends and who are our so-called friends, so always put your trust to a few for it is a better way to know who are your enemies. Trust no one except yourself and God. Eight, remember that God has a plan for everyone. Everything that is happening in our lives has a purpose. God will never give us hindrances if He knows that we can’t do it. Ninth, always Pray to God. Prayer is the most powerful weapon one can have against all adversaries. Lastly, let us put ourselves in God’s graces every moment of our lives. Let us put God first against all odds. Let God enters our hearts and gives us more blessings in order to direct our way. Remember, with GOD in our hearts, we will never loose Hope and we will see a bigger picture of our purpose.
Hope you enjoy reading my review. 🙂
God Bless. 🙂 😀