Book Giveaway: Congo Dawn

Book Giveaway: Congo DawnThe questions arose in Job’s day. And people are still asking them today.“Why do good people suffer?” “Why is there so much corruption in our world?” “Why does God appear silent while evil runs rampant?”

Congo Dawn, by Jeanette Windle

In Congo Dawn, author Jeanette Windle weaves a suspenseful story in which those same questions emerge. But in this Ituri rainforest village of the Congo, another question arises in the heart of one of Jeanette’s major characters, Robin Duncan.

A former U.S. Marine lieutenant now serving as a translator for a global mining company, Robin has been hired as a team member to track down and root out an insurgent killer. In the midst of violence and an emerging struggle between good and evil, she faces a dilemma: “Who are the bad guys, anyway?” “And how can a people who have lost so much still retain a faith that conquers all?”

Robin has more than one reason to involve herself in this violent and questionable struggle–a beloved sister and niece whose well-being may depend on her success in this mission. Dr. Stewart, a “close,” former friend she rediscovers, adds to her confusion, but maybe to her solution as well. The plot definitely thickens with this underlying relationship.

“Things are not always as they seem,” is a theme to remember throughout this book. Windle successfully weaves a tale that will keep the reader turning pages until the end. As the child of missionary parents and living in “hot zones” for many years, Jeanette offers a knowledgeable and believable background to all her stories. And as with all her books, she is able to unveil the corruption, conspiracy, evil, and other unknown secrets behind what might appear as “legitimate” in the eyes of some.

I love Windle’s multi-dimensional characters, her suspenseful plots, and dramatic action. She skillfully draws us into the minds of each character, capturing our emotions and forcing us to ask those same universal questions in the struggle between good and evil. At the end of her book you’ll find applicable study questions with further helps.

Push through the first few pages to help introduce the characters and the complicated plot. Then be prepared for a few surprises–and an excellent read. Jeanette is a gifted storyteller!

Note About the Author

As child of missionary parents, award-winning author and journalist Jeanette Windle grew up in the rural villages, jungles, and mountains of Colombia, now guerrilla hot zones. Her detailed research and writing is so realistic that it has prompted government agencies to question her to determine if she has received classified information. Currently based in Lancaster, PA, Jeanette has lived in six countries and traveled in more than thirty on five continents. Those experiences have birthed 16 international intrigue titles, including bestselling Tyndale House Publishers release Veiled Freedom, a 2010 ECPA Christian Book Award and Christy Award finalist and sequel Freedom’s Stand, a 2012 ECPA Christian Book Award and Carol Award finalist and 2011 Golden Scroll Novel of the Year finalist. Check out author interviews, reviews, and more at Jeanette’s website:
* This complimentary book was sent to me from in return for a review.

What About You?

What kind of questions do you struggle with the most in the fight between good and evil? What has helped you most during times of injustice or suffering? How has your faith remained strong?

Book Giveaway

Besides devotions and other inspirational content that help you draw near to God’s heart, I try to offer book giveaways and suggestions for good books frequently on my blogs. Leave your comments about the preceding questions in the section below, and you will be entered into the book giveaway. I’ll announce the winner in two weeks.

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    14 Responses to “Book Giveaway: Congo Dawn”

    1. Virginia Moon on April 8th, 2013 7:38 am

      Satan is alive and winning with this war of unbelief and homosexuity.
      I don’t understand why the media is shoving this down our throats. I continue to pray daily that This will end.
      Our country needs to come back to God as that is why our country is in a mess.
      Thank you for your newsletter as I enjoy reading it.
      Virginia Moon

    2. Betty Colson on April 8th, 2013 7:39 am

      Dear Rebecca
      Thanks for the encouragement I receive as I read your devotionals.We Christians need all of the encouragement we can get to keep on going in this mixed up world. Some days it’s hard to show God’s love, His peace and His joy – and that’s what the world needs to see in us – that profess Jesus as Savior!
      Our God is an awesome God – He loves US – He cares – He listens
      He answers prayer – in His time and in His way – and His way and time is ALWAYS best – The Best is yet to come! Praise His Holy Name.
      Love, Betty Psalm 34:3

    3. Gail Schuppenhauer on April 8th, 2013 7:41 am

      I would like to win this book….for I have found, that at my age, I can broaden my horizons….it really does sound very interesting too.

    4. Pamela Sheldon on April 8th, 2013 9:09 am

      As I sit in my daughters hospital room waiting to find out if a seizure and bad fall damaged her brain – she is a PhD student at Harvard – I have been contemplating what the enemy meant for harm God has turned for good. The trip out here has allowed me to speak into my daughters life about God’s care and provision for her, the many people who are praying for her and her walk with Jesus.

    5. Kris Brown on April 8th, 2013 6:19 pm

      Your friendship grows sweeter as the years go by.
      Your writings display your incredible writing talent.
      Youe website is phenominal.

      Soooo thankful to call you friend, Becky! :)

    6. Janet McHenry on April 9th, 2013 4:19 pm

      When my husband was wrongfully convicted of six felony charges of animal abuse related to the deaths of cattle in a two-day blizzard, we thought the world had gone crazy. The greatest helps during that time were cards of encouragement from friends, meals brought to our home, and the daily readings from Streams in the Desert by L.B. Cowman. Two years later the convictions were overturned in the California Court of Appeals . . . and God used these strange circumstances to revitalize our marriage. He is sovereign.

    7. Rebecca Barlow Jordan on April 10th, 2013 9:08 am

      Pamela, so sorry about your daughter’s situation and fall. Our prayers join with you as you wait on the Lord!

    8. Rebecca Barlow Jordan on April 10th, 2013 9:09 am

      Yes, He is, Janet. Thanks for sharing your testimony!

    9. Rebecca Barlow Jordan on April 10th, 2013 9:13 am

      Thanks, Kris! I appreciate you!

    10. Rebecca "Jane" Smith on April 12th, 2013 10:10 am

      I suffer from several mental illnesses that have rendered me disabled. It is very hard to get used to this life as I was always a very outgoing person and now I am confined to my home and have only connection to the outside world when going to the doctor once a month and through social media. I also have a myriad of physical health conditions and I have to continually rely on God to help me hold on. HE is the only reason I am surviving. I am constantly amazed at the love He has for me and the blessings He bestows on me. I am content with the life I have even tho it is not ideal. I desire the prayers of other Christians to help me keep hanging on.
      My heart aches for our country as it seems to continue to go down hill because we have allowed our God to be shoved out of our schools and we are in danger of being persecuted for being Christians. I know God has a plan and that comforts me.
      I have had people who have tried to hurt me and God has stopped it and it has been very clear that it was by his hand that I was protected.
      My faith has remained strong because my love for my savior is strong. He is ever present in every situation I face. I am so very humbled and thankful.

    11. Rebecca Barlow Jordan on April 14th, 2013 1:17 pm

      Jane, thank you for sharing your story and part of your testimony. Each time someone shares their story, I know others are blessed and encouraged.

    12. Rebecca Barlow Jordan on April 14th, 2013 1:22 pm

      Thanks to all of you for entering our blog book giveaway and for sharing your encouraging comments. It’s not too late to enter. I’ll announce the winner next week.

    13. Samantha McFadden on April 28th, 2013 11:38 am

      I’m so grateful to be a child of God; for though I be surround by those as strong as the bulls of Bashan…greater is He that in me than those who set themselves against me. Little do they realize, I’m never alone.

    14. Rebecca Barlow Jordan on April 28th, 2013 5:17 pm

      Smantha, thanks for stopping by. God is greater than those who try to bring harm to us! He is Lord, and He is faithful!

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