Christianbook.com Ratings and Reviews
Most Popular Products

Customer Reviews for New Hope Publishers The Deliverer - eBook

New Hope Publishers The Deliverer - eBook

In book three of the "Freedom" series, Mara finds herself the object of her uncle's revenge. From a life sentence in prison, Uncle Jefe, who held her as a sex slave in his San Diego brothel, uses his underground connections to kidnap and drag Mara back into the dark shadows of human traficking.

Now in the struggle of her life and her ultimate freedom, Mara finds herself kidnapped and experiencing something she never dreamed possible. She finally finds herself yielding to the One who can truly set her free-not only from her past life and all the fears and scars that go with it, but from herself and her own sin. This time her choice delivers her from the shadow of her name's meaning, "bitter" and into the light of true joy.

Average Customer Rating:
5 out of 5
5
 out of 
5
(7 Reviews) 7
Open Ratings Snapshot
Rating Snapshot (7 reviews)
5 stars
7
4 stars
0
3 stars
0
2 stars
0
1 star
0
7 out of 7100%customers would recommend this product to a friend.
Customer Reviews for The Deliverer - eBook
Review 1 for The Deliverer - eBook
Overall Rating: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5

Poignant Message

Date:December 23, 2013
Customer Avatar
ruthhill74
Location:Yelm, WA
Age:35-44
Gender:female
Quality: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Value: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Meets Expectations: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
What an amazing book! Very rarely do I have the opportunity to read books that affect me so emotionally and spiritually, but this is indeed one of them. Tears don't come easily to me when it comes to books, but this was a book that brought the tears on many occasions, and I was reminded of the way God works His plans at all times in all situations.
The prayers in this book touched my heart again and again. Although they were being voiced by fictional characters, they were so real. To see characters who prayed to and relied on God for everything was an encouragement to me. And to have God speak back to them was a good reminder to me that prayer is a 2-way conversation.
This is the second book in a row that I have read about human sex trafficking, and I was horrified to discover that this is still something that is so prevalent in our world--even our country. I can't imagine how often this happens, and we know nothing about it.
I was pleased to see that even though the book was basically a "happy ending" book (no spoilers here), it was realistic. And is showed God's faithfulness in every situation, even when it makes no sense to us. This is a quick, inspiring read that I would highly recommend to anyone!
I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. I was not financially compensated, and all opinions are 100 percent mine.
0points
0of 0voted this as helpful.
Review 2 for The Deliverer - eBook
Overall Rating: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5

Date:January 13, 2013
Customer Avatar
Sufficient in Jesus
Age:18-24
Gender:female
Quality: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Value: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Meets Expectations: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
The Deliverer completes the story of Mara, a child forced into prostitution who was set free with the help of Jonathan, a Bible college student. Mara is eighteen now and is trying to deal with her attraction to Jonathan even though she has never met a man she can trust. Jonathan too is drawn to Mara but knows that unless she becomes a Christian God's blessing will not be on their relationship. His friendship with another young woman Sarah begins to complicate things when Sarah thinks that he is serious about her.
Lawan is finally reunited with her little sister and her new parents, but struggles to understand her new life in a strange country and a completely different setting, I was very grateful that her adoptive parents accepted this and didn't push her or ridicule her but instead allowed her to show her emotions and loved her unconditionally.
Just as with the others in the series The Deliverer had a very powerful message and a relevant message, this time being Godly mentors and families for those without caring families. We see this lived out in Barbara helping Mara and Lawan's adoption.
I really admire the fact that the author must have done in-dept study for these books and wrote about the facts and information she found, I hope they impact or awaken someone to the tragedy of sex trafficking.
I received this book free from New Hope in exchange for an honest review.
0points
0of 0voted this as helpful.
Review 3 for The Deliverer - eBook
Overall Rating: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5

This book is definitely a page-turner!

Date:December 27, 2012
Customer Avatar
Carrie
Location:IA
Age:18-24
Gender:female
Quality: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Value: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Meets Expectations: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Kathi Macias very capably takes you on a journey through pain, suffering, redemption, and forgiveness in The Deliverer. As you read, you will feel as though you know Mara, the main character. Sold by her family, Mara has been forced to spend most of her life as a sex slave. Now freed from slavery, Mara still struggles to leave behind the horrors of the past. She was saved by a young man named Jonathan, a Bible college student. Mara and Jonathan are two people from such opposite backgrounds. Is it possible for them to form a relationship together? Read The Deliverer to uncover multiple stories, depth, and hope. This book is definitely a page-turner! It is filled with intrigue – you won’t want to put it down.
0points
0of 0voted this as helpful.
Review 4 for The Deliverer - eBook
Overall Rating: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5

Incredible, page-turner

Date:October 5, 2012
Customer Avatar
Susan Osborn
Location:Fullerton, CA
Age:Over 65
Gender:female
Quality: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Value: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Meets Expectations: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
In the Deliverer, the third and final book of her Freedom Series, Kathi Macias once again tackles the problem of human trafficking. Mara, a beautiful young woman who has been set free after spending the majority of her life as a sex slave, must now discover how to set her mind and emotions free and learn how to trust God and others once again. To do this she must forgive others—particularly her parents who sold her to her uncle who placed her in unthinkable bondage. Does she dare try to visit her parents in Mexico again? Does she dare pursue a relationship with Jonathan, the college student who was instrumental in her release? Kathi concludes her series was an unforgettable, gripping novel that shows freedom and reconciliation are only possible through faith.
0points
0of 0voted this as helpful.
Review 5 for The Deliverer - eBook
Overall Rating: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5

Date:September 18, 2012
Customer Avatar
MaureenT
Location:Syracuse NY
Gender:female
Quality: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Value: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Meets Expectations: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
I just finished reading this, the last book in the Freedom Series, and in some ways hate to say goodbye to a lot of these characters I have grown to love. This is a wrap up of the first two books.
I would recommend that you read the first two books to really appreciate this hard subject of sex slavery of young girls...some as young as 5 and 6.
We rejoin Mara, she is now saving her money to go to Junior College, and working at the restaurant. She was rescued by the help of Jonathan Flannery, the young man, who was delivery pizza and helped in her rescue. Jonathan and his sister Leah are both now in college. Leah's friend Sarah, who has a big crush on Jonathan, has decided to spend Thanksgiving with the Flannery's instead of her own family. That way she will be closer to Jonathan.
We also travel with Lewan as she comes to the US, and her new family. What a heart breaking life this poor dear girl has had. You really feel yourself pulling for her as she is reunited with her sister Anna, and meeting her new family.
Some have already accepted the Lord as their Savior, and others are struggling with all that has happened to them. They are unable to forgive, and receive forgiveness.
Don't miss this heartwarming ending to this eye opening series!
I received this book from the Publisher New Hope, and was not required to give a positive review.
0points
0of 0voted this as helpful.
Review 6 for The Deliverer - eBook
Overall Rating: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5

Another great book in this series!

Date:September 17, 2012
Quality: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Value: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Meets Expectations: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Though physically free of her prior life as a sex slave, Mara still struggles to leave behind the mental and emotional bondage of the past. Jonathan, the young man who rescued her from human trafficking, has spoken and written to her of a loving God who can free her of all the evil of the past. Mara desires this ultimate freedom, but doesn't believe it could truly happen for her. Mara's search for freedom will lead her through an examination of her feelings towards the family who sold her into slavery, her uncle who oversaw the entire operation, and the God who allowed it all to happen. Will Mara be able to move beyond her past? And if she could, would her growing affection for Jonathan blossom? Before anything else, she must learn to trust the One who knows her intimately and longs to bring healing and freedom.
The Deliverer by Kathi Macias is the third book in the Freedom Series. I highly recommend reading these books in order although some back story is given. I had expected this to be the final book in the series. However, there may be another book forthcoming as certain situations with some characters were left open at the end. The plot of this story is far more complex than a small synopsis can provide and that is one of the beauties of Macias' writing. Like the prior two books in the series, I was challenged by the topics presented in the book, but still enjoyed reading the characters' stories, particularly Mara's. It is far too easy to ignore or forget that human trafficking does exist and this series is a wake-up call for Christians to arise and fight the evil that is far closer to home than most of us realize. I recommend this book to any mature reader because it does deal with dark, though not overly explicit, topics.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."
0points
0of 0voted this as helpful.
Review 7 for The Deliverer - eBook
Overall Rating: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5

The Crescendo of a Great Series

Date:September 5, 2012
Customer Avatar
Anonymous
Location:Willows, CA
Age:Over 65
Gender:female
Quality: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Value: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Meets Expectations: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
I've been impressed with Kathi Macias's writing for years, but this might be my favorite of the whole lot. If you haven't read the first two of the series (Deliver Me from Evil and Special Delivery), you might want to get them and read them first. This ones concludes the story of Mara, a girl placed into sexual slavery by her tio (uncle). In the first book, she is rescued by Jonathan and his sister and a friend.
Now Mara finds herself attracted by Jonathan, but feels unworthy of him. She pushes his attentions away.
Jonathan wants to get better acquainted with her, too, but two things stop him: Mara doesn't act interested in him, and she is not a Christian. And then there's Sarah, Jonathan's sister's friend who has such a crush on him.
Across town, a small girl named Lawan arrives in a strange country with a strange language to the home of her sister, Mali--oh, no, her name is Anna now. Mali-Anna calls the adults Mom and Dad, but Lawan doesn't think she will ever be able to do that. She, too, has been a victim of heartless people who prey on children.
Kathi's ability to weave two tales together to create a lovely tapestry excels in this book, the third and final in her Freedom Series.
0points
0of 0voted this as helpful.