Posted by: irenesroth | January 19, 2012

Book Review for Tyndale Publishers

The Search Committee
Tim Owens

Tim Owens’ book is a great read. It shows how everyone, even religious people, fight the same battles and conflicts. There are personality clashes, fights, and misunderstandings between them. The story almost feels like a bit of a soap opera at first. There is so much backstabbing and conflict between the people.

At first, the story seemed a bit superficial to read. However, once I got to know the people who were involved in the story and all the background characters, the story came to life and gained significance. I realized that they were as human as the rest of us with a lot of warts and drawbacks. It is in the journeys of these people, their dreams, and the events of their lives outside of the van and church visits that we realize that their search for a pastor is a search for grace, hope, direction, and love in their lives.

This is a great award winning novel. The characters make this novel realistic and moving. I loved the book and I had to reread it a second time to really get the real meaning behind the prose. This is a deep book that should be read more than once.

I received this book compliments of Tyndale Publishers Ltd. for exchange of a review.

Rating: 4 stars

Reviewed by Irene S. Roth


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