(Book Review) Through Waters Deep


Through Waters DeepReviewed by: Chrysa Keenon, Professional Writing major at Taylor University


Introduction

Title: Through Waters Deep

Series: Waves of Freedom #1

Author: Sarah Sundin

Publisher: Revell

Publication Date: Aug 2015

Format: Paperback

Length: 368 Pages

OVERVIEW

It is the year 1941, and America is on the brink of World War II. Naval Ensign Jim Avery encounters his childhood friend, Mary Sterling, now a shipyard secretary in Boston. A sabotage plot in the Navy Yard is discovered, and Jim and Mary must team up to catch the culprit. Along the way the two find romance, friendship, and betrayal in places they never would expect. Filled with intense drama, heart-wrenching romantic challenges, and detailed historical events, Sundin creates a wonderful tale of mystery, love, faith, and antiquity.

Through Waters Deep paints a picture of what life was like back in America’s golden days through loveable and realistic characters. The book is filled with twists and turns, and always keeps the reader guessing what will happen next. Though the beginning is a bit slow, the story picks up after the first three chapters, and keeps the ball rolling thereafter. The characters’ prominent faith is woven into the intense climax, allowing for the reader to find peace with God in troubled times, just as the characters so.

ASSESSMENT

Rating (1 to 5)

4 out of 5 stars

Suggested Audience

Primarily female adults

Christian Impact

Whenever the characters are put to the test, they turn to God for help. This allows an acceptance of faith to show through the writing. Through Waters Deep allows for both the characters and the reader to understand that God’s glory can be found even in the darkest of times.

Chrysa Keenon is a Professional Writing major at Taylor University and a writer for the campus newspaper The Echo.


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