Sunday, June 15, 2014

Dynamo by Eleanor Gustafson
(Whitaker House 2014)





God takes the bad and makes it good. God equips the called. Sentences to sum up the novel, Dynamo.

Powerful, gripping, and gritty...these are only a few words to try to describe the wonderful story brought to life by Eleanor Gustafson.


Jeth Cavanaugh may be raw and rough, but he knows horses. One decision to travel down a road led him on a journey for which he wasn't prepared.


Little by little Jeth come to know Jesus and His sacrifice for us all. Little by little his soul is revealed, mirrored by the beautiful stallion, Dynamo.


The dialogue in Dynamo is real and at times gritty (never overstepping the boundary of Christian morality). The emotions are straightforward and yet complex.


The characters' involvement with each other contributes to their growth.

Indeed, Jeth is being "set up for something", but that something is great.

I cried when a beloved character died. I cheered when a character was saved. I moaned when trouble came.


All in all, Dynamo is a great Christian literary fiction. The growth and journey of the character made a strong impact upon this reader. It stayed with me long after I turned that last page and closed the book.


I encourage all readers of general and literary fiction to immerse themselves in this story and take the ride of their lives.


Superb, Eleanor Gustafson, superb!


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