Monday, March 21, 2011

CSFF Blog Tour: The Resurrection by Mike Duran

I remember a time, not that many years ago, when the Fiction shelf at my local Christian bookstore began and ended with 'Peretti'. And this month the CSFF blog tour sees something of a return to those good old days of angels and demons battling it out somewhere over California. The Resurrection is much more of a human story than This Present Darkness, as the blurb says:
When Ruby Case, an unassuming crippled woman, inexplicably raises a boy from the dead, she creates uproar in the quiet coastal town of Stonetree. Some brand her a witch, others a miracle worker. Yet Reverend Ian Clark could care less. Dogged by demons and immersed in self-pity, Clark is being unwittingly drawn into a secret religious order--one that threatens his very life. But he's about to get a wake-up call.

Together, Ruby and Reverend Clark are thrust into a search for answers... and a collision with unspeakable darkness. For behind the quaint tourist shops and artist colonies lies a history of deceit. And a presence more malignant than anything they can imagine. Yet a battle is brewing, the resurrection is the first volley, and the unlikely duo are the only ones who can save them. But can they overcome their own brokenness in time to stop the evil, or will they be its next victim?
I am not going to review the book at this point because, well, I haven't read it all yet. But I probably will have done by the end of the tour, so that should give you something to come back for (other than the Top Ten Duran Duran songs tomorrow*), right?

In the meantime, author Mike Duran blogs here, and lots of other nice people blog at these places:
Noah Arsenault
Brandon Barr
Red Bissell
Book Reviews By Molly
Keanan Brand
Kathy Brasby
Grace Bridges
Beckie Burnham
Melissa Carswell
Jeff Chapman
Christian Fiction Book Reviews
Carol Bruce Collett
Valerie Comer
Karri Compton
Wanda Costinak
Amy Cruson
CSFF Blog Tour
Janey DeMeo
Cynthia Dyer
Tori Greene
Nikole Hahn
Katie Hart
Joleen Howell
Bruce Hennigan
Becky Jesse
Cris Jesse
Jason Joyner
Carol Keen
Emily LaVigne
Shannon McNear
Matt Mikalatos
Rebecca LuElla Miller
Joan Nienhuis
John W. Otte
Gavin Patchett
Sarah Sawyer
Andrea Schultz
Tammy Shelnut
Kathleen Smith
Donna Swanson
Jessica Thomas
Steve Trower
Fred Warren
Dona Watson
Phyllis Wheeler
Nicole White
Dave Wilson

* I'm kidding**
**Aren't I?


Fred Warren said...

Duran Duran?

Oh, that's just awful. :)

UKSteve said...

You're in luck, I couldn't come up with tem Duran Duran songs I liked...