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When the Nile Runs Redby Diann Mills
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Two men, one woman.
War-torn, disease-ridden Sudan.
One powerful God.
Paul Farid, who once persecuted the southern Sudanese, now loves the weary people whose lives have been destroyed by war.
Colonel Ben Alier has led his battle-hardened soldiers for two decades against the North, yet he pursues a relationship with his son even as his own demons pursue him.
Dr. Larson Kerr Farid works long hours caring for the sick, but fatigue and worry about her husband, are taking their toll. And she's just learned something that will make everything more complicated.
These three friends face constant danger as tensions escalate between the north and south, and as Paul's family schemes to kill him and Larson. Will Paul and Larson bridge the gap that seems to grow between them? And will Ben find peace as more than a soldier?
DiAnn Mills introduces her many fans to the current struggle facing Sudan in this riveting account of war, ancient hatreds, love and God's power. Sudan's beauty and tragedy will pierce the soul of every reader.
"Mills, a popular Christian romance writer (When The Lion Roars), travels to the Sudan in this action-packed, if didactic, inspirational novel. At the center of the story are two likeable characters, Larson and Paul Farid, Christians who 'long ago... set their course to aid the persecuted Sudanese and spread the gospel.' Paul, who converted to Christianity from Islam, has reason to worry that his decidedly anti-Christian family may actually try to kill him and his wife, but nonetheless, he desperately wants to see his relatives and tell them about Jesus. Meanwhile, Larson, a courageous physician, discovers that she's pregnant. Since children were not in her plans, she worries about the impact of a baby on her medical work and marriage. When the Farids' friend Ben is diagnosed with cancer, he decides he needs to get his personal house in order. The novel is not without problems; the backstory that connects Ben and the Farids is complex, and Mills could have helped the reader along by explaining it more straightforwardly. In contrast to recent Christian fiction that subtly integrates faith into the story, here the religious message can feel heavy-handed. However, an intriguing sub-theme runs throughout, as characters tend to withhold important information from those closest to them." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
Paul Farid once openly persecuted any Sudanese who failed to practice Islam. Now hes a Christian who puts his life on the line to aid them. Ben Alier neither trusts nor places any hope in the newly formed government. When their worlds collide, tensions--and danger--escalate.
Paul Farid and his wife, Larson, are committed to aiding the persecuted Sudanese. Against the backdrop of a new government with questionable trustworthiness, the deteriorating health of those around them and a pregancy, they find themselves deep in relational tension and phsyical danger.
Paul Farid was once a member of the royal family, who openly persecuted any Sudanese who failed to practice Islam. Now he's a Christian, who puts his life on the line to aid the persecuted Sudanese. His wife, Larson, is a doctor committed to giving her life for peace.
Colonel Ben Alier has fought for twenty-one years against the government's mandates to control the oil, religion, slavery, and politics of Sudan. He neither trusts nor rests any hope in the newly formed government.
Ben's health deteriorates while Larson finds out she is going to have a baby. Their worlds collide, and as the relational tensions escalate so does the physical danger.
About the Author
DIANN MILLS is an award-winning author who launched her career in 1998 with the publication of her first book. She currently has more than forty books in print and has sold more than a million copies. A few of her most recent books include When the Nile Runs Red, Breach of Trust, and Awaken my Heart. She is the recipient of the Inspirational Reader's Choice award for 2005 in the Long Contemporary and Novella category and is a favorite author of Heartsong Presents readers. DiAnn and her husband have four adult sons and live in Houston, Texas. For more information, visit www.diannmills.com.
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