Monday, September 2, 2013


Unlimited: A Novel

Unlimited is one of the all around best stories I've read in 2013, and I believe that the film that complements this book is sure to be stellar as well.

The characters in this book spark off of the page with real spirit and then shines in your memory after you finish.
Juan, a fourteen year old boy who lives so that the atmosphere around him bursts with joy, and his joy seeps into the people he cares about.
Juan is one of many orphans at Three Keys Orphanage.... a place where the Scriptures guide daily life and the Person of Christ is revealed as the source of the love and peace that are given in this place.

Harold Finch...  who had a career in NASA and now runs Three Keys. This man has deep roots of faith that draw from the richness of God's Word, worn hands from working hard and giving to others, and a humble dignity about him that lets him speak wisdom and gentle rebuke without elevating himself.

Sofia. Raised at Three Keys, she stays and serves here because she loves the children and she loves Harold, the man who became father and mother to her.
A woman of fierce and beautiful intelligence, Sofia is engaged to Enrique, the mayor of their town of Ojinaga. Sofia and Enrique together could be a very powerful couple... his commitment to helping the Mexican people has never been seen to waver, and her dedication to the same goal is evident to all.

Pedro, Sofia's brother. Theses characters share an excellent bond... not just blood family but chosen friends too. Pedro is a great character... he possesses a cheerful spirit and genuine faith.
In the film, Robert Amaya (who played Javier Martinez in Courageous) has been cast as Pedro. That made me smile... he is going to be so good as Pedro. My family is definitely looking forward to seeing him in that role!  :-)

Simon... what can I say about Simon? Perhaps the most succinct thing I could say is that a very godly and brilliant man, Professor Armando Vasquez, believed that Simon would be greatly used by the Lord, and that Simon was the one who should be trusted to finish the professors last invention and the fact that Professor Vasquez never gave up on Simon means that we have to pay close attention to this young man. 

The plot of this book is full of action and tension, and it highlights the culture of a place that has known a lot of tragedy and still has strength: Mexico. 
And this book ends with hope... because the Gospel brings hope.   

Thank you B&H Publishing for blessing me with a copy of this book through The B&B Media Group! 

And now, the trailer for the film.
Unlimited: The Film is at the top of my watch list now. 

Born and raised in North Carolina, Davis left for Europe at age twenty. There he first completed graduate studies in economics and finance, then began a business career that took him to over forty countries in Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia.

Davis came to faith at age 28, while living in Germany and running an international business advisory group. He started writing two weeks later. 

Since that moment, writing has remained both a passion and a calling.

Davis wrote for nine years and completed seven books before his first was accepted for publication. During that time, he continued to work full-time in his business career, travelling to two and sometimes three countries every week. His first published book, The Presence, was released in 1990 and became a national bestseller.

Honored with three Christy Awards for excellence in historical and suspense fiction, his bestsellers include The Great Divide, Winner Take All, The Meeting Place, The Warning, The Book of Hours, and The Quilt.

A sought-after speaker in the art of writing, Davis serves as Writer In Residence at Regent’s Park College, Oxford University.

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