The first book in a new fiction series, Invitation is written in four novellas from the viewpoint of four different characters, by four different authors. The Professor, his assistant Andi, Tank, a college football player and Barbara a tattoo artist create an unlikely team of misfits pulled together by forces the don’t understand.
The stories are filled with mystery some of which are yet to be explained. Each character is given the chance to tell part of the journey of the group. Along the way you learn a bit about each character’s background as well as where they stand in their faith, or lack of faith, in God. That’s almost the only part of this book that might classify it as Christian Fiction.
I don’t want to spoil the story. I do want to try to explain a bit more about the story. Barbara has been given a talent or gift of being able to see a picture before the future reveals the facts surrounding it. She sees a face but has no idea why or how things will play out.
The Professor is a former priest traveling around essentially telling people God no longer exists and believing in him is a waste. Andi is his assistant. She is a kind woman who has a gift for seeing patterns and numbers.
Tank, is a football player. He has a faith in God that does not exist in the other characters. Further, he has a gift of being able to sometimes pray for people and heal their bodies. Whether a sickness or broken bone he has a desire to heal people. His compassion undeniable.
Each character becomes the main focus in a mystery. Only the four together can push past the danger that is revealed in each situation. Occasionally they are aware they are being aided by someone or something from the spiritual realm.
The stories are excellently written and strung together beautifully. I can’t wait to read the second book! I give this 5 out of 5 stars.
In exchange for an honest review, I was sent an Ebook via Bethany House Publishers to borrow and read. The opinions expressed are my own.