I really don’t know where to start with my thoughts on this novel. The Bishop is my first Steven James novel but it certainly will not be my last. I was totally stunned by his creativity and his ability to weave elements of Christianity into his plotlines and characters’ thought process. The novel has more twists and turns than a double helix recumbent DNA molecule. I think I got that right, don’t hold me to it; you get my drift. There is a lot of science in the novel; I was just trying to go with the flow. Oh yeah, I was trying to explain my inability to have a cohesive thought process about my enjoyment of this novel.
Revell , a division of Baker Publishing Group, has a very nice stable of authors penning material that is both relevant and thought provoking. Steven James is an incredible storyteller, and for me, pegging this novel as a thriller doesn’t place it in a proper light. The plotlines are real and engrossing. The characters are crafted in a manner that helps us develop an attachment to them. His humor is on point and timely, and James doesn’t stray too far either way in his opinions and beliefs. The messages and underlining themes are strong and empowering. To bring all this off is a testament to his skill and ability. I am a believer, and you can bank on The Bishop being in my top ten for the summer period. FBI Special Agent Patrick Bowers is a fantastic character and his compadres are a great supporting cast.
All kidding aside, if you are looking for a novel that is going to take you on a ride, think a little bit and enjoy it, be challenged and just flat out go for a nice rollercoaster ride, then The Bishop is for you. Mundane, ordinary, unimaginative are not words I think anyone can use to describe this novel. What is your favorite Steven James novel in this series? There is also The Pawn, The Rook & The Knight.
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