Item description for The Sacrifice by Robert Whitlow...
Overview While defending a 16-year-old accused of opening fire on a group of students, attorney Scott Ellis stumbles onto a tangible evil that is fueling a rage-filled hate to its breaking point.
The most powerful weapon against evil is sacrifice.
Attorney Scott Ellis is defending Lester Garrison, a 16-year-old accused of opening gunfire on a Sunday afternoon church gathering.
At the same time, Scott's volunteer work at the local high school brings him into contact with Kay Wilson, an English teacher and former girlfriend. Unknown to either of them, Catawba High School is not just a place of learning--it's a battleground for an age-old struggle between good and evil. On one side are praying students and a simple janitor with an extraordinary faith. On the other side is a deeply troubled young man intent on mass destruction.
Caught in the middle, Scott and Kay learn that lasting victory will require the ultimate sacrifice.
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Studio: Thomas Nelson
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.4" Width: 5.4" Height: 1.2" Weight: 0.95 lbs.
Release Date Oct 6, 2004
Publisher Thomas Nelson
ISBN 0849945208 ISBN13 9780849945205 UPC 023755023728
Availability 0 units.
More About Robert Whitlow
Whitlow is a Merit Scholar graduate of Furman University and the University of Georgia School of Law. He has been in private legal practice since 1976.
Robert Whitlow currently resides in the state of North Carolina. Robert Whitlow was born in 1954.
Reviews - What do customers think about Sacrifice?
Write More! Jan 11, 2007
I am always waiting for him to write something else. His books are fantastic. I loan them out and everyone has become a fan.
Awesome legal thriller with a Christian background. Apr 13, 2006
I have read Whitlow's book "The List" and found it good, but "The Sacrifice" goes far beyond "The List". "The List" had very little legal/trial content, but "The Sacrifice" is full of it. In my opinion, that makes it more appealing. This book also has just as much, if not more, Peretti-style Christian content than "The List" has. It is very noticeable from the beginning, and weaves its way throughout the entire book. This helps to make the book a very enjoyable read. In my opinion, this book is developed very well, however some areas could have been a little more realistic. For example, Kay going to church and immediately hooking up with the pastor and his wife, going out to lunch with them, and hearing the pastor's amazing testimony just seemed a little too convenient. At the same time, I realize that the plot of the story required Kay becoming a Christian and then influencing Scott to do the same, so that is what Whitlow came up with to fill that necessity. Even so, that section of the plot was just a little unbelievable. A few other sections had similar problems, but this was probably the most prominent. A very good part of the book, in my opinion, was the hidden identity of "the bomber". It kept me guessing through much of the book. I found it interesting how Whitlow dropped clues that seemed to point to Lester being the bomber. At the same time, however, I found other clues that helped me to guess who the real bomber was before his real identity was revealed. One thing that I found somewhat strange is how Whitlow never actually reveals whether or not Lester is guilty. He just leaves you guessing at the end. I had a few guesses about his involvement as well as the person with him, but they were never confirmed or rejected. The book just leaves you with Lester accepting punishment whether or not he was truly guilty.
Overall, I would highly recommend this book. It is a very interesting book that really keeps you reading. It is full of sudden twists in the story which help keep the flow from becoming too slow. As for other reading, Whitlow's book "The List" is good, but not quite as good as "The Sacrifice". Some of Whitlow's content is rather similar to the style of Frank Peretti, and I would recommend Peretti's books. For legal thrillers, the best author I know of is John Grisham. His books are non-Christian, but they are still really good. Read and enjoy.
Stunning and powerful book! Mar 15, 2006
Wow! I have read many of Robert Whitlow's books and this one is another excellent one. Just finished it and to say that the ending surprised me was an understatement! I didn't see it coming...Although I knew who the bomber was all along I didn't know how he would carry out his plan. I think the strength of Whitlow is his character writing, though. He explores relationships in such a real and intimate way that each character draws you in to their life. The suspense, legal stuff is there, too, of course, but I think the characters give the story their impact and power. Another good one from Whitlow, check it out!
SACRIFICE Jan 30, 2006
OUTSTANDING !You do not want to put down. Love all of Robert Whitlow's books.
Of all his books......... Feb 23, 2005
this one is my favorite. I couldn,t put this down. I found this really moving, and have re-read this twice. If you like christian fiction you need this.