I finished Karen Hancock's, Arena recently. It was fabulous!! A thoughtful and entertaining read with a strong allegorical message.
"Plagued by fear and disillusionment, Callie Hayes volunteers for a psychology experiment that promises to turn her life around. Unnerved by the mounting evasiveness of the research workers, however, she soon changes her
mind and asks to be released from the project. To her horror, the workers refuse, dropping her instead into a terrifying alien world amidst an ongoing battle between good and evil. With limited resources and only a few cryptic
words to guide her, she embarks on a journey that will change her life
forever. Will she decipher the plans the Benefactor has established for her
escape, or will she succumb to the deception of the Arena?"
I've moved on to my first Francine Rivers book, A Voice in the Wind - the first in her Mark of the Lion series. What a find! I'm loving it, too!
Waiting on base are:
- I Promise, Gary Smalley (reading for small group - on ch. 4)
- The Door Within, Wayne Batson
- Into the Deep, Colleen Coble
- From a Distance, Tamera Alexandar