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Beneath a Navajo Moon

By Lisa Carter

Description:

The search for a woman who disappeared in 1906 has lead cultural anthropologist Erin Dawson to Cedar Canyon, where the iconic terrain of red rock walls and mesas keep Navajo traditions—and maybe criminal evidence—well hidden. When Erin’s search leads her to cross paths with tribal policeman Adam Silverhorn, it’s hardly love at first sight. But everywhere she turns, Adam is already there.Fighting their feelings for each other, the two are suddenly thrust into a battle far more dangerous—a common quest to rout an insidious drug cartel that has spawned the recent rise in gang violence on the reservation. Adam’s position of authority gives Erin a rare glimpse into Navajo life few outsiders like her ever see—and into a crime ring that no one dares to imagine. As danger mounts, Adam and Erin begin to wonder if they will live to tell how they really feel.

Book Takeaway:

A novel about finding balance, harmony, beauty and that the truest of all loves will be found in Jesus Christ.

Why the author wrote this book:

In part this book is about two women who find the courage to follow their heart and obey God. Sometimes these two things are very different. Sometimes one's heart can lead you into disobedience to God. But there are higher obligations of love, a love and obedience due to the One Who loved you enough to die so you wouldn't have to. And love to this Savior often requires painful choices to lay everything on the altar back in love to Him. I've faced those kinds of choices as does Erin in Beneath a Navajo Moon. Things and people I've clutched so tightly to myself. Unwilling to give them up. Jesus, unlike the other religions of the world, requires living sacrifices, not burned or dead ones. And you see the conjoined twin of Obedience is Surrender. A concept Adam in Beneath a Navajo Moon struggles with. As for Erin—and me, maybe you if you're honest—the problem with living sacrifices is that they keep crawling off the altar.

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