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Subject: Dee Henderson - Uncommon Heroes ?? Too Christian?
Date Posted: 9/5/2007 2:05 PM ET
Member Since: 6/22/2006
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Hi.  Hoping you could help me out here regarding this series. 

I am reading the recommendations for these books and they sound just wonderful.  I  know they are Christian and I have never read any of those before.  Can you tell me if there is alot of reference to Christianity? I don't have a problem with the references, just don't like alot of it in there where it becomes very preaching.  Probably a stupid question, but do they even have sex in these Christian themed books?

Thanks for any input!  I tend to be more spiritual than religious, but DO consider myself a Christian.

Alicia

Date Posted: 9/5/2007 2:18 PM ET
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I'm not over religious either but I do consider myself a Christian.  I've always wondered about those books as well.  I don't need a lot of sex in my romance books.  But I can't stand sappy.  I've always worried they would be too in your face Christian or too sappy.

Date Posted: 9/5/2007 4:27 PM ET
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Having read the whole series (there are 4 books total), I can help you here.  NO, there are no sex scenes in them.  None of the characters are married to each other yet so there is just some kissing, hand holding and major hugs and romantic words.    Is there alot of reference to Christianity?  That depends upon your definition of "alot".   Its a Christian romance from a Christian writer.  There are scenes where religion is openly discussed, theology etc.  There is Scripture references as well.   But in each instance, its relevant to the storyline - not just thrown in for fun.   If you go to her website, you can read the 1st chapter of each of them. 
http://www.deehenderson.com/

I'd say if you are not comfortable talking about religion/Christianity or Jesus to your family or friends, then you'd most likely not enjoy them.   However, if you are on the fence or just want a fantastic read, definitely read them.   You might be surprised.  ;-)

Sherri

Date Posted: 9/6/2007 12:33 PM ET
Member Since: 4/15/2006
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Hello,

Sherri's response was absolutely perfect.

Dee Henderson is my absolute most FAVORITE author in the whole entire world!!!  OK, how is that for sappy? LOL!!!

She writes the most amazing books I have ever read.  She is the first author that has totally and completely drawn me into her writing and made me feel that the characters were real people.

Her Uncommon Heroes series gave me a genuine respect for those who serve in the military.  Her knowledge of what takes place was so in-depth that when I went to the website to check her out I was not surprised to learn that she had an engineering degree and worked in that field for years before giving it up to write full-time. 

These are not light reads that you walk away from and forget when you are finished.  They make you fall in love with the characters and think deeply about things you probably wouldn't otherwise...meaning that I never gave much thought to service in the military because it never touched my daily life and would NEVER have chosen these books to read if I hadn't already read her O'Malley series and loved her as an author.

As Sherri mentioned, there are no sex scenes or heavy petting scenes.

I'll try to give you an example without going into detail and ruining a book for you....one of the books is based around the 9-11 event.  As the characters are working through that dilemma in the book...one of the characters is struggling with how a loving God could allow it to happen...so yes there are references to God, faith and Scripture in the book...in that the character is working through feelings and trying to come to grips with what has happened...those things are woven into the story and the characters and the plot...they make the book what it is and touch your heart....does that make sense?

Melissa B.