Book Reviews of The List

The List
The List
Author: Robert Whitlow
ISBN-13: 9780849916403
ISBN-10: 0849916402
Publication Date: 2/15/2000
Pages: 400
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.

3.9 stars, based on 43 ratings
Publisher: WestBow Press
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 4
Interesting book. Renny Jacobson's father dies and only leaves him a box stating he will become a member of a secret company. The company has been in existance for many generations and Renny discovers it contains supernatural powers. He meets another new member Jo and they become interested in one another. Jo wants nothing to do with the company and attempts to get Renny to see the "Light" Good book. It contains lots of verses from the Bible.
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Helpful Score: 2
If you are not familiar with this author (as I was not before reading this book) you should know that this book is written with a heavy focus on having a personal relationship with God. In fact, there was a big section in the middle of the book where the main plot is barely referenced.

Also included is a "real" battle between the forces of good and evil, where black magic goes up against ?the Holy Spirit? --I'm not even really sure.

I enjoyed the basics of the story (an investment covenant among families dating back to the Civil War), but just couldn't get into the way it was developed. I enjoy mystery/drama as I thought this book was, and I like biblical fiction and some spiritual reading, but I thought this was a weird mix of reading genres.
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Helpful Score: 1
Robert Whitlow reminds me a lot of John Grisham. He's also a lawyer, and his stories are well written and interesting. This one is about a secret list that has existed since the Civil War for the purpose of growing a pool of money, but in foreign countries so it cannot be traced or taxed. Membership is passed down through the oldest male in each family. It follows one new member as he realizes the List is not as wonderful as it sounds.
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A cross between John Gresham and Nicholas Sparks. A great read...interesting plot and mystery. Loved this book!
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very good read - pulled me in right away
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The author does an good job with this mystery. I really enjoyed the book.
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A good read but the ending wasn't much.
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This was a good Christian thriller - I enjoyed reading it.
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Renny is stunned by the death of his father and the terms of his will. He's left nothing exept interest in a company called The Covenent List of S.C.
Renny feels the power of the List and wants it for himself. but he's forced to face the truth, The power of the List is evil.
Good story but a little too preachy for me.
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This was an excellent book. This was the second one by this author that I have read and really enjoyed them both. I am going to read more of him. He is spiritual without losing the flavor of the book.
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Good Christian mystery
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This is a real page turner! A great fast read.
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Christian thriller, good vs evil. Thoroughly enjoyed the characters, the battle of wills. Great book.
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Wonderful book. Very spiritual
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The premise of "The List" is quite intriguing. Southern Civil War era families enter into a pact to protect their assests. Skip forward to the 1990s,a young,self-centered, lawyer finds out that he is heir to a portion of "the list". There are many obstacles to his obtaining a payout from the list, some supernatural. It could have been a really good read, but I was disappointed. Robert Whitlow is the author of a book titled, "Jimmy", which is really excellent. I wish the "The List" had been as well-written.
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Great book and great movie also
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i thought it was boring.
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enjoyed it!
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This is actually the one and only Christian fiction that I've ever read and I must say, it was very good, from what I remember, it has been a few years. I remember barely being able to put the book down..very intriguing.
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Another great writer... Love his books..