The Last Word - Book Review

I just finished THE LAST WORD by Kathy Herman.
First of all, I have never heard of her before, but now that I have...
I want to read all of The Sophie Trace Trilogy!

Heart-pounding suspense meets heart-challenging truth as best-selling author Kathy Herman returns to Sophie Trace in her new page-turner, The Last Word (David C Cook, October 2009). Based on Romans 1:16, “For I am not ashamed of thegospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes: first for the Jew, then for thegentile,” Herman’s second installment in the Sophie Trace series triumphantly demonstrates God’s miraculous ability to heal the broken.
From a Q and A with the Author:

Tell us about the Scripture verse upon which The Last Word is based. Why is this theme so important to you?
The Last Word, the second book in the series, is based on Romans 1:16, “For I am not ashamed of thegospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes…”
I chose Romans 1:16 and built a story around it because there’s never been a time in history when believers have had a greater chance to make an impact on lost and dying world. With the Internet all the social networking venues, each of us has a chance to share our faith in ways never before possible. But so often, we don’t speak up. In fact, we don’t look or sound any different than the world. It’s as though we’ve lost our zeal for the Great Commission or simply don’t feel comfortable acting on it. My hope is that this riveting story will inspire believers to be ambassadors of the faith as we’ve been empowered to be.

I have to say, I loved this book!
I feel as though this book, although a fiction piece of work, could also be used as a tool to help in witnessing.

The story is based on a female Police Chief, Brill
Jessup and the obstacles that she, as well as her family, must overcome. Very strong in their faith, they realize that God is working with and through them. Brill and her husband, Kurt, have to deal with the fact that their teenage daughter has returned home from college... Pregnant by one of her professors. She knows that she broke her promise to keep her virginity until marriage, but now she must decide what to do, does she have an abortion? Or raise this child as a single mother? With so many decisions to make, it seems as though the family already has enough on their plate... Add to it the drama surrounding Chief Jessup and her job and you are in for quite a read!
Now that I am finished, I want to go and get the first book, not that you need to have read it to follow this story, just the fact that I really enjoy Kathy
Hermans writing.
I really think that you will enjoy this book, and as I said... it can be used as a tool in witnessing to others about your faith!
********** I received a complimentary copy of THE LAST WORD from The B&B Media Group for review purposes. The opinions expressed in my review are of my own thoughts. **********


  1. Sounds like a very good read. I love books like these.

  2. Great review. I'll have to check it out; I love to read & am always looking for new authors. If you don't remember me, we met @ MOPS last month. Hope you had a great Christmas!

  3. Thanks for a nice review... not sure if it is my kind of book, but I'm glad you liked the book!
    Have a great week...


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