Dreams, God and Psychology meet Banking and the Economy in a novel by Davis Bunn

  • Book of Dreams, A Novel
  • DavisBunn, ©2011
  • Howard Books, Division of Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN 978-1-4165-5670-1
  • 328 pp. plus reading guide (ppbk.)
  • (also available as an e-book)

             Psychologist Dr. Elena Burroughs receives a request for emergency counseling to a woman who arrives with bodyguards. These men thoroughly search Elena’s office before allowing the patient to enter. This woman has had one horrible dream reoccur every night for weeks.

            As guidance for the case, Elena’s mentor gives her an ancient book printed in gold calligraphy. Each page contains a verse of the Lord’s prayer and those who read the page may hear from God.  Elena’s mentor had never heard anything, but Elena, on reading the first page, clearly does. Soon she’s enmeshed in world-shaking conspiracies that will destroy the world’s economy and countless lives.

            In the light of present world economies, this book sounds almost prophetic. According to internet news reports, some events written as fiction may already be happening in our world.

            From page one Davis Bunn’s writing creates sympathy for his characters’ lives. His pace keeps readers turning pages for hours. In the story, a small group learns to pray, trust and follow God into adventures dictated by visions that come through the Books of Dreams. The plot involves romance, mystery, arson, thievery –and murder by a ghost-like assailant.

            The pace of the tale slows somewhat in the last part of the book. However, the characters growing relationship with God may make readers hungry to also know Him that well. The ending is a neat, unexpected twist that leaves room for a sequel.

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Davis Bunn, Author

Davis Bunn did his undergraduate studies at Wake Forest University in North Carolina, earning honors degrees in both economics and psychology. In London, he earned a Master of Science in both industrial psychology and international economics. He taught at a Swiss university for a year, then entered a business career that took him to more than 40 countries in Europe, Africa, and the Middle East.

Davis came to faith at age 28, and began writing two weeks later. Before that, he’d never written anything longer than a business report. He completed seven novels in nine years before the first, The Presence, was accepted for publication by Bethany House (1991).

Davis and his wife, Isabella, live part of each year in Florida and the rest near Oxford, England, where they each teach and write. Visit Davis at www.davisbunn.com


About samcivy

I read my first book a week after beginning first grade and haven't slowed down in seventy years. My system often wakes me in the night so I keep books on a chair in the bathroom and do a LOT of reading. I'm a free-lance writer/editor and review books for various authors as well as Thomas Nelson Publishers and Amazon.com. I will soon be posting books for a blog tour by KathyWillis.com, a book promoter.
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10 Responses to Dreams, God and Psychology meet Banking and the Economy in a novel by Davis Bunn

  1. Judith Robl says:

    Sounds like a really good read. I meet the author a number of years ago at Glorieta – wonderful man – very generous with his time and knowledge.

  2. Daniel says:

    Sounds interesting. Where can we buy this book?

  3. Robin Illers says:

    I enjoy Davis Bunn’s works. Interesting that he started writing after he became a Christian. Thank you for sharing about his background.

    Your review has a word of caution between the lines “May not be suitable for bedtime reading.”

  4. This book is perfect for our culture and the times. Davis Bunn is Oregon Christian Writers’ keynote speaker in February, 2013 in Salem, OR. I can hardly wait to read his latest novel.

  5. Rebecca Ponton says:

    I found my pulse starting to race just from the review, so I can imagine that the book itself must be a page-turner. For readers who like a good thriller – and a surprise ending – this sounds like an excellent choice..

  6. samcivy says:

    I found this to be a gripping first chapter and look forward to getting my hands on the rest of the book. It’s like you are expecting something to happen to delay this event, and your heart is pounding in anticipation of how and where it will occur. Funny how God prepares us for these roadblocks, even when we want to deny the possibilities of such things. Thanks for sharing this one, I will keep any eye out for it at my local Mardel’s. Your friend, Ladylyn

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  8. Tara says:

    I have always enjoyed Davis Bunn’s books. He writes stories that make you feel like you are living it. Just finished the Lion of Babylon and loved it. can’t wait to read this one!

  9. Lizzie Grayson says:

    This looks like an intriguing exploration in fiction of how the living God speaks to his people through dreams and visions today.I can’t wait to follow Elena’s character and see where the Holy Spirit guides her and those connected with her through His voice and the word of God.

  10. Judy Jackson says:

    This author is new to me, but sure looks like he will be added to my list of favorites.

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