By Carol Kelley
I love reading great books, whether reconnecting with an old favorite or discovering something new. Recently I became reacquainted with one of my favorite authors, Davis Bunn. His recent novel, Hidden in Dreams, combines fascinating subject matter and memorable characters with a suspenseful plot. I was hooked from the first chapter!
You can count on Davis Bunn’s books to deliver an action-packed read, and Hidden in Dreams is certainly no exception. The story centers on Dr. Elena Burroughs, professor, psychologist, dream interpretation expert and author. She is hearing alarming reports – numerous individuals scattered across the globe are all experiencing the same disturbing dream.
Then Elena’s own nightmares begin. Could they be legitimate prophetic warnings, or perhaps something more sinister?
Her faith, friendships, and professional principles are all about to be severely tested.
Hidden in Dreams speaks to current economic and political challenges with amazing accuracy, yet without lapsing into a doomsday mentality. As you read, you will find yourself drawn into Elena’s challenge to differentiate between subtle shades of truth and error, and your own powers of discernment will be tested along with hers.
Dream interpretation can be extremely subjective, as Dr. Burroughs knows. She learns to trust her intuition and discern what is true, and also comes to value the prayers and perceptions of trusted friends.
I give Hidden in Dreams a 4 star (out of 5) rating. While I devoured the book eagerly, some of the descriptions and dialogue were a bit clichéd. But I applaud Davis Bunn for writing a well-researched, fast-paced novel about dream interpretation.
This topic is of great personal interest to me. My husband and I both firmly believe that God wishes to communicate with his children; dreams are one way that he can convey truth to us. I appreciate that Bunn outlined some historical and spiritual principles for interpreting dreams, while also emphasizing the importance of exercising sound discernment. In life as in dream interpretation, things are not always as they first appear!
This review was originally published on Carol Kelley’s blog, Global Vision Connection. Reprinted with permission from the author.