Book of Dreams

Book of Dreams For Dr Elena Burroughs life is divided into two chapters before and after the death of her husband Today marks the point that her span of being a wife is equal to her span of being a widow Even her s

  • Title: Book of Dreams
  • Author: Davis Bunn
  • ISBN: 9781416556701
  • Page: 423
  • Format: Paperback
  • For Dr Elena Burroughs, life is divided into two chapters before and after the death of her husband Today marks the point that her span of being a wife is equal to her span of being a widow Even her success as a psychologist and her worldwide acclaim for a book on the interpretation of dreams is dimmed by an unspoken If only.Then a new patient arrives, one so private onFor Dr Elena Burroughs, life is divided into two chapters before and after the death of her husband Today marks the point that her span of being a wife is equal to her span of being a widow Even her success as a psychologist and her worldwide acclaim for a book on the interpretation of dreams is dimmed by an unspoken If only.Then a new patient arrives, one so private only her first name is given Impeccably dressed and escorted by two bodyguards, Sandra recounts a frightening series of recurrent nightmares Elena agrees to consider her case carefully, convinced that something ominous may be at work here Elena s interpretation of her dreams confirms that, indeed, the new patient and her family confront a powerful global network of dangerous forces.As the story unfolds, they face a key question of the Christian life How do you understand and fulfill the will of God

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    1. Let me preface myself by telling you how much I completely have loved Davis Bunn's adventures in the past including Gold of Kings and The Black Madonna. They were fun and easy to picture and page turning. Now, coming to the Book of Dreams, let me start by saying how awesome and intriguing I find this gorgeous cover to be. Normally, novels by this gentleman adventurer pull me in and captivate me to the last page. Usually I cannot turn the pages fast enough to keep with suspense. In this book, whi [...]

    2. I somehow had no idea this was a Christian fiction novel when I picked it up. The story was actually very interesting to me. But by the halfway point, I simply couldn't continue. There was just SO much 'lets pray together' and 'word of God' and 'God's will' and reading farrrrr more between the lines of situations for God's hand in everything than I could stand. As compelling as the plot was, the religious overtones were unbearably distracting for me.

    3. My Thoughts on “Book of Dreams”While Elena is helping her patient Sandra deal with her dreams, she finds the help she needs to deal with her husband’s death. An old friend gives her a copy of an old ancient book that no one has deciphered down through the years. But it just so happens that when Elena starts reading and checking out this ancient book, interesting things start to happen in her life. And this book is so detailed, so much stuff here there is no way to explain it all. So to fin [...]

    4. Book of Dreams was an intense read. I know it was a work of fiction, but it could have been the headline story in our newspapers today. Mr. Bunn is very adept at using current events and historical Biblical facts to weave a riveting tale. The blurb on the back of the book focuses on Dr. Burroughs and her interpretation of dreams. While that is an important element of the story, I thought a more important element was the way she learned to lean on the Holy Spirit’s guidance in all circumstances [...]

    5. Although Dr. Elena Burroughs is one of the world’s preeminent authorities on dream interpretation, she finds herself in uncharted waters when, after being consulted by a client whose identity must be protected, her own experiences of dreams and their meanings take a significantly different direction from what she has known before. Her study of an ancient treasure passed on by her dearest friend seems to deepen both her insights and the intrigue surrounding the people being drawn to her. She re [...]

    6. Really hard to get into, and about halfway through it got really preachy and heavy handed. I love Christian fiction, don't get me wrong. I just don't like when the action comes to a complete halt because it's time for a "come to Jesus meeting." In a thriller-type story, you need to keep the pace going or you're going to lose people's interest. Weave Christian values in it by all means, except stopping the story cold.

    7. Excellent, excellent, excellent! Real life today, God in our world helping those who love Him in our struggle with evil. Read it and weep for joy at God's victory in our lives. He is in charge.

    8. I hate to say it, but this book was awful. I couldn't get into it at all. Poorly written. Didn't hold my interest in any way.

    9. This was an interesting read, overall. The only hangup that I really had was that I'm not knowledgeable about the financials market to a great degree, and while the author certainly did attempt to make clear how things worked while moving the plot along, I found myself glazing over at times, wishing that the financials subject matter wasn't so complex and difficult to follow. This coming from someone who has a genius I.Q. What I did appreciate was how the characters in this book, especially thos [...]

    10. 3.5 Not sure really what to write for this review. Could have done without the romance, and the main character could have used a little more dimension. Her emotions seemed too flat, too steady for all she was going through. The other characters were a bit more relatable. The story, however, was interesting and drew me in.

    11. Eye openingI wonder how much of this book is fiction and how much is reality. It mirrors some of what is happening in the world today. I enjoyed the biblical insight and the spiritual touch of God. I was quite frankly moved by this book. Thank you for writing this book.

    12. This book was awesome. Very suspenseful, and had some cool possibilities of what could happen in the future with spiritual warfare.

    13. Frustratingly the good ideas never seem to gel and spark. It becomes much talk about nothing. One does not get to see the antagonist forces are doing. Many sections end in the same way, with the same phrasing.

    14. Synopsis:From bestselling and award‑winning author Davis Bunn comes a relationship-driven narrative about an internationally acclaimed psychologist, still coping with the death of her husband. But Elena Burroughs’ life takes a dramatic turn when a mysterious patient comes to the doctor, asking her to interpret the intense pattern of dreams she’s been having. When Elena inherits an ancient manuscript, she is granted a succession of insights about these dreams with dangerous warnings. As Ele [...]

    15. This is the story of Dr. Elena Burroughs, a clinical psychologist practicing at the University of Oxford in England. She is known worldwide as an expert in the field of dreams because of her bestseller, Book of Dreams, a book her friend and fellow psychologist, Miriam, urged her to write. The publication of the book provides Elena money as well as status. However, it does not afford her happiness. Grieving the loss of her husband who died five years earlier, Elena's work and daily routines have [...]

    16. Elena Burroughs is a clinical psychologist with a best-selling book on dream interpretation. Still grieving the unexpected death of her husband five years previously, she’s retreated into her comfortable world. All that changes when a mysterious woman arrives with her bodyguards and tells Elena of a recurring nightmare that has robbed her of sleep for more than three weeks. Soon afterwards, Elena becomes the heir to a book of dreams that is hundreds of years old and is plunged into a world of [...]

    17. This is a book that will grab you in the very first chapter and won't let you go until the very last. Elena is a psychologist in London, grieving for the loss of her husband and still trying to get on with the normal business of living when a client walks through her door and turns her life upside down. The client is having the same repetitive mysterious dream and while it should be a simple case of counseling, Elena soon finds she is thrown into a world of international and political financial [...]

    18. Dr. Burroughs is a expert in dreams. Intrepreting them, and general knowledge about why you are dreaming. What she is not an expert on, however is dealing with grief and moving on past her husband's death. Nor can she really give herself the meaning of some of the dreams she has about him. A new client moves her practice into a totally new level. The wife of a high powered dignitary, the new patient's dream is so disturbing, it even has Dr. Burroughs rattled. The gift of an ancient family heirlo [...]

    19. It isn’t often I read a book that balances thrills, faith, and romance in an entirely believable package. But that is what Davis Bunn does in Book of Dreams. The main character, Elena, does not come across as pious or unsympathetic. She is real, she has doubts, and she suffers fears and conflicts of faith just as any of us.Davis Bunn has a compelling Voice and writing style. It draws the reader into the lives of the characters in such a way that you cannot help but continue to turn the pages. [...]

    20. I liked this book more and more as I read. The summary above is a sad description of this very timely story.Set in the world of world economies and financial markets, it hints at the real powers behind governments. Money makes the world go 'round, and Elena has landed in the middle of a world that she knows nothing about, trying to move through the grief of losing a husband, stop a murderous duo, and bring together a team of people who would never have otherwise met. This is the best of Christia [...]

    21. Very enjoyable read!! The author has deftly woven a tale of mystery, intrigue, and spiritual depth. I enjoyed the locale - England - with its history and culture. The hidden machinations of governments and businesses ("powers and principalities"?) were revealed in current events - quite frighteningly. Although there were dreams in the story, it didn't really dwell on them so much as the supernatural realities. I liked to see how the characters didn't always get along, even though they were Chris [...]

    22. I picked this book off the New Arrival shelf at the library. I really enjoyed the story. A fictional christian story about listening to what God has to say and having the faith/belief that he knows what he is doing. Story of several God fearing characters who choose to follow where God is leading them through difficult circumstances surrounding the powerful banks and their attempts to keep their secrets.

    23. Great book. I loved the characters. This book was about a psychiartrist who was summoned to participate in this mystery. She didn't know anything and this client comes to her and tells her a dream that she was having more like a nightmare. The woman who came to her was the wife of a high ranking politician. From there the mystery widens because people die, and are stalked etc. Its a good book in terms of more of being plot driven more so than character driven.

    24. While some parts of this are difficult to understand ( all that heady financial/political stuff ) that can be overlooked and you will then dive into an intricate world of danger and suspense, as well as going on a spiritual journey that you are not sure how it will end up. Though the plot may seem complicated at times, the truths found in the ending are simple. An excellent and intriguing read for anyone who is tired of run-of-the-mill Christian fiction.

    25. This book was not what I expected it to be which is not actually a bad thing. I loved this book. I thought that it would be more about dream interpretations. The dreams did play an important role in the book as signs from God. All of the characters in this book were very real. They were all anxious to get out of their comfort zones to do what the were called to do. The book of dreams in this book was really cool. It brought up a lot of theological discussion.

    26. I love the way Davis Bunn imbues his books with his deep faith and joy in the Lord without beating anyone over the head with the Gospel. This was an exciting, frightening, and sobering book with an issue torn straight from today's headlines. On a personal note, the main character, Elena, shares the same name and spelling with my baby granddaughter. I couldn't help but think of her, grown, in this situation.

    27. I wasn't aware this is a Christian-inspirational-religious novel. The synopsis at the back of the book made me interested. The story was masterfully written. I don't read this genre much but I enjoyed the bit of mystery about the Book of Dream and the development of the characters. I also ship Elena and Antonio. :)

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