Christian Review Magazine Issue 2 - Jan/Feb 2015 - Page 80

BOOK REVIEW W Title: THRILL RIDE Author: Auny Gill Rating: Genre: Autobiography, True Story Released by: Caliber Outreach Reviewed by: Christian St John Release Date: Available Now 80 > CHRISTIAN REVIEW hen Auny met Brock, little did she know that her life was about to be turned upside down. Auny was a college student with a plan to become a child psychologist, marry someone in ministry, and settle down. On the other hand, free-spirited Brock believed he had a calling to take his magic show on the road. Two lives, seemingly opposed to one another. But as Brock and Auny were about to find out, with God anything, and everything, is possible. Thrill Ride is an excellent read. Once I started the book I couldn’t put it down. Auny Gill writes with passion as she shares the adventures, joys, disappointments, fears, and near death experiences she and her husband Brock have faced together since they took to the road in the hopes of sharing Jesus with as many people as possible. Thrill Ride is an exciting book, detailing what Brock and Auny have done during their time together. And like all great duo’s, they are more than just a married couple or business partners - they are best friends who over the years have had to lean on and trust one another, as they learned the bigger lesson of leaning on and trusting in God’s guidance and provision. Theirs is an incredible story of an incredible journey. Sometimes the journey was smooth sailing. But like all great stories of faith, the road before them was often fraught with danger and uncertainty. The book’s cover shows a looping roller coaster, which is a great image that more than sums up Brock and Auny’s story. Thinking back to their story, the book could have easily been called something like Brock and Auny’s Big Adventure in Prayer and Trust. Because at the end of the day, that is all Brock and Auny had at times… prayer and trust. Throughout the story Auny details how time and again they prayed. When faced with danger, they prayed. When life took an unexpected turn, they prayed. For small issues and large, they prayed. And what was fascinating was seeing how time and again God would come through for them. Even though it’s 200+ page long, Thrill Ride is a quick read that, to be honest, reads like a work of fiction. But it’s not. I loved this book and hope that one day Auny will again put pen to paper and write a follow up book chronicling the continuing adventures of this dynamic duo!