The Hoax

A Child Raised from the Dead! Deception or Miracle?

Christian - Fiction
284 Pages
Reviewed on 09/09/2019
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Author Biography

When I read the New Testament I find all kinds of miracles taking place such as cripples being healed and the dead being brought back to life. I know these miracles still happen today, but we rarely hear about them. It was my desire to inspire believers to walk in the fullness of all Christ has for us. The power of the holy spirit working in and through believers demonstrated by signs and wonders. I also wanted to present the gospel to the skeptic. I attempted to address many common questions they ask. I believe I succeeded. It is my sincere desire that souls will be saved through this novel.

    Book Review

Reviewed by K.C. Finn for Readers' Favorite

The Hoax is an intriguing work of dramatic and mysterious fiction on Christian themes, and was penned by author James John Suminski with the subtitle: ‘A Child Raised from the Dead! Deception or Miracle?’ Our tale centers around the plucky exploits of young reporter Drew Johnson, who is handed the task of debunking rumors about a nine-year-old boy who seems to have returned from the dead. But on arriving in town and talking to the locals, the events surrounding the little boy’s death, and rebirth, point towards something much more frightening than a hoax could ever be. The local pastor holds the answers, but to get them, Drew will find his own soul drawn into the bargain.

Deeply psychological, supernatural and religious in its conception, The Hoax is a novel which plays with themes and creates something really new and exciting where the lines blur between them. Drew is an excellent foil for the action, displaying all his naïve charms and suggesting, at first, that he knows how the world works. So when he meets pastor Daniel Fisher, and things begin to unravel, wonderfully genuine fear is created for Drew’s future. It’s easy to root for him to figure out the truth, and the plot is well constructed so that we can’t actually guess the truth of the matter until the very end of the tale. Overall, author James John Suminski has done a wonderful job of bringing suspense and excitement into Christian mystery fiction, and I’d definitely recommend The Hoax as your next mystery read.

Jeri Batchelor

Jim's book kept me wanting to jump to the end just to see what Drew finally did, BUT I didn't and glad I didnt!! Great job on your book!!