05 December 2019

A Cross to Kill | Book Review + Giveaway


John Cross is a small-town pastor, bent on leading his flock to follow God's calling. He's not the sort of man one would expect to have a checkered past.

But the truth is that the man behind the pulpit preaching to his sheep was once a wolf--an assassin for the CIA. When John decided to follow Christ, he put that work behind him, determined to pay penance for all the lives he took. He vowed never to kill again.

Now someone wants the peaceful pastor to pay for his sins with his own life. And when a terrorist out for revenge walks into the church, John's secrets are laid bare. Confronted with his past, he must face his demons and discover whether a man can truly change. Can he keep his vow--even when the people he loves are in mortal danger? Will his congregation and the brave woman he's learning to care for be caught in the cross fire? In the end, his death may be the only sacrifice he has left to offer...

Andrew Huff's thrilling debut is not only a riveting story of suspense, it's also a deep exploration of the moral quandaries that face those who choose to follow the Prince of Peace in a violent world.

Publisher: Kregel Publications
Release Date: October 15, 2019



An ex-CIA assassin turned small-town pastor is not a character I ever expected to encounter, but Andrew Huff’s A Cross to Kill brings John Cross to life in an entertaining, thought-provoking thriller.

John left the CIA after embracing faith in Christ, but his past cannot let him go. As he becomes caught in a plot of vengeance and danger, he wrestles with reconciling that precious faith with using his skills, protecting those he loves, and making the choices that feel necessary.

Huff explores faith amidst the suspense in a natural way. Everything in John’s story fits together well, making it a fast-paced, addictive read from beginning to end. Any readers in need of a thriller, check out this book.

I received a complimentary copy of this book and the opportunity to provide an honest review. I was not required to write a positive review, and all the opinions I have expressed are my own.


Andrew Huff spent 10 years in local church ministry before pursuing God’s calling into creative storytelling and media production as the Product Director at Igniter Media, a church media company (ignitermedia.com). He is a two-time finalist in the American Christian Fiction Writers Genesis Contest for unpublished authors (2014 & 2017) and also won the Best Screenplay award at the 2015 48 Hour Film Festival in Richmond, VA.

Andrew holds a Bachelor of Science in Religion degree from Liberty University and a Master of Arts in Christian Education from Dallas Theological Seminary. He resides in North Texas with his beautiful wife Jae and their two boys.


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1 comment:

  1. Ahh, a pastor with secrets. This thriller sounds great. Thanks for sharing.