Tuesday, July 3, 2012

BOOK REVIEW: Hidden in Dreams, A Novel by Davis Bunn

In Davis Bunn's sequel to The Book of Dreams, Dr. Elena Burroughs has taken a teaching position with the Atlantic Christian University in Melbourne, Florida. Rachel, the sister of Elena's best friend Miriam who had died the previous summer asks for Elena's help. Rachel's company, SuenaMed in Orlando, is about to release a new ADHD medication for children and adults, and they are experiencing problems related to dreams. A number of those testing the medication are having the same dream about a disastrous worldwide economic downturn.

Elena talks to Reed Thompson, the president of the Atlantic Christian University, a former economic expert with connections in federal government. She also talks to Jacob Rawlings, an ardent critic of her dream theories, who has a patient who is having the dream, and who now believes Elena is correct about what she has said about foretelling dreams.

Elena has the dream. The same one the others had. Included is a strong urge to warn everyone about the pending economic downfall. Since the urge to warn people is so strong, they wonder if telling the public may stop the dreams. At the insistence of Rachel, and the support of Reed and Jacob, Elena becomes the spokesperson for the dreamers. Soon there are more dreams in which the situation worsens. Some banks begin to fail. There is a debate over whether or not the dreams could be messages from God, since, it is argued, only God can see into the future.

You will need to read the book to find out whether or not the dreams are spiritual. Luckily, that won't take you long. This fast-paced book is designed to be read in one sitting.

Though this is a sequel with references to The Book of Dreams, it stands alone and is quite enjoyable without knowledge of the information in the first book.


The publisher has provided us the opportunity to give away one copy of the paperback edition of Hidden in Dreams by Davis Bunn. 

Here are the rules:

1. The winner must have a non-P.O. Box address in the United States
2. To enter the contest, leave a comment below, answering this question: If you had a recurring dream, who would you ask to help you interpret it?
3. You will get a second entry if you sign up for Davis Bunn's newsletter (http://www.davisbunn.com/news.htm) Leave a comment here stating you have done this.
4. You will get a third entry if you LIKE Davis Bunn's Facebook page (facebook.com/davisbunnauthorLeave a comment here stating you have done this.

The contest will close August 7, 2012 and a winner will be selected randomly from those who entered.

To read more about the author, go to http://christianbookmobile.blogspot.com/2012/07/meet-author-of-hidden-in-dreams-davis.html

I received a complimentary copy of this book for review from Howard Books. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255. The book was then donated to a church library.


  1. For recurring dreams I have and will ask for help interpreting:
    1)the Holy Spirit through Bible searching of themes and specific content (like the Bereans I want to maker sure it is of God and not the Liar)
    2)my Spiritual Director who knows where on the Chartres Labyrinth I stand
    3) my Pastor who knows what I am learning
    4)my husband who knows where I am
    5)my sisters and mother who are my spiritual sisters as well as my blood relatives

  2. I am most anxious to read this book because I love to read anything that Davis Bunn writes. He is my all-time favorite author. I have just finished reading "Rare Earth."

    My email is spangldlady@gmail.com
    Address: 520 S. Prince Lane, Springfield, MO 65802

  3. I would love to have a extra entry for Davis Bunn's newsletter sign up and liking his FB page---I evidently had already done that. Can't that count??? :D


  4. Thanks, Darlene. I've read Rare Earth, too. Love it. My review will post here 8/1/12. I agree with you about Davis Bunn. I've signed up for a workshop with him at the ACFW Conference this year.

  5. Yes, Darlene, you'll get extra entry for being FB follower of Davis Bunn's.

  6. I believe I would ask my husband to help me interpret the dream.
    I "Liked" Davis Bunn's Face Book wall. Thank you for your generous offer.
    Bobbe H. oceanpearl@q.com

  7. Thanks, Bobbe. You're entered in the contest twice.

  8. Thanks, Jorja. Excellent support group.

  9. Hm...if I had a dream I thought might be foretelling, I would probably do a lot of praying, then consult with my pastor and/or hubby since I respect them both and believe they are men of God. :)

    I'm liking Davis' FB page and signing up for his newsletter.

    lynetteeason at gmail dot com


  10. Great, Lynette. I've got you down for three entries. We'll use a randomizer program to select a winner on August 8.

  11. Depending on the nature of the dream, I would probably share it with my husband, son and possibly brother to see what they thought of it. If I felt the need for further guidance I would talk to my pastor. I also might ask a few close friends what they thought.

    This book sounds very interesting. It would be great to win it. My interest is up because I keep hearing so many good reports about this author!

    Blessings, Janice jsmithg(at)hotmai(dot)com

  12. I have signed up for Davis Bunn's newsletter. Looking forward to receiving it.

    Janice jsmithg(at)hotmail(dot)com

  13. Great, Janice. I've got you entered twice.

  14. What an intriguing storyline! I would definitely ask our daughter to help me interpret my dream because we're so tuned in to each other. I liked Davis's FB Author Page and I'm going to go check out his books on Amazon.
    Thanks for a great interview!

  15. Probably pray first, and also consult my pastor, but since I rarely remember my dreams, I'd really wonder what was going on. I'm liking Davis' FB page and signing up for his newsletter.
    P. T. Bradley
    pat at ptbradley.com

  16. Thanks, P.T., you get three entries.

  17. That's two entries,Sandra. Sign up for Davis Bunn's newsletter for a third.

  18. Just went over and liked the facebook page too.

  19. Thanks, Sheila. You're entered in the contest twice.

  20. This book sounds quite interesting to me. That area was home to me for 18 years as well. I have heard that Davis's books are quite good but haven't read any yet so am looking forward to reading this one.


  21. Thanks for commenting Jo. I've only read the last four of his books, but loved them all.

  22. I have to get this book. Sounds wonderful, and I live in FL. Blessings for success, BJ Robinson

  23. I have to get this book. Sounds wonderful, and I love in FL. Blessings, BJ Robinson

  24. Thanks, B.J. We'll have the drawing 8/8/12.

  25. I dreamed that I won one of Davis Bunn's books -- just being silly!!! But would really like to win. Many women in my family, including me, have premonitions, so I have learned to keep dreams to myself.

  26. Thanks for entering Anonymous, but if you win, I'll need a way to contact you.