“We all know a Simon Orwell. These days, this type of person is all too common. An individual with huge potential, who allows himself or herself to become distracted by the multitude of temptations that basically define modern life.” Davis Bunn, author of Unlimited
This distracted, purposeless Simon Orwell is the main character in Davis Bunn’s latest novel, which was inspired by the experiences of Bunn’s mentor, Harold Finch.
(Not the brilliant, gentle watcher from TV’s Person of Interest but just as fascinating a character!)
Who is the real life Harold? “Harold Finch was formerly the founder and CEO of the first management-leadership consulting groups in the US. In the mid-seventies he sold the company to H&R Block for over a hundred million dollars—back when a hundred million actually meant something. Answering God’s call, he has spent the past three decades traveling the world, teaching his concepts for free and helping underprivileged children learn that they do indeed have both a purpose in God’s eyes, and the potential to succeed.”
Curious to know how he figures into the plot? Here’s the book summary: Simon Orwell is a brilliant student whose life has taken a series of wrong turns. At the point of giving up on his dreams, he gets a call from an old professor who has discovered a breakthrough in a device that would create unlimited energy. He needs Simon’s help.
Upon crossing the border, nothing goes as the young man planned. The professor has been killed and Simon is assaulted and nearly killed by members of a powerful drug cartel.
Now he must take refuge in the only place that will help him, a local orphanage. There, Simon meets Harold Finch, the orphanage proprietor who walked away from a lucrative career with NASA and consulting Fortune 500 companies to serve a higher cause.
With Harold’s help, Simon sets out on a quest to uncover who killed the professor and why. In due time, he will discover secrets to both the world-changing device and his own unlimited potential.
What I liked best about the story . . .
Davis Bunn has a way of creating a story which shares the intimate journeys of people like you and me—yet these ordinary folks experience firsthand how their lives affect issues that feature large on the world stage.
And isn’t that just how God works? He can orchestrate a world-wide battle yet tenderly turn His attention to our smallest concern. I love that!
I also appreciated . . .
- Characters that pulled me into the story
- A fast-paced, exciting plot
- The message of hope
- How the book highlights the plight of today’s orphans
- That there’s a movie version!
- And that the movie stars conservative politician and actor Fred Thompson! Love him!
My favorite lines . . .
My advice: Make plans to see the movie & share this story with a friend!
***I was privileged to receive a complimentary copy of Unlimited from B&H Publishing Group in exchange for my honest review. You can purchase your copy of the novelization at this link.
About the author: Davis Bunn is a four-time Christy Award-winning, best-selling author now serving as writer-in-residence at Regent’s Park College, Oxford University in the United Kingdom. Defined by readers and reviewers as a “wise teacher,” “gentleman adventurer,” “consummate writer,” and “Renaissance man,” his work in business took him to over 40 countries around the world, and his books have sold more than seven million copies in sixteen languages.
Unlimited is Davis’s first screenplay to be released as a major motion picture. The book, Unlimited, is a novelization of the screenplay. You can check out the movie trailer here . . .
***FREE DOWNLOAD: The inspiration behind the Unlimited film and novel is Harold Finch’s book, Success: Four Keys to Unlock Your Unlimited Potential. Download a free copy of Success here: http://unlimitedthemovie.com/4-keys-book/.
You can connect with Davis Bunn at the following links:
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