Author of The Titus Ray Thriller Series
Q. What do you want your readers to take away from reading Titus Ray Thrillers?
A. First of all, I want each of these books to be a good read, to be enjoyable, but I also hope any reader struggling with what it means to live a life of faith will identify with Titus as he wrestles with some of the same issues all believers face. I believe any believer will benefit from what Titus discovers about reading the Bible and the importance of prayer. Readers will be encouraged by Titus' attempts to tell others of his conversion experience, even when those efforts are met with contempt, misunderstanding, and apathy.
A. Titus faces something common to any new convert--how to grow in Christ--yet his career as a covert intelligence officer erects some unique barriers to his learning how to live the Christian life. He's been trained in deception and subterfuge, and it's second nature for him to lie. Thus, as he seeks to be Christ's disciple, he's forced to examine whether he can continue to live the life of a covert operative and still follow the teachings of Jesus.
Q. Explain the personal struggles Titus encounters in Titus Ray Thrillers.
A. Besides the desire to entertain, I wanted to show how a conversion experience often happens to the most improbable people in the most unlikely of circumstances. Titus is a career intelligence officer, dedicated to carrying out deceptive, treacherous, sometimes violent, operations against both individuals and governments. He was raised in a dysfunctional family with no spiritual upbringing, yet, while hiding out from Iran's secret police, he was confronted with the truth of the gospel.
Q. Why did you create this series? What was your purpose or message?
On this Extras page, Luana answers questions about the Titus Ray series and provides readers with a "behind the scenes" look at the character of Titus Ray. For more insider news about her next book, Four Months in Cuba, sign up for the author's newsletter.