It’s always a treat to have a visit from author DiAnn Mills, and today she’s here to talk about her new suspense Concrete Evidence and ways to seek justice in our daily lives.
CONCRETE EVIDENCE by DiAnn Mills
GENRE: Inspirational Romantic Suspense
PUBLISHER: Tyndale House
RELEASE DATE: October 4, 2022
On the family’s Brazos River Ranch in Texas, Avery Elliott helps run her grandfather’s commercial construction business. Raised by Senator Elliott, Avery has never doubted her grandfather is the man of integrity and faith she’s always believed him to be . . . until the day she finds him standing with a gun over the body of a dead man. To make matters worse, Avery’s just discovered a billing discrepancy for materials supposedly purchased for construction of the Lago de Cobre Dam.
Desperate for answers, Avery contacts FBI Special Agent Marc Wilkins for help. As Marc works to identify the dead man Avery saw, threats toward Avery create a fresh sense of urgency to pinpoint why someone wants to silence her. With a hurricane approaching the Texas coast and the structural integrity of the Lago de Cobre Dam called into question, time is running out to get to the bottom of a sinister plot that could be endangering the lives of not only Avery and her loved ones but the entire community.
12 Ways to Seek Justice in Your Daily Life
by DiAnn Mills, author of Concrete Evidence
To seek justice in our daily lives means to practice peace, truth, and fairness in all things that are seen through the lenses of equality, a means of looking at the world with impartiality. Justice means more than an unbiased courtroom or social preferences but a concern for all mankind that grasps a lifeline of integrity.
This topic urged me to shove aside a focus on the atrocities of this world and instead turn my lens to what I could do as a lighthouse.
Justice doesn’t come with exemptions where race, culture, prejudice, political, and social opinions take precedence. We are a stalwart people who stand on equality. Anytime favoritism steps into our behavior, we are diminishing the cause of justice.
The call for just living is more than an attitude but an ongoing evaluation of the beliefs that have formed me into the person I am today. The process isn’t easy; neither should it be. Admitting mistakes takes strength, realization, and application. A commitment to building our character requires an exploration of the mind and soul. It also reaches out to those who have gone before us with constant reminders of their wisdom.
In contemplating how to create my daily life practices, I turned to the Bible for guidance and those whose counsel have my respect and admiration. These sources helped me form the ways I can apply this principle to all I do.
12 Ways to Seek Justice in Your Daily Life
1. I embrace humility.
2. I show compassion for the poor and needy because it honors God our Maker.
3. I reach out to do good and correct unfairness and oppression.
4. I love others as I love myself.
5. I refuse to cast blame on others based on any prejudices.
6. I strive for impartiality.
7. I involve myself in community, social, and church affairs.
8. I keep informed of what is happening in the world around me.
9. I look for ways to practice kindness where no one sees.
10. I understand the world and its people are not about me.
11. I laugh at those who say there is no God who is just and sovereign.
12. I determine to never ever stop showing justice to everyone with love, mercy, and kindness.
The following quotes help guide us to seeking justice in our daily lives.
“It is not possible to be in favor of justice for some people and not be in favor of justice for all people.”
Martin Luther King Jr.
“Right is right, even if everyone is against it, and wrong is wrong, even if everyone is for it.”
“He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?”
Micah 6:8, esv
“I believe in active citizenship, for men and women equally, as a simple matter of right and justice. I believe we will have better government in all of our countries when men and women discuss public issues together and make their decisions on the basis of their different areas of experience and their common concern for the welfare of their families and their world.”
“So whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets.”
Matthew 7:12, esv
“The unexamined life is not worth living.”
“If you judge people, you have no time to love them.”
“Our inheritance of well-founded, slowly conceived codes of honor, morals, and manners, the passionate convictions which so many hundreds of millions share together of the principles of freedom and justice, are far more precious to us than anything which scientific discoveries could bestow.”
Friends, justice reaches into our hearts and molds us into the people we are today.
DiAnn Mills is a bestselling author who believes her readers should expect an adventure. She weaves memorable characters with unpredictable plots to create action-packed, suspense-filled novels. DiAnn believes every breath of life is someone’s story, so why not capture those moments and create a thrilling adventure?
Her titles have appeared on the CBA and ECPA bestseller lists and won two Christy Awards, the Golden Scroll, Inspirational Reader’s Choice, and Carol Award contests.
DiAnn is a founding board member of the American Christian Fiction Writers and a member of the Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers, Advanced Writers and Speakers Association, Mystery Writers of America, the Jerry Jenkins Writers Guild, Sisters in Crime, and International Thriller Writers. DiAnn continues her passion of helping other writers be successful. She speaks to various groups and teaches writing workshops around the country.
DiAnn has been termed a coffee snob and roasts her own coffee beans. She’s an avid reader, loves to cook, and believes her grandchildren are the smartest kids in the universe. She and her husband live in sunny Houston, Texas.
DiAnn is very active online and would love to connect with readers through her website at diannmills.com.
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What about you? What makes you want to read Concrete Evidence by DiAnn Mills?
That cover is very daunting looking and has me intrigued as does the overview.
Captivating, enthralling and thrilling.
Thank you, Anne!
Sounds like a very suspenseful book. Enjoy reading her books.
Hi Faith, thanks for reading my books!
Why do I want to read Concrete Evidence? Because the book blurb left me with unanswered questions that won’t leave my head, especially about Avery’s grandfather!
Roxanne, I’m laughing! That’s a perfect reason to read Concrete Evidence!
I love DiAnn’s books, and this one sounds really good.
Thank you, Anita – and for reading my books!
I enjoy her writing!
Thank you, Cheryl!
I have read some of DiAnn’s other books and they are always so good.
Thanks, Jocelyn, I appreciate readers.
I enjoy suspense and this sounds great.
Thank you so much for sharing. God bless you.
Sweet words, Debra. Thank you!
Sounds really great
Thank you, Lori!
DiAnn Mills is one of my MUST read authors!
Caryl, I so appreciate you!
I have other DiAnn Mills books.
Michelle, thanks for reading my books!
This sounds like a really good book.
Thank you, Patricia!
I love her books and need to catch up. I am excited about this one too!
Thank you so much, Cindy!
I love reading suspense books and this book looks like a real page turner that I would enjoy reading.