Saturday, March 19, 2011

The Chasm by Randy Alcorn

Book Description
A Journey He Couldn’t Miss… and a Step He Couldn’t Take
He found himself a traveler in the strangest of lands. Where invisible secrets come starkly into sight. Where the fairest of companions leads the way into unsuspected danger and darkness. Where hidden battles burst into the open. Where so much is grasped…and so much more seems unattainable.
Driven by a yearning he doesn’t understand, compelled toward a destination he can’t quite see, the traveler navigates the inhospitable landscape with determination and a flicker of something like hope—despite the obstacles that seem to unerringly block his path.
Best-selling novelist Randy Alcorn weaves a supernatural interplay of wills and motives, lusts and longings, love and sacrifice. It’s a potent mix that leaves every reader wondering: Do I really understand this world I live in? Do I really understand myself? Is there more to all this than I’ve ever dared hope?

My Thoughts:

It honestly took me a while to get into this book. Nick is a man wonder the road between two worlds and along the way finds out a lot about himself and life. He, along with his family, is shown his life of sin and his indiscretions. He is thrown into a battle and this is just his journey to the 'shining city'.

The book is about Nick and his journey but it is to inspire us to ask questions of ourselves. I also didn't realize it is basically a condensed versions of another of Alcorn's books until the end. I think if I'd read the earlier book and then 'The Chasm' it wouldn't have felt like I'd jumped into the middle of something and I would have gotten into it quicker. The book does pose some stimulating questions and if you are in the mood for a philosophical book, this is it.

I rate this a 3/5. Short thought provoking read, but you have to get into it first.

Thank you to Librarything for the review copy of this book. I received this book in exchange for an honest review and the opinions stated above are 100% mine.


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