Saturday, April 27, 2013

The Gate by Dann A. Stouten

The GateBook Description:
When an ad for a vacation cottage catches the eye of a man on the edge of burnout, he impulsively sets off to visit the property while his wife and daughters are away. When he arrives and is ushered through the gate, he finds something far different from the typical vacation retreat. In fact, it seems he may have found the back door to heaven. The proprietor and people from his past welcome him with food, rest, and conversation until what started out as a little escape from everyday life turns into an experience he will never forget.
This imaginative novel explores the big questions we all have about what lies beyond this earthly life. Readers hungry for a taste of heaven will find in "The Gate" hope, encouragement, and pure joy.

My Thoughts:
This was an intriguing book.  Sky is a man on the verge of a breakdown.  He sees an add for a rental cabin that reminds him of a  place he went as a child.  He decides to check it out and enters through a gate.  He is greeted and then a series of people from his past seek him out and interact with him.  The ad had mentioned the food and the view were heavenly and that may have just been perfect wording.
The location was given in amazing detail.  I liked how Sky learned things from all the people of his past.  They had conversations and food for him that were just perfect for him and his needs.  Jesus and God were very approachable.  The whole storyline flowed and was very original.
I rate this a 3/5.  Very imaginative and interesting.

Thank you to Revell 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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