Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Book Review: Almost Heaven

Almost Heaven
Last one, I promise. Wow, was I behind.

Almost Heaven by Chris Fabry. I still cannot figure out where I know this guy's name from. He has authored other books, but I have never heard of them. I am thinking he was a guest on Focus on the Family or something...if anyone knows, let me know. :)

I love the cover of this book. Something about it really made me want to read it. This is very much reminscent of the way This Present Darkness was written (by Frank Peretti) with the whole spiritual world having a voice. By the way, I would highly suggest you reading This Present Darkness if you haven't. It is epic. For instance, about every third chapter is written from the perspective of the angel on duty in the main character's life. Of course it is fictional, but it makes you really think about that side of life. This is a book filled with real life in the back woods of West Virginia. It follows a boy who grows into a man and all his struggles in his life. He did not have an easy life and lost so many people along the way, but he truly looked to God in everything he did. Again, it is fiction-it will take you some time to get into it (it did for me), but I think it was well worth it.

I received a copy of this book from the Tyndale Blog Network.

Now to find a deal to post-even I am sick of book reviews. :) :)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi Jess -

Chris Fabry is the host on Adrian Rogers' Love Worth Finding radio program, and he was a sub co-host for a few months on Focus on the Family. That's why his name is familiar. :)