Sunday, July 15, 2012

The Reason

By William Sirls
Published by Thomas Nelson

This was a great read. It helps to explain christian faith to all believers and non-believers. I really enjoyed reading this book. I got to know the characters and their lives and feelings of what was happening. I would recommend this book to all adults and older teenagers.

It speaks of Pastor Jim (James Lindy), with his wife Shirley, they have a their mute son named, Charlie.
Brooke, her son Alex who is diagnosed with leukemia.
Macey, believes in God. Offered to help fix the cross, and is also to be the boy Alex's doctor.
Kenneth who is a capenter, he changes very many lives.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson publishers as part of their book review bloggers program. All opinions expressed are my own, and I was not required to write a positive review.

Book Description

When Facing the Impossible, Can You Only Believe?

Storm clouds gather over a small Michigan town. As thunder shakes the sky, the lights inside St. Thomas church flicker . . . and then go out.

All is black until a thick bolt of lightning slices the sky, striking the church’s large wooden cross—leaving it ablaze and splintered in two.

When the storm ends—the search for answers begins.

James Lindy, the church’s blind minister, wonders how his small congregation can repair the cross and keep their faith in the midst of adversity. And he hears the words “only believe.”

Macey Lewis, the town’s brilliant young oncologist, is drawn to Alex, a young boy who’s recently been diagnosed with an aggressive leukemia. She puts her hope in modern medicine—yet is challenged to “only believe.”

And Alex’s single mom, who has given everything she can to her boy—is pleading with God to know the reason this is happening . . . to save her son. But she only hears silence and wonders how she can possibly “only believe.”

The Reason is a milestone debut novel, opening with a blast and never letting up as it introduces us to everyday characters who are wrestling with the questions: where is God when bad things happen? And does God ignore the prayers of the faithful? The answer each character receives will astound readers while offering an unforgettable call to hope, to change, to . . . only believe.

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