Pastor Jason Faircloth is growing his already-large Atlanta church and feels his life is on track. Not that he stops to question that, or anything else. He lives out his know-it-all faith in the same manner and questions those who see things differently. But then disaster strikes. He travels the world in search of answers, healing, in search of the granddaughter he’s never met.
I knew I wanted to read this book, but when I picked it up and learned that 1) Arthur was a missionary, 2) he got fired because of this book, 3) he doesn’t regret that, and 4) the copyright is held by Eternal Perspectives Ministries, I really wanted to read it.
But then I opened the book, and in the first 4 pages I found 4 copy-editing problems, and I was reconsidering. Thankfully, that pace of mistakes didn’t keep up, and in the end I was mostly able to overlook them and focus on my love of this story. I wasn’t disappointed.
It points its finger at legalism in the American church — but then also shows the way forward. It paints a beautiful picture. This book was, at least in some small way, healing for me. Love it!
At a few points, the book seemed a little out-dated, especially in regard to technology, but that makes sense since it’s not a 2009 book (but rather a re-release).
A quote: “‘Therefore man should fear the easy routine way of life that weakens, but he should welcome the resistance-filled life that strengthens and makes wise.'” ~Yoma speaking, page 217
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