Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Safely Home by Randy Alcorn

Book Description:  Is this the day I die? Li Quan asks himself this question daily, knowing that he might be killed for practicing his faith. American businessman Ben Fielding has no idea what his brilliant former college roommate is facing in China. He expects his old friend has fulfilled his dream of becoming a university professor. But when they are reunited in China after twenty years, both men are shocked at what they discover about each other. Thrown together in an hour of encroaching darkness, both must make choices that will determine not only the destinies of two men, but two families, two nations, and two worlds.

My Review:  Rarely have I read a book that impacts me beyond the last page.  But Safely Home not only made me cry, at times even smile but it made me think!  Think about the christians who freely (yes! freely) give not only their time and energies but their very lives for Christ!
And ALL because they truly believe in the life changing Gospel of Jesus Christ!
Li Quan is brilliant!  A young person with knowledge that can take him places.  Yet, Li loves God and is determined to tell others about God's love and saving grace....simply incredible!
Now, Ben is more like "the normal" college student.  He has been given so much and he truly loves the Lord.  But until he's reunited with Li he doesn't understand the cost of giving one's ALL!  I don't want to give spoilers SO you really need to read this book if you are a Believer!  
As an American with many freedoms I've heard about the tortures, the people who want to stop the Gospel of Christ but after reading this book I couldn't help wonder, "Is this a true story?  Hidden under the auspicious of Christian fiction?"  
If you only read one book this summer then this is the book you should read!  Again, I state....Simply Incredible!
*This book was provided for review by Tyndale*
This book will be available next month, August 2011!
About the Author:

Randy Alcorn is the founder of Eternal Perspective Ministries (EPM). Prior to starting EPM, he served as a pastor for fourteen years. He has spoken around the world and taught on the adjunct faculties of Multnomah University and Western Seminary in Portland, Oregon.
Randy is the best-selling author of over 40 books. His seven fiction books include the Gold Medallion winner Safely Home.  His nonfiction works include The Treasure Principle; Heaven; and If God is Good. Randy has written for many magazines and has been a guest on hundreds of radio and television programs.
The father of two married daughters, Randy lives in Oregon, with his wife and best friend, Nanci. They are the proud grandparents of four grandsons. Randy enjoys hanging out with his family, biking, tennis, research and reading.

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