Friday, August 31, 2012

Review: Safely Home by Randy Alcorn

This is a story about 2 men with a history together. One man was American, one was from China. They went to school when they were younger and life circumstances took them to different paths. The American with a broken marriage and a lot of money/success, the China man quite the opposite, in fact having to live underground for his faith. The American's job takes him on a journey to that which he finds he could take advantage of his old friendship with his pal in China.

It took me a LONG time to get through this one, I was reading other books during this time that had me more interested. While it had aspects of interesting story line piqued my intererest once and a while, it was never able to fully grab my attention.  I could see an appeal to a certain audience, I am a huge fan of the "Heavenly Man" book. But in knowing this book is a work of inspired fiction, I just could not bring myself to be interested. Perhaps this is because I have read "The Heavenly Man by Brother Yun".
Other than my personal opinion of the book, it was well written and Randy Alcorn knows how to put together a story.
3/5 stars for me

I received this book free for my review from Tyndale House Publishers.