One of the priests at my church was raving about how inspirational this book was, so of course, I had to read it too.
At first, I thought it would be boring. If the book had skipped over the “foreward” explaining the premise of the book, I don’t think many would have really read past the first few pages. Chapter 1 begins with a description of the landscape, which is one of my pet peeves with books, and for the first two pages, it’s a little slow, but picks up speed quickly.
I finished the book in a night. Warning: it’s a tearjerker, and unless you have a heart of stone, you will probably end up crying. Have tissues close by.
The book is aimed at a Christian audience, but I think it transcends that one religious category. You don’t have to be a Christian to have experienced the tragedy the characters in the book experience, and you definitely don’t have to be a Christian to benefit from the wisdom shared in the pages.
I’d literally recommend this book to everyone. It can easily be read in one weekend and I can’t think of a person who wouldn’t benefit from the heartwarming and hopeful story.
Check out the book’s website if you’re interested! 🙂