This book DID rivet me to my seat. I should have been more social with the people I was driving for a 5 hour trip, but once I started listening to this book, I couldn't. I became "one" with this story. And now, with the news of Chen Guangcheng, blind Chinese activist, who is revealing the truth about forced abortions and deaths in China, it makes it even more timely. Religious freedom is something the west takes for granted. This book makes that pretty clear what can happen when those freedoms are gone.
Probably because of the creativity of the reader as he portrayed the characters. I probably wouldn't do that quietly in my brain as I read! Plus, I am an extremely busy person who likes to have books "on the go" to accommodate my multi-tasking lifestyle.
No... I'd be interested to though:)
When the main character arrived in heaven and all the dots were connected for him.
Thank you for making this excellent book available on audio!
Also, thank you to Randy Alcorn for a wonderful story!
I think I would enjoy either one, because this is such a good book. The narrator in the audio was very expressive and did a great job of making you feel like you were there.
I have read this book once or twice before and now had the pleasure of listening to it also. Randy Alcorn fictional books are never dissapointing.
When Ben finds his freind in the work factory doing slave labor.
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I have never read a dissapointing Randy Alcorn book, but this (along with Francine Rivers Redeaming Love) have been my favorites for years now. It makes me ashamed for what I don't do to help change the terrible suffering in the world. But time after time you see true Christianity thrive when there is persacution. This book portreys very nicely that to really love Jesus is to be totally sold out to Him.
Great read and eye opener for any Christian or advocate of freedom. Very interesting and inspiring! Good narration.
The book is several hours long, but I couldn't stop listening the last 3 or 4 hours.
Born again Christ follower since 1952. Enjoying the retired life and having someone read to me for a change. Very relaxing and informative.
Though this is a fiction, it is very thought provoking as you have to know this has gone on in the other countries and very well may come back to haunt the good old USA,
Appreciate your religious freedom.
This is one of the most gripping true to life novels I have ever read especially in light of my being a Christian believer. However, I highly recommend this to anyone interested in the tennants of the Christian Religion as it hits on all the key points of our faith.
Character development, dramatization, music and individual voices are top notch as Steve Sever is a master at presenting an amazing story written by Randy Alcorn. Once you get into the story a little bit you begin to be transformed directly into the locations as you experience the anguish and joys of the characters as they are developed through out their journey . The ending is incredible and my be a surprise to many who are unfamiliar with Randy Alcorn's work.
Randy Alcorn is an excellent writer and story teller and I recommend readers take a look at all of his offerings both in the audible and written formats.
I was blown away by the author's descriptive writing. Mr. Alcorn knows how to paint a picture with words. I was there in the secret home church's of the Chinese Christians, I was there in the prison, I was there in heaven evesdropping on conversations. I loved this book!! I will continue to pray for the martyred church!
I read this book for my book club and was pleased with the reading of the book. I thought Steve Sever had great voices for the characters, and did the Chinese accents well. The music added to the reading. The story is predictable, but successfully makes the reader aware of the plight of the persecuted church around the world.