Evans has a simple style that touches the heart. I do not consider this to be "great literature" but it imparts hope and shows the positive side of human nature. Evans incorporates the importance of faith without being sanctimonious. Besides these things, I love a happy ending!
In an ego filled world, the story was right on target.
How money destroys, while relationships build.
Imagine if businesses would again start to think of their employees as humans.
Such a upbeat book, gives you a good feeling when you are finished listening.
Luke Crisp, he seemed like a all around nice guy
The story was a pretty typical
Even the dramatic moments failed to hit their mark.
Slow start and almost lost me because I felt the initial happenings were unrealistic. But I have a long commute and had no other books downloaded so I continued to listen. It quickly shifted and held me. The subtle modernization of the parable of the prodigal son slowly emerged. Some of the happenings were harsh, but made you think. I'd recommend it to a friend.
Say something about yourself!
The reviews for this book were so misleading--please--this book is full of such unbelievable exaggeration. If you can't get to church and like pedantic sophistry--by all means--buy this book. It was a waste of credit for me. If I want to read theology, I will look for Henri Nouwen.
This is a typical Richard Paul Evans read with a message and a happy ending. I must admit I was actually "surprised" by a few of the events in the story which was great. While I enjoyed the story, I really had a hard time with the narrator. I cringed waiting for him to inhale through his nose and lick his lips. There are several parts where I had to stop listening for a while because I was so distracted by the narrator. I prefer when Richard Paul Evans narrates his own books as he does in The Walk.