Anthony Spencer is egotistical, proud of being a self-made business success at the peak of his game, even though the cost of winning was painfully high. A cerebral hemorrhage leaves Tony comatose in a hospital ICU. He 'awakens' to find himself in a surreal world, a 'living' landscape that mirrors dimensions of his earthly life, from the beautiful to the corrupt. It is here that he has vivid interactions with others he assumes are projections of his own subconscious, but whose directions he follows nonetheless with the possibility that they might lead to authenticity and perhaps, redemption. The adventure draws Tony into deep relational entanglements where he is able to 'see' through the literal eyes and experiences of others, but is "blind" to the consequences of hiding his personal agenda and loss that emerge to war against the processes of healing and trust. Will this unexpected coalescing of events cause Tony to examine his life and realize he built a house of cards on the poisoned grounds of a broken heart? Will he also have the courage to make a critical choice that can undo a major injustice he set in motion before falling into a coma?
©2012 Wm. Paul Young (P)2012 Hachette Audio
I stayed up all night to finish Cross Roads. I almost didn't read it, because it started out a little slow, but I am oh so thankful I did. I absolutely loved it! In fact, I can't decide whether to listen to it again right now, or re-read The Shack, or read another of his books called Eve. Oh this was so good!!
I read and loved The Shack many times but I hadn't even heard of Cross Roads. I have to say I loved it so much. This feels like a life changing read. I also really loved the narration. He's so good. Thank you again Paul Young.
I read The Shack before I became a Christian and it definitely influenced me to give my life to Jesus. I saw other reviewers say that this book is NOT The Shack. That's right, it's not. But it's just as well (if not better!) written and just as provocative. I love the personification of the Trinity. It makes me feel God more personally in my life. Performance was outstanding!
Thank you Paul Young for your diligence in perfecting your craft! You have given us a tangible glimpse of one facet of this stunning diamond we call life attempting to grasp an outrageously beautiful God.
I enjoyed this book emensily, it has a great many lessons to teach us about our inner world and how important our relationships with God, others, and ourselves are.
I loved this audiobook and highly recommend it! I also would highly recommend The Shack and Eve. All three audiobooks pull you in and bring you to a place in your heart and mind that you may have forgotten about. Thank you for writing these books! I work nights servicing accounts around Portland, OR and Vancouver, WA and listening to these books have made my nights go by faster and made me work with a smile and sometimes a tear. (I'm Man enough to admit it) Thank you again and for helping me to remember how much we are loved by our father God and his son Jesus.
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