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Safely Home | [Randy Alcorn]

Safely Home

Here is a soul-stirring story of two college friends who reconnect after 20 years. One is living life apart from God, in comfortable corporate America; the other is living for Christ under intense persecution in China. This challenging book will convince readers to live in the light of eternity.
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Here is a soul-stirring story of two college friends who reconnect after 20 years. One is living life apart from God, in comfortable corporate America; the other is living for Christ under intense persecution in China. This challenging book will convince readers to live in the light of eternity.

©2003 Randy Alcorn; (P)2003 Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.

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    John South Lyon, MI, United States 01-17-08
    John South Lyon, MI, United States 01-17-08 Member Since 2007
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    "Will this be the day that I die?"

    This book is excellent, and like all excellent books it is worth listening to, or reading, again. The narrator, or narrators, do an excellent job with different voices for the characters. This book left me with two major impressions:

    One was the importance of laying up treasures in heaven instead of worrying about earthly treasures. The other impression this book left me with was the possiblity that if I die of a heart attack, cancer, accident, etc. that I might actually question God, why I was not so fortunate as to have the opportunity to be be put to death for my faith in Him.

    I thought this book was purely fiction, but my minister said that it is based on a true story.

    This is among the best books I have ever listened to or read - it does a superb job of showing how to live our earthly life with an eternal perspective.

    12 of 12 people found this review helpful
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    David HOWELL 12-20-08 Member Since 2001
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    "Think about it!"

    Honey do you know where the remote control is?...we live a pampered life. Our concerns are often inconsequential in the grand scheme of things. Safely home provides a window through which you can see circumstances from a different perspective, one that will let you vicariously experience a life with a different foundation.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Timothy Blue Island, IL, USA 06-17-08
    Timothy Blue Island, IL, USA 06-17-08
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    "Challenging and Powerful"

    This fictional book intertwining the lives of an American businessman and his old college roommate in China is a powerful story that will challenge the status quo of American materialism and Christianity. It leaves the Christian reader with a hunger, yearning, and exciting for our true home.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Yvonne modesto, CA, USA 10-26-08
    Yvonne modesto, CA, USA 10-26-08
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    "Safely Home"

    This story starts off slow and then captivates you with moral twists and turns. You really get a feel for the perscuted Christians in China.

    Alcorn does a great job of weaving in truths and apologetic and chinese Chistian proverbs.
    My favorite proverb in the the book is: " Real gold fears no fire."

    Set back and step into the lives of to college friends that impact each other in very different ways and differently at various seasons of their lives.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Richard Wessinger FriscoTexas 12-31-13
    Richard Wessinger FriscoTexas 12-31-13 Member Since 2013

    martha wessinger

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    "Amazing, unforgettable, incredibly convicting!"
    Where does Safely Home rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    The best by a long shot! I am very unworthy to write a review. This book should be required reading for all Christians.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Li Twon


    Have you listened to any of Steve Sever’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Never heard him. I got so lost in the story that I completely forgot about his performance.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    No way I could say "a moment" in this book particularly moved me. I was moved all the way through, especially when the story was focusing on Li Twon. I think when the Chinese police bombarded the home church and Li Twon's family was forced to choose their belief and faith in God over the Chinese law. Li Twon gave his little son a choice to choose his life versus dying right there if he walked away from God. This was especially moving. I figured out how to cry without getting mascara in my eyes and burning while I read this as I was in tears most of the time throughout.


    Any additional comments?

    I hope many, many Christians read/listen to Safely Home by Randy Alcorn,.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Linda Milledgeville, GA, United States 06-27-13
    Linda Milledgeville, GA, United States 06-27-13
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    "Held me Captive"
    What did you love best about Safely Home?

    I loved the fact that it is so close to reality. It made me want to listen all the time to see what happened next.


    What did you like best about this story?

    This story could have been true and probably in all reality is a true story. I know about the underground church and this book brought more to light. I felt like the characters were real.


    Have you listened to any of Steve Sever’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I thought he was a fine reader.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I was moved to the edge of my seat when the police broke in during the secret house meeting. People were made to choose if they would stay or go. Only the devoted disciples of Jesus Christ stayed. The story really changed after that. I was taken off guard.


    Any additional comments?

    This book was very well written and it was easy to get to know the characters. I highly recommend it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    ruth vernon, british columbia, Canada 04-23-13
    ruth vernon, british columbia, Canada 04-23-13 Member Since 2007

    I AM LEGALLY BLIND AND ENJOY LISTENING TO STORIES OF FAITH, HISTORICAL CHRISTIAN NOVELS, AND BOOKS WITHOUT SWEARING ESP. USING GODS NAME

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    "PERSECUTION OF CHRSTIANS"
    If you could sum up Safely Home in three words, what would they be?

    INFORMATIVE - INTERESTING - HEART WRENCHING


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Safely Home?

    THE DEATH OF THE HERO


    Which character – as performed by Steve Sever – was your favorite?

    LEE CHUNG - THE MAIN CHARACTER


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    THE DEATH OF THE HERO


    Any additional comments?

    ALTHOUGH THIS IS FICTION, IT IS STILL AN EYE OPENER TO THE CONDITION OF PERSECUTION OF CHRISTIANS AROUND THE WORL.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jeffrey Nelsen Springfield, IL 01-30-13
    Jeffrey Nelsen Springfield, IL 01-30-13 Member Since 2012

    kindle lover

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    "Moving story"
    Would you listen to Safely Home again? Why?

    Yes, I already have listened to it twice. Second time with my wife. There are so many quotable lines in the book, that I wanted to hear them again. Also, I often find that by listening again, I gain even more.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Li Quan for sure. His unwavering faith yet honest fears was so winsome.


    What about Steve Sever’s performance did you like?

    Even though not every voice was masterful, it was amazing how many voices he did well, and it helped make the story more exciting than if I had just read it alone.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes.


    Any additional comments?

    I plan to listen to Alcorn's other novels as well.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Carlos CLOVIS, CA, United States 10-12-12
    Carlos CLOVIS, CA, United States 10-12-12
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    "Wonderful audio book!"
    What did you love best about Safely Home?

    It was written in a very Bible believing perspective. The Christian life is not easy, but a personal relationship with the Lord Jesus can make anyone in this world a conquerer!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The main chinese character


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The heavenly scenes.


    If you could take any character from Safely Home out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    The main chinese character


    Any additional comments?

    I'll probably hear this again just for encouragement.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jean G. Parrish Florida 09-25-12
    Jean G. Parrish Florida 09-25-12

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    "Powerful"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Safely Home to be better than the print version?

    No I think the accents served to make the audible version very real to me


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Chen of course!


    Have you listened to any of Steve Sever’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Real gold fears no fire


    Any additional comments?

    If you don't get convicted about how little we share our own faith or risk our own reputations here in America for the cause of Christ it will be a miracle!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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