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Publisher's Summary

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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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.

16 of 16 people found this review helpful

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  • Timothy
  • Blue Island, IL, USA
  • 06-17-08

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.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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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.

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My favorite book

This is one of the most meaningful books I have ever read. It is inspiring and challenging. I have actually offered $20 to any student in our school who would read it and meet with me to discuss it. It was used to encourage one couple to go to China to serve in missionary endeavor.

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Eye Opener

I loved this story. So many people dying for what and who they believe in. It makes me realize the freedoms that we have and the things we take for granted.

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  • Yvonne
  • modesto, CA, USA
  • 10-26-08

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.

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Great book!

This is a book that really sticks with you it made a deep impression on me highly recommend

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life changing

I was profoundly influenced by this wonderful story. It opens our eyes to eternal values and shows the connection of things happening on earth with Heaven. life changing book.

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Great read!

Loved the story line and how the author developed each character. Reminiscent of early days of missionaries in China. al la Pearl S Buck's description of China in the 40's & 50's.

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All-time Favorite!

This Book is so well written! There are twists and turns and interesting surprises in this book. It helps the reader understand the underground church in China yet there is an American main character.I love the metaphors and irony in this novel. I read it 10 years ago and now I am reading it again. It makes me rethink everything in my life, and that is a good thing.