Safely Home

Narrated by: Steve Sever
Length: 7 hrs and 24 mins
4.6 out of 5 stars (466 ratings)

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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.

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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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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.

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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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Absolutely WONDERFUL!!!

This book is so well written and the performance of the reader is equally as great. I planned on listening to a chapter or two and ended up listening to the entire book in one evening. I didn't want it to end.

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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.

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One of the best books I have ever read.

One of many of Randy Alcorn’s inspired and scripturally accurate books. Thank you for sharing this masterpiece with is all.

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Eye opening!

Wonderful book. Great narration. But most of all eye opening to the suffering many believers go through. And yet, God is so faithful and empowers them to not only look beyond the present to the glorious future, but also fills them with a love for those around them and a passion to share God’s redemptive love with others. After the book comes to a close however, for some reason it repeats the last about 47 minutes or so. I’m assuming that’s an error.

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so good

It was so good and eye opening, I loved listening to it on my trip.