Wonderful book! Kept me interested enough to stay up until the wee hours of the morning to find out what happens next. Jenkins has outdone himself on this one. Hope he continues to put out such Great novels. One that I will suggest to everyone .
A really good read. At first because the book is so huge I thought it would take me a long time to read but the story goes fast. It skips back and forth between the lives of Brady Darby and Thomas Carey. It was hard to put down once I started. It was easy to get involved with the characters lives.Jenkins said he hoped the book and its message would stay with the reader long after the final page. I think this book will.
This is one of the best books I've read in years. A young man who can't seem to get up on the right side of the law and a minister who can't seem to preach worth hearing yet still believes with all his heart. When the two meet in a supermax prison...the whole world takes on a different appearance.
Although fictional, this book came the closest anything has in explaining to me how God could forgive someone of a heinous crime when they repent and accept Jesus. I loved the characters and felt as if I knew them...to the point that I really loathed when the book ended and I knew I'd never see the again. The story was phenomenal and touched me deeper than anything I've read recently.
Even more...I cried as I read the book...and I can't say that for many books.
If you get the chance to read the book, it is an opportunity not to be passed up. The story surpasses every hope I have when I pick up a new book.