Fantastic, couldn't-put-down book. While I saw the ending coming, it still didn't ruin the premise of this book for me. I am going to read it again - this time to truly digest the truths spelled out in the story. What a powerful read for any person who questions their faith OR christianity in general. I believe what Jason Faircloth finds in his search for a person ... is what we all should find in our journey called life. To have a true passionate personal relationship with Jesus is what we all need ........ yet we all get so bogged down with "religion". Great read! I can't wait to read his other books!
I've read so many books lately that they've all seemed to kind of run into one. Shortly after reading one I loose some of the intricacies of the story. This book, was definitely not one of those. I was completely blown away by this story. I wish I would've heard about this one years ago, when it originally came out. But I'm glad that I was given the chance to read it, even if it was 18 years late.
While there is alot going on in this story I felt that the main idea was that Jason, a pastor, questions his faith when his life is thrown into a chaotic string of events. So many things that Jason questioned about his faith are things that I have too questioned. This one just really resonated with me as I could relate on almost every level with Jason.
The story not only has a great premise, but there are some pretty action intense scenes, as well as some very emotional scenes. I was literally drawn into this story from the opening line and was hooked till the end. I didn't want to put this book down. It was a fast read, but it really made me think. Character development was great, dialog was realistic, descriptions were perfect.
I have already recommended this, and will be recommending it many many times in the future. I normally will lend my books out to people, however I think this one will not leave my possession. I can see myself reading this many times over.
I think this is one that just about anyone can read. It does deal with a few difficult subjects, but the struggling with religion was (at least in my opinion) the basis of the story.
As much as I liked this book, it is a hard one to read. It is not for the faint of heart. The message is one of truth and redemption, but both come after heart-wrenching tragedy, betrayal, and degradation. Although I would categorize this as a Christian novel, some Christians might be uncomfortable with the story. Issues of hypocrisy and abuse (emotional, physical, and sexual) make this a difficult novel to work through. It is well-written. I would recommend this for mature readers who want more than a casual read. If you have had to deal with any of these issues personally, I would also recommend that you read this book only if you have someone to discuss it with. Because it is well-written, it draws you in and can exact an emotional toll.
This was a really good book...I have to say. If you are anything like me, I read "Brotherhood of Betrayal" by the same author which is actually "Book 3" to this book which is "Book 1". However, it didn't ruin anything for me by reading this book after the third... you see, while the character of Jason Faircloth is learned about quite a bit in book 3, when I started to read Wisdom Hunter, it gave all the background of how Jason had started out and where he ended up. It took nothing away from reading the last book first...which was a real plus for me. I'd not learned of this book until after reading the third. While it has the ability to become "agenda-oriented" it refrained from that and kept a fresh open mind approach. Really enjoyable reading...I would highly suggest it.
One of the most dynamic and powerful church leaders in Atlanta, pastor Jason Faircloth seemed to have it all. But when a dramatic and tragic turn of events causes him to lose everything. Jason finds himself in a serious crisis of faith. He sets out on an 18 year international journey to find his only surviving family member, a granddaugther who is being hidden from him - and discovers suprising answers to his deepest questions about himself and the God he once served.