Sunday, March 20, 2011
The Damascus Way by Davis Bunn & Janette Oke
The books that speak to me the most are not the ones that are a good story, but rather the ones that leave me with a sense of purpose and a desire to get up and change something in myself. Although this is a fictional story, it is based during a time of history that is true and therefore the accounts are believable and realistic. In a time and culture where life takes all that I have, I cannot help but think that Paul and the apostles would be sorry for us. In that time, each person lived for God, with all that they were. They did not have much in the way of possessions, nothing to do but work hard and minister to others. All in all I was convicted and saddened that the "story" of Christians has changed so much.
I was incredibly touched by this book. It is well written, its realism is undeniable, and its power very real. I can find nothing to critique, from cover to cover, this book will grace my shelf for many years to come. For more information on The Damascus Way or to purchase a copy of your own, check out DeeperShopping.com. The book retails for about $10-$15 and will keep you turning the pages.
** I received this complimentary review copy from Tyndale House Publishers