Thursday, October 31, 2013

Review - A Step of Faith

Title: A Step of Faith
Author: Richard Paul Evans
Publisher: Simon & Schuster (May 7, 2013)
Format: Hardcover; Pgs 304
Genre: Fiction
Series: The Walk #4

What started as a sappy walk across the United States by a man recovering from the sudden tragic death of his wife has turned into a journey of discovery and fulfillment.

At the end of the last book, The Road to Grace, Alan received a challenging diagnosis. However that was to turn out, he would take it in stride and that is exactly what he did. A slight blip on his journey. What he did not expect was how the two women in his life would come to his aid and in his innocent clueless style; he would have to make a choice. He just needed time to realize the importance of what was being offered.

As Alan is slightly more than midway through his journey, he has run into memorable characters and this time out he had quite a scare. There are strangers in his path and the choices that others make cannot be his responsibility. He can offer rescue, but if a person is too scared, then there is nothing that can be done. This was a hard lesson for Alan, but one that he needed to learn.

There is humor in this series, humor that you are not sure that you should be laughing at but then again, that is what life offers. There is sadness and utter joy, once again what life offers. The books are written from a religious perspective, but that is what you come to expect from Richard Paul Evans, so if you are offended by that, pick something else.

If you are looking for a walk of discovery, start at the beginning (The Walk) and join Alan Christoffersen on a curious and thought provoking journey full of twists and discoveries.

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