03 December, 2011

Safely Home, by Randy Alcorn

Although fictional, Safely Home is written by Randy Alcorn in an attempt to share his passion for the persecuted Church with his readers. The many who serve Christ to the point of giving of their lives is certainly not fictional, even though we westerners, unable to grasp the fullness of the horrors occurring even today throughout various parts of the world is hardly fictional at all. Death, torture, pain and persecution is a daily struggle which they view and breathe amidst, for themselves as well as for their loved ones. They have chosen to serve and love God as Savior regardless of the cost. Even though that face deep pain, both physically and emotionally, they are faithful to the end. They love their Heavenly Master with passion and fervor, even as they face fears just like any of us. It is so easy to forget or to gloss over the realism of it all – hopefully this book will be used to build compassionate prayer and expectant hope in each reader.

In this book, the reader meets two former college buddies – the one a successful but emotionally pained businessman who is working in a business liaison with China, the other a Christian Chinese husband and father who serves God faithfully as he works by day at a locksmith shop.  They each come to understand personally what a follower of Jesus may encounter, and of the grace that He always gives freely to those who are His.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Tyndale Press. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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