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5 Stars Out Of 5
May 30, 2005
I couldn't put this book down! Having lost a child myself, I could identify with the desperation the main character felt about his daughter. Although the book is fiction, Myers' depiction of heaven was incredibly comforting to read and imagine. I am so glad to know he is continuing the series with a new book. It will be an all-nighter, I am sure!
Bill Myers is back in his supernatural element with Soul Tracker. His writing not only explores the "what-if's", but causes his reader to think about deeper spiritual truths. David Kauffman is set up to believe he is communicating with his daughter, Emily, who supposedly committed suicide. His quest is to discover what really happened and where she is -- heaven or hell. Through a virtual reality program, David is able to communicate with Emily and visit heaven and hell. But is any of this real? With his masterminded creativity, Bill Myers is able to depict a very vivid heaven, and equally realistic hell. What are the consequences of our passions and the choices they prompt us to make? And just as David is willing to probe the horrors of hell and even death for his child, to what extent will our Heavenly Father go to reveal Himself to His seeking children? Don't miss the first of what I pray will be many in a Soul Tracker series. You will come away touched and very likely changed.
I'm a big fan of Bill Myers books, and I think SOUL TRACKER is one of his best. I have to disagree with the person who wrote that Myers couldn't decide whether you could contact the dead. The book clearly shows that no one can contact the dead until they die themselves. This book was a fast-paced page turner about an unbelieving man grieving over the apparent suicide of his daughter. In trying to understand where his daughter is, he falls prey to a devious plot by people who have developed technology to simulate the death experience. I was especially moved by Myers' portrayals of heaven and hell, and his explanation of the fact that God doesn't send people to hell--they choose it, and God honors their decision. The story illustrates our choices and their eternal consequences--good and bad--all within a great novel that you'll want to share with others.
Not a great read. The author just couldn't seem to make up his mind about whether or not someone can visit the dead. He just seemed to go from one extreme to the other. I almost felt like I was reading two books. Not one of his best.