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|Format: Audio Download|
Vendor: Oasis Audio LLC
Publication Date: 2012
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When facing the impossible, will you believe? Storm clouds gather over a small Michigan town. As thunder shakes the sky, the lights inside St. Thomas Church flicker... and then go out. All is black until a thick bolt of lightning slices the sky, striking the church’s large wooden cross — leaving it ablaze and splintered in two. When the storm ends, the search for answers begins. James Lindy, the church’s blind minister, wonders how his small congregation can repair the cross and keep their faith in the midst of adversity. And he hears the words “only believe.” Macey Lewis, the town’s brilliant young oncologist, is drawn to Alex, a young boy who’s recently been diagnosed with an aggressive leukemia. She puts her hope in modern medicine — yet is challenged to “only believe.” And Alex’s single mom, who has given everything she can to her boy, is pleading with God to know the reason this is happening... to save her son. But she only hears silence and wonders how she can possibly “only believe.” The Reason is a milestone debut novel, opening with a thunderbolt and never letting up as it introduces us to everyday characters who are wrestling with the questions: Where is God when bad things happen? And does God ignore the prayers of the faithful? The answer each character receives will astound listeners while offering an unforgettable call to hope, to change, to . . . only believe.
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DonnaGeorgiaAge: Over 65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5A great Christian fiction novelJune 10, 2014DonnaGeorgiaAge: Over 65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5The Reason:William Sirls has written an amazing and powerful debut book about faith, forgiveness, life struggles, heartaches, hope, redemption and miracles. Wonderful characters so well written that you are drawn to each one. It captured me right away and I did not want to put it down. A story that many can relate to.
A huge cross at a small town church in Michigan is struck by lightening and virtually destroyed. James Lindy the blind pastor of the church, his wife Shirley, their special needs son Charlie, Brooke and her son Alex, who the Lindy's have taken into their home, all wonder if and how the cross might be repaired. Dr. Macey Lewis, Dr Zach Norman, Nurse Kaitlyn Harby,and Carla, Brooke's best friend, all want to help when they learn about the cross. Can the cross be repaired? A mysterious carpenter, Kenneth, working on a construction site at the hospital is also helping and a miracle occurs. How does Kenneth affect the lives of these people?. Who is Kenneth and how does he know so much about their lives? He tells them to Only Believe.
The theme of the book is Only Believe. An inspiring story that had me in tears at the ending.
The author found Christ while in jail and you can see that through this book his faith in God is strong. A great book and I highly recommend it. There is so much more I could say about this book but don't want to spoil it for you.
Reading his second book The Sinner's Garden and will post that review soon.
I received this book from bookfun.org for my honest opinion and review.