"A skillfully written first novel with the narrative voice, knack for dialogue, and plot movement of a veteran author."
"The thrumming question of faithhow can there be a good God in a world so full of pain beats at the core of the book. A page turner that is not easy to put down. By the end of The Reason, you will understand that question in an entirely new way.
- Kay Campbell, The Huntsville Times
"Sirls sets the narrative hook deep with intriguing characters and a multi-layered plot that asks you to only believe when everything else tells you not to. Prepare to laugh! Prepare to cry! Prepare to be inspired and renewed!"
- Gail Welborn, Midwest Book Reviews
"Readers everywhere will identify with these characters experiences. An incredible story of second chances and seeing the bright light of Christ shine through in the darkest hour. William is using his own second chance at life to remind us of Gods love. This is a must-read for anyone who needs a reminder of what God asks of us: only believe."
- Pete Wilson, pastor and author of Plan B and Empty Promises
"The Reason will serve to fortify your faith and reassure you of Gods constant love and incredible power. If you are not yet a believer, this book will open your eyes to the possibilities of God that can manifest in any and every part of our lives."
- Chris Sonksen, lead pastor of South Hills Church, founder of Celera Church Strategy Group, author of In Search of Higher Ground and Handshake
"The Reason will serve as a reminder that God wants us to do our part, to only believe, and to leave the outcome (good or not) to Him because He, ultimately, always knows whats best!"
- Jacqueline Lynch, associate pastor, Loma Linda University Church
"While I love to read, Im generally not into Christian fiction. The Reason is an exception. It is a gritty story about everyday people who are believable and easy to relate with. It had me both laughing and crying at times as a good book should. I would recommend it to both believers and non-believers alike, but non-believersbe cautioned. You may have to really rethink and question why you dont believe in the God of the Bible."
- Mark Drew, California Baptist University
"Of Mice and Men meets Brians Song. The Reason is a powerful story that delivers message after message."