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When 28-year-old Paul Perkins, a recent law school grad and White House staffer, leaves his hectic life and travels to the other side of the world, he expects the adventure of a lifetime. Not a head-on collision with his pain-littered past.
Along Paul's epic journey, he learns to loosen his white-knuckled grip on life as God confounds his expectations, heals his shame, and reveals that redemption is always possible—even when least expected.
Number of Pages: 240
Vendor: Whitaker House
|Dimensions: 8.5 X 5.5 (inches)|
Penny M5 Stars Out Of 5Great readSeptember 10, 2016Penny MQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Unexpected Journeys is a very inspirational true life adventure of the author, Paul Perkins. We all go through some tough times in life but I'm not sure I would be as brutality honest as the author. The emotions that he has gone throughout his childhood and adulthood made him into the man he is today. God had a plan for him and you go through it with him feeling the pain, heartache, and ultimately faith in God.
I recieved this book from the BookClub Network for an honest review.
callieghCharlotte, NCAge: 35-44Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Take an Unexpected JourneyAugust 1, 2016callieghCharlotte, NCAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I have never read the blog by Paul Perkins so I wasn't sure what to expect from his book. Well let me tell you, It was an "Unexpected Journey" for me. His way of telling his memoir pulls the reader in. There is the right amount of vividness so that you can "see" all of the different trees, flowers, cultures, and countries he was blessed to see. His walk with God is one that I can somewhat relate. However, we each must come to terms with how we relate to love, faith, forgiveness, and the grace of God. I love how he looks back and is able to come to terms with some of his childhood abuses and memories. His thoughts and feelings are very apparent in the book and give the reader a "whole" look at the author. One tends to wonder if they would have the same courage and convictions that he did in order to take the unexpected journey. I tend to believe that God has a journey for all of us. Sometimes you can expect what will happen but other times the journey takes turn. How we react to this time is our own journey and walk with God. I love how he sums up the story in the end. "This was always God's story. And every day I'm thankful he's the author and I'm not." I am very thankful that God is the author of my story as well. I plan to return to this book in order to reenter his journey and I am sure I will find areas that I may have missed the first time. Great book. I was blessed to receive a copy through Bookfun in exchange for my honest review.
jacquiRIllinoisAge: Over 65Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5Unexpected JourneysJuly 30, 2016jacquiRIllinoisAge: Over 65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Unexpected Journeys by attorney Paul Perkins is a poignant account of his trip to Indonesia, Thailand, and India. As a 28-year-old and recent law school graduate and White House staffer, he planned this getaway adventure as a welcome break from all of the pressures of school and a stressful schedule.
He does have a wonderful adventure; yet, what he encounters are times of loneliness, painful dark memories surfacing, struggles with his faith and God, and a temporary, life-altering personal disappointment. His adventure brings much that he did not expect and changes him and his life for the better.
A very interesting story in itself, its message of healing, hope, and Gods best for ones life shine through. I recommend this insightful book which I received through TBCN in exchange for an honest review.
AnnelrBrighton, MIAge: Over 65Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5A life defined by Jesus, no the past.July 30, 2016AnnelrBrighton, MIAge: Over 65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 4Unexpected Journeys by Paul Perkins is a memoir of the author's search for a peace of mind and heart that ultimately he realizes can only come from God. With honesty, humility and a touch of humor, Perkins takes the reader with him on a 3-month journey through Asia. A journey during which he would take risks and test the boundaries that had been set on him in life. Amidst the beauty of the lands he visited, he encountered his past and began to learn to embrace it instead of being defined by it. Loneliness has stalked him for years; he was familiar with rejection, abuse, and ridicule. In questioning where was God through all of the pain of the past, he realized God was there in the midst creating His story for Paul's life. The book is a great reminder that as God's children we can trust Him with our futures knowing he will make beauty from ashes. Can we fix our eyes on a distant dream only to miss the adventures around us? As intended by the author, the book is about redemption, restoration of relationships, and drawing others to wholeness and joy.
I received a copy of this book through The Book Club Network in exchange for my honest review.
pautoyoung5 Stars Out Of 5A Book Worth ReadingJuly 28, 2016pautoyoungQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Unexpected Journeys is a Christian inspirational book of the Paul Perkins (the author) life. The book takes you on a journey with Paul through the countries of Indonesia, Thailand, India, and finally back home again in the United States. The author shares his actions, thoughts, and feelings with his reader capturing your attention and keeping it throughout the book. His thoughts back to childhood and how they helped to mold him made the book interesting and causing the reader to feel the emotions that he experienced during his childhood and adulthood.. Also, the way the book was written was life like in describing the sceneries and cultures of the countries with nothing left hidden. I enjoyed how honest Paul was with his readers and when the ending had a surprise that I didnt expect, I said, No, way! and really felt badly for him. Each of us has our own unexpected journeys or testimonies to share with others. . I am glad that Paul Perkins had the courage and was willing to take the time to share his story as an encouragement to Christians. I received a copy from the author and publisher of The Book Club Network in exchange for an honest review.