I found this book enjoyable and thought it presented a great lesson about the way we treat others. However, I was disappointed with the final scene that took place in the cornfield. There were words such as "atonement," "trust," and "forgiveness", yet it skirted around any mention of Christ. Jesus Christ alone is the one in whom we can trust, who made atonement for our sins with His blood, and who we go to for forgiveness. Russell told Eddie that he could face the storm because he was bigger than the storm, but it's God who is bigger. He told Eddie to trust in who he was, but God is whom we should trust. He told him he was worthy, but the fact is that we are utterly unworthy! Christ is the only One who is worthy which is why He had to redeem us with His perfect, sinless sacrifice. The totally humanistic solution to the problem will most likely persuade people to believe that they must look to something within themselves instead of looking to God. I feel that the good things about this book were canceled out by the omission of such important truths.
I loved this book! I couldn't put the book down...especially after the 100th page. This book is an easy read and very enjoyable. I would definitely give this as a gift and recommend it to others. Curl up with a hot cup of tea and Glenn's book and enjoy!
My only regret is that I finished the book at 6:00a.m this morning! I just purchased it yesterday and was up at 4:00 a.m. to finish it. It touched my very soul deeply - I am going to buy several copies to give. A MUST Read-
This book is destined to be a classic and msut read for everyone, young or old. I read it in one setting and that is a first for me. Couldn't put it down it was that inspiring and God used it to invoke so many memories of my own childhood through its pages.
WOW! A book that I not only wanted to read, but couldn't put down. Read this over two days, but total time is just over 24 hours. (Would've been sooner if I didn't have places to go on Christmas Day) It's inspiring, sad, happy, funny, and destined to be a classic. (Destined to be a TV Movie too if you ask me) Who knew funny and thought provoking political commentator Glenn Beck had such a moving novel in him? I HATE books with a red hot passion. But for a book to become a hit with me, it must be really good. I guess this book must've been extra good. It's the most enjoyable book I've read in a long time.
This was by far the best book I've read in a long, long time. It takes you back to your own childhood. It reads easily and is not full of heavy descriptions, but you immediately get the settings and know the characters. It was wonderful...and it's message was truly inspiring. If you have ever disappointed your parents or anyone else for that matter, then this book is written particularly for you.
This is by far the most poignant book I have ever read regarding forgiveness and atonement. I could NOT put the book down. A heartfelt story that begs us all to let go of the past, recognize our worth in God's eyes regardless of our mistakes, on go forward knowing He is holding our hand!
I rate this a 5 and recommend everyone to read this book! I laughed out loud and cried. This book touches all emotions! It relates to anyone who has faced disappointments, lost a loved one, or has misunderstood God and His plan. Glenn Beck pulls from his personal life story to tell an outstanding story full of many life lessons!