Have you ever read a good book and wanted to let others know they should read it? That situation happens to me frequently. I love to get a fresh lead on a good read. President’s Pages is a monthly book review designed to give you some quick insights into a book I think you’d enjoy. If you’ve got a book you’d like to review, send me an email and we’ll see about getting you on the schedule.
November Review: Safely Home by Randy Alcorn
Recent headlines have placed a spotlight on the growing persecution of Christians in China, only one among many countries where followers of Christ face hardships. This month’s book provides a contemporary and relevant reminder of the high cost some pay to serve the Lord.
Safely Homeby Randy Alcornis a Christian novel with a story that crosses political, cultural, and spiritual boundaries. The story follows the lives of two Harvard roommates, one American and one Chinese, whose lives intersect in China decades after graduation.
Every day, Li Quan asks himself, “Is this the day I die?” He is fully aware that practicing his faith in Christ could lead to the loss of his life. Ben Fielding, a self-sufficient businessman with much that the world has to offer, discovers why Li Quan is willing to ask such a question, and his life is shaken to its very foundations.
Alcorn does a masterful job weaving the characters together while making us care about them. In the end, he delivers a powerful message about faith, hope, and the power of God to bring his children safely home. I highly recommend this book.
— Jim Colman
President’s Pages is written by Dr. Jim Colman, CEO of Lenawee Christian Ministries. Jim is married to Becky and they have two children and several grandchildren.