5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
I Highly Recommend This Book !,
This review is from: The Fisherman: A Novel (Paperback)
The first time I read this book, I read it to my children at bedtime. It's a delightful book to read aloud because of the excellent writing. It's not a book that the author expected children to read, but mine did enjoy it and hopefully learn a better view of an old story, as I did.
I'm picky about the way a true story is told, and I was not disappointed in this pastor's storytelling. I didn't find any worrisome bits of twisted Scripture in the retelling of a Bible story, as I have in other books. I loved the way this was told with the big picture in mind, the picture that I've so easily overlooked in church school lessons or even casual readings of the Scriptures. As a homeschooling mother, I'm pleased to have found a living book that shows the author's views of relationship with Jesus, and that helps me to think about how to steer some of our family reading as we continue our schooling.
I loved that I could read an account of a believer who was there, experiencing the stories in person, and who still didn't understand what was going on. Yes, it's fiction, but the truth is within the pages of this book, and I've read it several times already.
I'm looking forward to Larry's next book.