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Deadline Paperback – May 1, 2006
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The message of the book can be best described by the following passage regarding morality (page 419). "Maybe the greatest danger isn't when the rules get broken, maybe it's when the rules get changed. Once they're changed you can follow the new rules and think you are doing the right thing, while all the time your new truth is just the old lies. You can tell yourself it's OK because the standards have changed, but if the standards mean anything at all they don't change. I want to follow the truth no matter where it leads me. The Truth will set you free."
Overall, this is a well-written story, and provides enough twists and turns to keep the reader interested. Often however, the author seems to try and take on too many issues at once.Read more ›
Randy Alcorn creatively navigates through several modern issues with interesting characters and a twists-and-turns story. I think it goes without saying that Alcorn is a talented writer. And once you read this book, you'll realize he's also a writer with a mission. That mission, it seems, is to illuminate how the earthly impacts the heavenly (Deadline alternates between Heaven and Earth).
The images and concepts of Heaven are like none I've ever read before. They radically expanded my vision of Heaven, and prompted me to live motivated by an eternal perspective. That's how impactful the imagery is.
Alcorn doesn't shy away from sizzling social and moral issues via Deadline's characters. At times I was surprised at what he was willing to tackle. The main character is a liberal columnist for a major metropolitan newspaper whose moral compass shifts gradually and radically throughout the book. Alcorn steers clear of religiosity, however, by preserving this character's wit, passion and humanity. He remains a critical thinker but from the side he had always scoffed. In the end, he returns to his true love, his teenage daughter, and seems to have found deep peace.
Whether you believe in Heaven and live with an eternal perspective or not, this book is a great read. It could make you angry if you disagree, applaud if you do agree, and simply think differently if you're somewhere in between.
Four stars only because the book is packed...so packed it could have easily been spread into two books. Regardless, thanks to Deadline, I'm looking forward to reading another Alcorn book.
ting. A friend had loaned it to me when I was ill, since I had so much time on my hands. I finally picked it up and began to read. In about two or three pages, I was hooked.
Randy's description of heaven brought me to tears. It gave me great hope and encouragement. I could hardly put it down, because I wanted to remain at that place: the place to which his novel carried me. One of serenity and peace.
I had also been teetering on the fence of my views on abortion. However, when I read Randy's descrip-
tion of conception, my heart was changed forever.
This truly is a life-changing book, and I intend to give it as a gift, to all those in my family who are not saved. I feel like handing it out to people on street corners! We need men like Randy Alcorn, who has a vision of where everyone should strive to be: heaven, worshipping the God who wants us there.
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Makes you think. Randy Alcorn takes on all kinds of issues in this book. This issues are packaged in a good mystery that keeps you guessing and reading. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Kerry E. Mendenhall
Deadline is a well written, intriguing 424 page Christian mystery revolving around three friends and a car accident. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Dottie Parish
I almost never read novels. I ran across one by Randy Alcorn that someone gave me. I was bored one night and started reading. I like the way Alcon writes. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Jenny B
By far one of the best fiction books I have ever read. It crystallizes reality and leaves the reader hoping for eternity and purpose.Published 4 months ago by Dan Mielke
Randy weaves a compelling picture, as he always does, around tragedy and salvation.Published 4 months ago by Joseph S Sturniolo Assoc