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Long Way Gone Hardcover – October 4, 2016
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'Martin (When Crickets Cry) crafts a playful, enticing tale of a modern prodigal son. Told as a memoir, the novel begins in the middle of Cooper O’Connor’s story as he struggles to get his life together on the streets and in the bars of Leadville, Colo. ' (Publishers Weekly)
“Another stellar novel from Martin. His fabulous gift for characterization is evident on each page. Layers of the story are peeled back to show the spiritual truth underneath the gripping plot. Cooper is an intricate character with an amazing story to tell, and the supporting cast is just as important to provide additional depth and understanding. This novel should be on everyone’s must-purchase list.” (RT Book Reviews, 4 1/2 stars, TOP PICK!)
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Charles Martin is a New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of 12 novels. He and his wife, Christy, live in Jacksonville, Florida. Learn more about him at charlesmartinbooks.com. Facebook: Author.Charles.Martin Twitter: @storiedcareer
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But don't pass up this book if you are one of those folks who "don't like sad stories." While there are, admittedly, some very heartbreaking moments in this book, there are many more precious and heartwarming moments. And the bottom line message that no one, not one, is too far gone for the love of the Father to reach them is not to be missed. If I had the means, I'd buy cases of this book to hand out to those who find themselves in dire straights and need some hope to hold onto.
Finally, I'd be remiss if I failed to mention how incredibly impressed I always am at the amount of detail and technical expertise that goes into this author's stories. And this book is no exception. I don't know if he really is just that brilliant about so many different subject matters (music, boat restoration, gambling, doctoring, football, mountain survival, just to mention a few), or if he's just an incredible researcher, but either way, his books have a level of detail and skill that far surpass many of his contemporaries in the Christian market.
Bottom line, I couldn't recommend this book more!
Cooper is a musical prodigy who soon becomes the draw for his father’s tent revivals. Hundreds of people come from far and wide to hear his song. But he soon comes to believe that he is indeed something special and rejects his father’s way of life — striking out to find his own way, a way that shuns not only his father but God.
Long Way Gone is a retelling of the Prodigal Son. This is an emotional story filled with song that shows the depths of God’s love. Martin expertly describes just how far a person can fall and just how deep a father’s love can be. Characters are complex and real. The first person account from Cooper holds nothing back as he journeys from cocky kid to a wiser, yet resigned adult. The supernatural becomes natural as well under Martin’s deft hand. The ending will surprise and delight and cause not a few tears. I have been recommending this novel to all because while on the surface it is a great story, it also conveys the truth of God’s love and care even while letting us suffer the consequences of our own actions. Be sure to read the Afterword — insights into Coop’s story as well as the beliefs of the author are revealed. There were a lot of things that hit home with me as I was reading Long Way Gone. One thing that resonated over and over was that we are made to worship, and we need to be very careful what we choose as the object of our worship.
For those who love music, for those who love great characters, for those who want to be touched and challenged, for those who have a prodigal in their life, Long Way Gone is a must read.
Very Highly Recommended.
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