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Very well done, a new Christian fiction classic
on December 9, 2016
I started out looking this over and read that the character talked to animals. I thought might wind up being strange, but then remembered other famous works employing this plot device. I saw the dedication scripture of the book of Jeremiah, so I decided to try it out. Keep in mind, I am thinking if it gets weird I intend to bail. The bailout moment never happened. This resembled somewhat a combination of "The Lion, Witch and the Wardrobe," and "Little Pilgrim's Progress."
The beginning of the book kind of reminded me of "The Wizard of Oz" in the way that the young girl Shale enters a door into the seventh dimension. The ending reminded me of another famous ending, but I won't spoil it. The middle was filled with more scripture, more analogies, and more appearances of Jesus as the King, carpenter, itinerant preacher, miracle worker, and fisherman. Most of the books I read have quite a few errors in them. I found none in this book. That says a lot, for I am an author and editor.
The only thing I had against this was Shale naming her diary "Dog," saying dog is God spelled backward, which is just a play on words and drivel with no spiritual meaning. If this were removed or modified, i would have easily given this fgive stars.