- Hardcover: 208 pages
- Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. (August 1, 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1414391129
- ISBN-13: 978-1414391120
- Product Dimensions: 5.8 x 0.8 x 7.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 12 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 46 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,580,013 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Trail: A Tale about Discovering God's Will Hardcover – August 1, 2014
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This book is straightforward. There is no magical prayer and ridiculous ritual to find God’s will. The eight concepts are backed by scripture and explained simply through Sam Lewis, the ornery old “firefighter-turned-pastor” who is leading Matt and Brenda through the High Sierra wilderness.
The imagery of the High Sierras, the dialogue between characters, the pace of the book, the detail. . . all are beautifully engaging while not distracting from the goal of the book, which is to answer Matt and Brenda’s initial question, “How do we know God’s will?”
The Trail is an important book to read. You’ll find yourself taking notes and nagging your spouse to read it as well so you’re both on the same page in decision making. You will hold your breath in parts or you may need to set the book down to mull over one of the lessons. You’ll wonder which friends you can induce to read this along with you so you can work through the discussion questions at the end of the book. You’ll wistfully conclude that you want your own Sam Lewis in your life. And most importantly, you’ll learn to be confident in decision making within the will of God.
Underwood is the real deal. He has said pubicly that he is too old, too tired, and too sick to spend time on things that don't matter, and this is a message that matters. If you are not familiar with his personal story, read another great book "When God Breaks Your Heart", David C Cook, 2008. In "The Trail" simple Biblical truths taken from Psalms, Proverbs, and Ecclesiastes join to become the simplest of truths: that finding God's will is not a prescribed formula, not a list of do's and don'ts, but springs from evolving relationships built on trust and grace. Beautiful and profound and true.
The author speaks with a strong sense of place for country and people he loves; the high country of the southern Sierra Nevada and those who know its' rhythms. He's no Norman Maclean, but no one else is either. It's the same sort of feel. The geography of the story is more that the setting for the story; it becomes part of it. The place grounds Sam and illuminates Matt and Brenda's search for a foothold; it gives weight to the lessons of the parable.
The lessons of "The Trail" matter. The little book is written with care. I have purchased copies for people I care about. It is a gift.
The narrative writing itself is not particularly strong, but it doesn't need to be to serve it's purpose a vehicle to engage the audience and present the principles. Easy read. I enjoyed it.