On the surface, this a true story about two very different men who are serendipitously brought together to create a life that they eventually share together. One is an illiterate, penniless sharecropper fleeing his life of slavery; the other is a man on a personal mission to wealth and success. The woman who brings them together is one man’s friend and the other man’s wife.
Deeper though, between the words and pages that tell their stories, is another story. And it is about God’s hand of miracle creating a purpose and providential plan for Denver Moore and Deborah & Ron Hall.
Either way you read it, you’ll need a mega portion of faith to accept the book as non fiction. Just hearing it told in the first person by Denver and Ron is not enough to make it real for the average reader. Even the verifiable events and places in the story and the photographs at the back of the book don’t make up for the supernatural eeriness that permeates the last two-thirds of the book. From Deb0rah’s dream that foretells Ron and Denver’s friendship to Denver’s recurring prophetic visions to the “visitations” by angels and the dead, the story brings heaven and earth a little too close for the average reader’s comfort.
But to the reader who believes in a God who communicates with ordinary everyday people, who believes that every one is called by God for a purpose, this book is an affirmation of the worthiness of life on earth. It is book that will tug at the godliness of the reader to make his life the best that it can be–through the power of God.
And to the reader who has never experienced God, open the book with an open mind. You just may be surprised by what you hear and feel by the end of the book.
To tell you more would give away the story.(I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their BookSneeze.com <http://BookSneeze.com> book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255)