Friday, September 14, 2012

The Reason

When facing the impossible, will you believe?
Storm clouds gather over a small Michigan town. As thunder shakes the sky, the lights inside St. Thomas Church flicker . . . and then go out. All is black until a thick bolt of lightning slices the sky, striking the church’s large wooden cross—leaving it ablaze and splintered in two. When the storm ends—the search for answers begins. James Lindy, the church’s blind minister, wonders how his small congregation can repair the cross and keep their faith in the midst of adversity. And he hears the words “only believe. ”Macey Lewis, the town’s brilliant young oncologist, is drawn to Alex, a young boy who’s recently been diagnosed with an aggressive leukemia. She puts her hope in modern medicine—yet is challenged to “only believe.”And Alex’s single mom, who has given everything she can to her boy, is pleading with God to know the reason this is happening . . . to save her son. But she only hears silence and wonders how she can possibly “only believe.”The Reason is a milestone debut novel, opening with a thunderbolt and never letting up as it introduces us to everyday characters who are wrestling with the questions: Where is God when bad things happen? And does God ignore the prayers of the faithful? The answer each character receives will astound readers while offering an unforgettable call to hope, to change, to . . . only believe.
I must start out by saying I really enjoyed this book, more than I thought I would, this book is a rare gem of a book, one that makes you laugh then cry and you never, ever want to put it down. The reason is full of twist and turns throughout the story that make it almost seem like a mystery then a work of just fiction. I would recommend anyone reading this book, Christian or not it will strengthen you belief in miracles.
   I was not made to write a good review, only to voice my honest opinion, I received this book for free for review by Thomas Nelson.


  1. I also enjoyed this book--especially the characters, who are very authentic and real. The Reason made me really think about some deep questions—why does God seem to answer some prayers but not others, what is the nature of healing, why do bad things happen to good people? Anyone wrestling with their faith, trying to “only believe,” should read this book.

    1. Thanks for what you said, as a young lady who has gone thru several health problems in my life it is sometimes hard mot to question God's hand in all things.