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What if God gave you the chance to go back on your life and put everything right - even do something miraculous? Would you have the courage to make the change, or would you make the same mistakes all over again?
In his second novel, Wm Paul Young, follows up on ‘The Shack’ with another story of a life-changing encounter with a most unexpected God. In ‘Cross Roads’, Young creates for us a new central character and a new situation. With his open, revealing style he takes the themes of ‘The Shack’ – and his readers, on a new and unexpected journey.
7 reasons to buy or give 'Cross Roads' by Wm Paul Young: author of 'The Shack':
• For more of 'The Shack' as a reassuring promise of God and Heaven
• For an engaging, emotionally charged story with a spiritual heart
• To Renew your association with God's Spirit as a real presence
• Discover more of Young's refreshing understanding of the Trinity
• To introduce another to God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit as a reality
• To experience what forgiveness what do in the most broken of lives
• To point another toward restoration through an engaging story of faith
In Young’s latest novel, multi-millionaire Anthony Spencer finds himself trapped in a coma and facing not only death, but the God he’s managed to avoid for most of his life. But this isn’t the God he imagined – and neither is the fate he might have expected. Given a second chance, Spencer is given a new perspective on life literally through the eyes of others. Facing the damage he caused himself and others old he is offered a ‘God given’ opportunity to undo the destructive consequence of events he’s already set in motion.
But what difference will his new ‘outsiders’ view of himself and of his past life make on the decisions he must make? Will Spencer have the courage to take the road – and would we? And if we would, what are we waiting for?
Wm P Young gives you another unique perspective of God and the Trinity – with God’s spirit as solid as a grandmother’s love. At least as controversial as his 18 million copy surprise bestseller, ‘Cross Roads’ offers another new exploration of spirituality for our century that will connect with the hearts of many who look for a loving God whose only desire is to make all things new.
Cross Roads by Wm Paul Young was published by Hodder & Stoughton in November 2012 and is our 13165th best seller. The ISBN for Cross Roads is 9781444745979.
Anthony Spencer, Tony to his friends, or those who toadied up to him, was a hard-bitten and ruthless businessman with many secrets: secrets locked away in his special hideaway. In fact he had become paranoid about them; sure that someone was after them. In reality he had developed a brain tumour and this is what then found him in a coma, near to death, and having an out-of -body experience like no other!
He finds himself in a forest, dressed in familiar hiking gear from his country retreat, (How’s that?) and walking along seemingly endless paths between the trees. Finally he comes to a solid rock face which appears to have a door carved into it. When he hears a knock from the other side, he sees a clasp with which he pulls the door open, and there stands a man who later says his name is Jack.
Jack is friendly enough, but within what turns out to be a solid wall, not just a single rock face, it is wasteland. ‘His’ wasteland. As the story unfolds, a Down Syndrome young lad kisses the Tony in the hospital bed and Tony immediately finds himself, not in the wasteland but in Cabby. Thence we are drawn into a family regularly visiting the hospital to see Cabby’s young sister desperately ill with a form of leukaemia. From now on the story moves from this family back to the ever improving ‘wasteland’ where ‘Jesus’ and the ‘Holy Spirit’ in the form of an old lady, help Tony understand what is going on.
If you enjoyed The Shack by this author you will love this book. If you did not, then why not give it a go? You might be surprised.
Cross Roads: Interview with WM Paul Young
Posted: Friday, February 1st
PREVIEW: Author of The Shack Returns With New Book
Posted: Friday, November 23rd
CHAPTER TITLES (CONTENTS)
A Congregation Of Storm
Dust To Dust
Once Upon A Time
Home Is Where The Heart Is
And Then There Was One
Slip Sliding Away
What Is The Soul Of Man?
A Storm Of Congregation
Betwixt And Between
A Thickening Of Plots
The Was Within
Face To Face
A Piece Of Pie
- a note the readers
The back cover supports this book with praise for its author and his previous book, the debut novel ‘The Shack’ – the surprise best seller of 2007 and earthquake in the publishing world:
‘One of the most faith-enhancing books I have ever read.’
‘This book has the potential to do for our generation what John Bunyan's Pilgrim’s progress did for his. It’s that good!’ – Eugene Peterson, author of The Message.
‘Bunyanesque – bold, imaginative, humane and funny.’ – The Church Times.
‘Word of Mouth has arrived on IK shores.’ – The Bookseller.
‘The year’s most unlikely blockbuster.’ – The Daily Express.
‘A huge number of readers testify on the web that the Shack brought them closer to their Creator.’ – TheGuardian.
The back cover of ‘Cross Roads also includes what on line readers said:
‘The only book I started re-reading as soon as I finished.’
‘Beautiful, painful, heart rending.’
‘You won’t be able to put it down.’
‘You need to read to this book.’
|Author / Artist||Wm Paul Young|
|Items in Pack||Single|
|Publisher||Hodder & Stoughton (November 2012)|
|Number of Pages||304|
|Page last updated||2nd December 2015|