If someone asks the question “What’s the true meaning of Easter?” and your answer conjures up images of a lilly, a chocolate cross and a boring church service you might need to read “The Chasm” by Randy Alcorn. This is definitely not the pastel Easter we’ve grown up with, nor is it a conventional story of the Passion. “The Chasm” is an allegory for what the death and resurrection of Christ really means to fallen humans in a broken world.
The story of a traveler in a strange and unsettling land, this short book by Randy Alcorn is the saga of Nick Seagrave (Edge of Eternity, by Randy Alcorn). Nick sees his life and his actions superimposed on a world that he must struggle to grasp. What is true? What is real? What is illusion? What matters? Nick finds answers and you might, too.
Including thought provoking questions from each chapter, this book is a great reminder of God’s gift to us via the cross and all that the grace of God means. Share with a friend!
Suzanne Kidwell is the host of the sensational, expose’ cable show “Judgement Day”. So what if she cuts a few corners, embellishes a few truths and disregards facts? The means justify the ends, right? Suzanne has the high ratings and fame associated with her go-get-’em show but that doesn’t protect her when her physician-boyfriend ends up dead in an explosion meant for her. When his nurse shows up dead on her apartment floor she is framed for the murder. Suzanne has made plenty of enemies along the way, so it is easy to find people with motives to do her harm. What has she stumbled upon that is so important that they want her dead?
Marcus Crisp, and his partner, Alexandria Fisher-Hawthorne are two private investigators brought in to help prove her innocence. Despite a romantic history with Marcus, Suzanne is forced to accept their help. What ensues is a page-turning suspense story that will have you asking a lot of questions!
Cloaked in a fast-paced detective story, Judgement Day raises a number of extremely subtle issues. It is a story of situational ethics and the snowball effects of selfishness. While the situations presented in the book are obviously extreme, each of us faces a myriad of small decisions every day that are pinned on situational rights and wrongs. What principles guide your life?
Although the book is categorized as Christian Fiction, the “Christian” content is more implied than overt. While you’re enjoying the fast-paced, wild, edgy ride you are subconsciously challenged to think about right and wrong. I enjoyed the book.
***WaterBrook Multnomah publishers provided me with a complementary copy of this book in exchange for my honest review***