Cross Roads by Wm. Paul Young

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8 Critic Reviews

Cross Roads will bring Young’s fans and new readers laugh-out-loud moments, relatable characters and creative surprises, not to mention a dose of encouragement to consider their own spiritual state.
-Charisma News

Synopsis

Anthony Spencer is egotistical, proud of being a self-made business success at the peak of his game, even though the cost of winning was painfully high. A cerebral hemorrhage leaves Tony comatose in a hospital ICU. He 'awakens' to find himself in a surreal world, a 'living' landscape that mirrors dimensions of his earthly life, from the beautiful to the corrupt. It is here that he has vivid interactions with others he assumes are projections of his own subconscious, but whose directions he follows nonetheless with the possibility that they might lead to authenticity and perhaps, redemption. The adventure draws Tony into deep relational entanglements where he is able to 'see' through the literal eyes and experiences of others, but is "blind" to the consequences of hiding his personal agenda and loss that emerge to war against the processes of healing and trust. Will this unexpected coalescing of events cause Tony to examine his life and realize he built a house of cards on the poisoned grounds of a broken heart? Will he also have the courage to make a critical choice that can undo a major injustice he set in motion before falling into a coma?
 

About Wm. Paul Young

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Wm. Paul Young was born a Canadian and raised among a Stone Age tribe by his missionary parents in the highlands of former New Guinea. He suffered great loss as a child and young adult and now enjoys the "wastefulness of grace" with his family in the Pacific Northwest.
 
Published November 13, 2012 by FaithWords. 299 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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All: 8 | Positive: 7 | Negative: 1

Examiner

Excellent
Reviewed by Gail Welborn on Nov 13 2012

Young , as before, captures a sense of universal torment and hurt that teaches there are choices if we open ourselves to see them.

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Book Reporter

Above average
Reviewed by Marcia Ford on Dec 14 2012

...CROSS ROADS is not the pioneering novel that THE SHACK was. It's at times confusing, and the abrupt ending feels like little more than a setup for the next book.

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Chron.com

Excellent
Reviewed by Maggie Galehouse on Nov 30 2012

Less autobiographical and more thoughtfully constructed.

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Charisma News

Good
Reviewed by Christine Johnson on Nov 17 2012

Cross Roads will bring Young’s fans and new readers laugh-out-loud moments, relatable characters and creative surprises, not to mention a dose of encouragement to consider their own spiritual state.

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The Tennessean

Excellent
Reviewed by Bob Smietana on Dec 01 2012

Young’s books argue that God is already present in everyone’s life, whether they believe or not.

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Covering Zone

Excellent
Reviewed by Converging Zone on Dec 01 2012

It will be one of the most profound books of fiction that you will ever read, simply because the truths within it are affirming, revelatory, and have the potential to be life changing.

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Philadelphia Sun

Excellent
Reviewed by Hudson on Nov 18 2012

The significance of the book for African Americans, as well as other readers, is that once again Mr. Young helps our society break down racial barriers.

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Faith Village

Good
Reviewed by Blake Atwood on Dec 19 2012

Cross Roads is equal parts The Great Divorce, The Pilgrim's Progress, and It's a Wonderful Life.

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