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Thursday, October 4, 2012

The Reason by William Sirls

Genre- Fiction/Christian/GeneralThe Reason by William Sirls

Published by- Thomas Nelson

Copyrighted- 2012

Number of pages- 408

Age Group- Adult

Description of Book- paperback, list price $12.99, ISBN 978-1-4016-8736-6


A debut novel, this book begins with a storm over St. Thomas Church and then it continues with the storms of life in the local town.

The church’s large wooden cross is destroyed by a bolt of lightning and the members begin to lose their faith.  Some of the people like Macey Lewis and Brooke are told, “only believe.”  And that is very difficult for both of them as they work to save the life of Alex, Brooke’s son.  He has leukemia.

Macey, Zach, and other in the town are compelled by the phrase.

What will happen to their faith?

Author- William Sirls is the father of two and currently lives in Michigan. 

My Thoughts- I’m not sure what to think about this book.  I thought this book was creepy, in both a good way and a bad way.  It seemed to vary from one part of the book to another.  It’s a feeling I can’t really explain.

I wasn’t really sure about the character of Kenneth.  I didn’t think it was right to have a character that represented Jesus here on earth.  Kenneth was a carpenter and he performed miracles around town.  Jesus won’t becoming back as a person, so I think he never should have been represented as a person.

I didn’t like Alex having leukemia.  I would enjoy reading a book other than a romance that had healthy people.  I get tired of reading about sick or dying people.

I didn’t like this book, because of the representation of Jesus and Alex’s illness.  Read this book and tell me what you think.

Disclosure of Material Connection- I received The Reason by William Sirls for free from the publisher through the BookSneeze 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.

1 comment:

  1. I agree with you on your opinion about the interpretation of Jesus through the character of Kenneth. I also found the death of Alex to be unnecessary at the end because although it served as an opening for them to recite passages from Luke which tied the book together at the end, it still felt like Alex should never have died or should have stayed ultimately physically dead since it made the ending unrealistic and took away from the seriousness of the message, in my opinion.


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