October 26, 2009

Wisdom Hunter by Randall Arthur

Thanks to Multnomah Books, I received a free copy of Wisdom Hunter by Randall Arthur. It sounded interesting to me because it is the story of a man who through immense tragedy escapes the legalistic faith he had preached.

Wisdom Hunter has elements of thrill and elements of heart-wrenching personal issues and frusteration. After Jason Faircloth's runaway daughter dies giving birth to a little girl, he also loses his wife. He is then left to pick up the pieces, which includes finding his granddaughter who always seems just outside his grasp.

Arthur uses the story of Jason to illustrate where a legalistic, American "Christianity" falls short. I think that there are some great insights brought out through Jason's life journey. While in some places it may seem a little dated (it was originally published in 1991), I still think it is a book that is easy to relate to today.

I recommend this to anyone who has experienced hurt or pain by those who claim to be followers of Christ. It was a quick read for me, and one that made my heart race at times and at others, made tears come to my eyes.

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