I have been a fan of Randall Arthur for years! A chance to read and review this book was a pleasure! ~ Sheila
Pastor Jason Faircloth knows what he believes. His clear faith, in fact, is why he is one of the most prominent pastors in Atlanta. He relies on it to discipline his daughter, his wife, his church. He prays daily that others would come to see God’s ways as he does. And it is about to cost him everything.
What does it take to soften a heart so entrenched in law that it never truly loves?
Groping for answers in the face of tragedy, Jason begins a search for the only family he has left: the granddaughter kept hidden from him. Soon he finds himself on an international adventure that will take him straight into the depths of his soul. He is determined not to fail again.
A fast-paced suspense novel rich in spiritual depth, Wisdom Hunter explores what it means to break free of Christian legalism—and discover why grace can mean the difference between life and death.
In My Opinion:
I read Randall Arthur several years ago. In fact, I had read all three of Randall Arthurs books which include: Jordan’s Crossing and Brotherhood of Betrayal. I enjoyed his books so much, I have checked for new books from his occasionally on line and had come up empty. When I was requested to do a review to the re-issue of this book, Wisdom Hunter, I jumped at the chance.
Wayne Jacobson, publisher of The Shack says it well when he says, “Finally someone who understands that most religeous trappings do not enhance faith but actually undermine it!”
This is what I love about this book, Randall Arthur takes tough topics – real topics. When Jason Faircloth’s heavy handed teachings of right and wrong for his daughter causes him to lose her. As his world crumbles… Jason learns hard lessons on forgiveness.
This book is so well written, so fast paced, I read it in a matter of hours, not putting it down. As the story opens we find Pastor Jason Faircloth to be a man who has the respect of his congregational and he leads with the belief that he is right and it can only be his way – the way he believes. As God begans to put painful trials in Jason’s life, we start to see the truth.
It is so refreshing to read a Christian fiction book that is not sugar coated. Randall Arthur puts his characters through the wringer. I lie reading about real issues that happen in the lives of Christians, yes, even Pastors have their struggles as we can see all the time on the tv or read about in the paper. We all fall short and Randall Arthur gives us an honest look into one families struggles, driven apart to never be as they once were.
A book I thoroughly enjoyed and was thrilled to have the opportunity to not only read it again, but have the chance to share this read with all of you.
About the Author:
Randall Arthur is the bestselling author of Jordan’s Crossing and Brotherhood of Betrayal. He and his wife have served as missionaries to Europe for over thirty years. From 1976 till 1998, he lived in Norway and Germany as a church planter. Since 2000, he has taken numerous missions teams from the United States on trips all over Europe. Arthur is also the founder of the AOK (Acts of Kindness) Bikers’ Fellowship, a group of men who enjoy the sport of motorcycling. He and his family live in Atlanta, Georgia.
I received my review copy of this book from WaterBrook Press, a division of Random House