Friday, September 7, 2012

The Reason by William Sirls

The Reason by William Sirls. Lightning strikes the cross on the lawn of a small country church in a little town in Michigan.  This strike not only frightens the 3 people who are inside cleaning the church but cuts the huge cross to half its size and there is no insurance to pay for its repair.  The little 5 year old in the church with his mother will soon be diagnosed with a very aggressive leukemia.  The oncologist who is soon to be taking this case is one of the best in pediatric oncology and her skill is above reproach.  Each one of the characters as they pray for assistance hears “only believe”.  It is seen in the graffiti on a train going by.  They all have the same question why?  Why me? Why my son? Why Why Why?  But the answer is also the same—only believe.
Great novel Mr. Sirls!  I was so moved by this book.   This book is a novel, it is a retelling of parts of the Gospel, and it is a love story all rolled into one.  I really enjoyed reading this book.  I laughed and I cried. Sometimes I had to stop reading because I couldn’t see through my tears.  I would recommend reading this book to anyone who enjoys reading Christian novels.    
I received this book from Booksneeze for this review.

1 comment:

  1. I love when stories give you spiritual insights into the very things you’re struggling with. The Reason made me really think about some deep questions—why does God seem to answer some prayers but not others, what is the nature of healing, why do bad things happen to good people? Anyone wrestling with their faith, trying to “only believe,” should read this book.