Thursday, July 04, 2013

Book Review of "The Point: The Redemption of Oban Ironbout "


If you're looking for a light-hearted beach read, this is not it.  If you're looking for fiction that will stir your heart to reflection and spirituality, you should check out this book.  It is the mix of 12 contemplative readings and the story of a man's life change and redemption.  It has some very good pieces, but honestly it was hard for me to push through it.  I think it would have been a stronger book, if the content had been edited down more.

The 12 spiritual readings are somewhat reminiscent of C.S. Lewis' Screwtape Letters, talking about the battle between good and evil.

I most enjoyed the parts of the story directly related to Oban Ironbout, a man who has experienced incredible pain in life, and chose for 2 decades to live in bitter isolation.  The other 2 main characters, Goodwin and Hollie, journey into his life out of curiosity and end up aiding his process of healing and redemption.

I received this book free from Handlebar Marketing in exchange for my honest review.

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