Randy Alcorn is one of my favorite authors. I have read all of his fiction and some of his non-fiction. His books have helped me change my perspective on a lot of things most importantly eternity. He takes the fear (and some of the sadness) out of death and gives the reader a longing for being united with Jesus and reunited with loved ones who have gone on ahead to their eternal rewards. Randy’s books have encouraged me to delve deeper into God and HIS Word.
About a year ago, I found the book Safely Home at the library and could barely put it down. It is a gripping story of two college friends who met in the United States. Both had the potential to become influential in their chosen fields. Twenty years later, they live a world apart in many ways, but find themselves reunited in China under disturbing circumstances.
American business executive Ben Fielding has no idea what his brilliant old college roommate is facing in China. After 20 years he expects to pick up where they left off. But when they're reunited in China, the men are shocked at what they discover about each other. The paths they've walked have shaped their lives and loyalties in radically different ways.
Thrown together in an hour of encroaching darkness, watched by unseen eyes, both must make choices that will determine not only the destinies of two men, but two families, two nations...and two worlds.
Quote from Safely Home
“One moment after men die,” Li Tong said, “they know exactly how they should have lived. But then it is too late to go back and live their lives over again. Too late for the unbeliever, in the jaws of hell. But also too late for the believer, who cannot relive his life, remake his choices, this time following his King more faithfully.”
Starting this month Randy's blog will feature a book giveaway of the month! Each month three randomly drawn winners will receive a brand new, signed copy of one of Randy's books. Go check out his blog and leave a comment for a chance to win Safely Home. If you don't win, check your local library or buy a copy from your local Christian bookstore or from Randy's website, its a book that could change your life or at least the way you think about the persecuted church and those who would be thrilled to have one page of God's Holy Word to read.
In my opinion, one of the most exciting things about this book is that the author and cover artist pledge to donate all royalties to help the persecuted church around the world. Let's all strive to do something that matters for our persecuted brothers and sisters.
*February 25, 2008 - Update*
For winners to the contest check Randy's Blog.