Saturday, December 17, 2016

Long Way Gone - A Book Review

Long Way Gone is the first book I have read by Charles Martin.  I really don't read a lot of books by male authors.  It's nothing personal, I just usually connect better with books written by female authors.  This book, however, was completely different.  Wow!  That's the word that best describes it for me.  I did not want it to end and if all the books Charles Martin writes are like this I will be reading them all.

This book is heartbreaking.  Heartbreaking and heartwarming all at the same time. It was sad, but held hope.  If you have ever felt like you were too far gone for God's love, you can relate to this book.  Such a powerful message of forgiveness. I can count on one hand how many books have made me cry and this book has made the list.  It is moving.  A must read!

At the age of eighteen, musician and songwriter Cooper O’Connor took everything his father held dear and drove 1,200 miles from home to Nashville, his life riding on a six-string guitar and the bold wager that he had talent. But his wager soon proved foolish.
Five years after losing everything, he falls in love with Daley Cross, an angelic voice in need of a song. But just as he realizes his love for Daley, Cooper faces a tragedy that threatens his life as well as his career. With nowhere else to go, he returns home to the remote Colorado mountains, searching for answers about his father and his faith.
When Daley shows up on his street corner twenty years later, he wonders if it’s too late to tell her the truth about his past—and if he is ready to face it himself.
A radical retelling of the prodigal son story, Long Way Gone takes us from tent revivals to the Ryman Auditorium to the tender relationship between a broken man and the father who never stopped calling him home.

“No matter where you go, no matter whether you succeed or fail, stand or fall, no gone is too far gone. You can always come home.”

***Thanks to for poviding me with a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

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