Thursday, July 14, 2011
Almost Heaven, by Chris Fabry
I'm several chapters into Chris Fabry's Almost Heaven now, and it's already wrapped itself around my heart. Actually, it had me crying on the first page of chapter one for this wonderful, sweet character, Billy Allman. And every other chapter or so I feel like I'm being fed a full spiritual meal. If you want an interesting and sympathetic main character to root for, and an insight into spiritual warfare that will have you constantly in communion with the Father, and examining your own inner life and motives while reveling in beautiful prose and a compelling story, then Almost Heaven is for you.
It's no surprise to me this book won a Christy Award. If I could only write a story this rich and spiritually profound! Chris Fabry I believe has a special anointing for this aspect of the craft. I'll just be happy to be held in its embrace for the hours I get to read it, but I have a feeling this one's going to stay with me for a long while.
Visit Chris and learn more about Billy Allman and Almost Heaven at his website: http://chrisfabry.com/almost-heaven.html
Billy Allman played the mandolin, and his story makes my heart sing.