What if you could go back and put things right?
By Wm Paul Young
This second novel from Wm Paul Young, author of international bestseller THE SHACK, is an inspiring and provocative story of a man who only realises how bad his life has been when it's too late - yet is miraculously given a chance to put things right. Will he take it?
Multi-millionaire Anthony Spencer is trapped in a coma and finds himself in a surreal world that reflects the skewed priorities of the life he's lived on earth where he meets a stranger who turns out to be Jesus and a grandmother who is the Holy Spirit.
Pleading for a second chance, he is sent back to earth to redeem himself. There he must fight to put right the mess he's created, experiencing events through others' eyes before deciding how to use the miraculous gift he's been given. Before his illness he had set events in motion that he now needs to undo - but will he have the courage to make the right choice?
THE SHACK is an international phenomenon, surpassing 1 million copies sold before being picked up by a mainstream publisher: its combination of radical spirituality with a heart-wrenching story made it a word-of-mouth hit, and CROSS ROADS has all the ingredients to repeat its impact.
Wm Paul Young was born in Canada but raised by his missionary parents among a stone age tribe in the highlands of what was New Guinea. He suffered great loss as a child and young adult, but now enjoys the 'wastefulness of grace' with his family in the US Pacific Northwest. This is his second book.
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12 Sep 2013
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Hodder & Stoughton
One of the most faith-enhancing books I have ever read. — Bear Grylls on THE SHACK
This book has the potential to do for our generation what John Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress did for his. It's that good! — Eugene Peterson on THE SHACK
This book is speaking loud and clear to a lot of people — The Independent on THE SHACK
Bunyanesque - bold, imaginative, humane and funny — Church Times on THE SHACK
Once again we have an interesting depiction of the Trinity but I was really taken by the breaking down of the 'wilderness of his soul' that the lead character experiences whilst in his coma. Certainly one to spark some lively discussions... — Together
Ruthless Tony spencer rates success by the amount of real estate properties he owns. Charismatic when in need of information, or anything to augment success, he is ruled by the need to increase and maintain his capital. Divorcing and then remarrying his wife only to fully destroy her- physiologically, financially and legally- his only concern is to maintain the upper hand. Yet, there are moments when he succumbs to alcohol and remembers the faults in his actions, the things he has lost. With a second chance, he either has to make right the things he has done , or give someone a chance at a better life. — Church of England Newspaper
The strength of this novel is its ability to face up to the realities and tragedies of life; as a result, it could be a great book to lend a friend who has given up on faith... If you liked The Shack, you will love this book — Christianity Magazine