11/11/2010

Almost Heaven

Chris Fabry
2010
Tyndale Fiction
Christian Fiction

Reviewed by Cindy Loven

My first thought about this book was, making war in the heavenlies.  Billy Allman, seems to be a normal boy, living a normal life.  Until a flood takes away much more than Billy will ever understand for years.  His daddy tried to save family friends, only to  have the whole family die and himself to survive.  Fighting the depression that comes with the failure to save the family is more than Billy's daddy can take and he takes his own life, leaving his body for Billy to find. 
Traumatic experiences like this seem to plague Billy's life, and the side story of this book is from the point of view of the angel sent to guard over Billy.  Billy by no means lives a dull life and eventually goes on to build a Christian radio station which he operates from his home.  Spiritual battles, and physical battles literally try to take Billy out of the picture, but he perseveres and succeeds in life. 
Chris Fabry brings us a wonderful story of a man who was destined to be great in a small way, the testimony of Billy Allman is a awesome story.  While this book is fiction it is a beautiful story that could have truly been the life story of many people who have walked the road Billy walked.  I loved this book and look forward to reading more from Chris Fabry.  365 pages US $13.99 4 stars

This book was provided for review purposes only, no payment was received for this review. 

Google+ Badge