This was a great Christian fictional love story about a young man who was adopted,Michael Kent, and then grew up to become a priest and Olympic Champion bicyclist. The story follows the challenges he faced throughout his romantic relationships. He develops a special relationship with a parishioner who has lived a difficult life; this relationship causes him to be attacked. I don't want to tell more and spoil the story for anyone who might read later.
Young does a remarkable job of character creation, plot formation and story telling. I found myself getting attached to Michael Kent, and the story, wanting to go back to the book every chance I got to find out what happened next. Young’s writing style is such that he brings the reader inside of the story to the point that I felt that I was almost friends with the characters.
He also succeeds in painting a portrait of the human side of a priest and transforming the stereotypical view of a priest that I had in my mind. This portrayal helped me to imagine a younger, cooler, priest who can be a role model and hero to young people in his role.
I loved this book and highly recommend it to any Christian reader.
Thanksgiving Challenge and Joy Dare
Today, I am thankful for:
315. Meds for my friend who is suffering.
316. Two good surprises from friends.
317. Two positive feedback comments on my writing.
copyright 2012 by Kathy Robbins