Monday, May 2, 2016

Title:God's Not Dead 2
Author: Travis Thrashher
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers
Published Date: March 1st 2016
Rating: 4 Stars

“Books can be dangerous. The best ones should be labeled "This could change your life.”
― Helen Exley--

This book was an up from the first one, as I thought that it jumped around in POVs a little bit too much, and generally wasn't that passionate as this one is. It's told by the perspectives of two main characters; Amy the reporter/blogger and Tom the lonely lawyer. In the book, there are many haunting questions that will stick around with you, in particular I remember the memory:

"Who do you say I am?

This was, as I could identify it, the thread that runs through the whole book and makes it message loud and clear. It's not just a book about a court case and faith on trail, it's also all of the characters on trail everyday in their personal life.As Grace Wesley says in a metaphor, which really seemed to strike a chord with Tom the Lawyer. I would classify this as Christian fiction- but apparently it's based on the true story of a court case which now I can better understand and imagine.

I do realize that this is a about faith-based principles book, and so I think that it stuck to that main idea very well, because it wasn't trivial about relationships or upholding the appearances, it was more about the internal struggle.

To whomever may be reading this review, I beg of you to not make the same mistake as I have in regards to this. Always read the book first before watching the movie, because in this particular story is much more deeper with diving into belief systems, past mistakes, and dysfunctioning relationships. The fact is, that the author can definitively cover more ground with 378 pages than an almost two hour movie ever good.

I would recommend this to anyone who is curious or searching about information on Christianity. This book provides a realistic relatable journey of struggles and doubts, and it's not one of those works that try to push their religion in your face, all of the characters play it out in quite a subtle way. And you honestly won't walk away the same, it's that dangerous!