Monday, July 28, 2014

All The Way Home, by Bruce Snavely




Title: All The Way Home

Author: Bruce Snavely

Publisher: Globalmax Publications

Paperback: 194 pages

Date: February 18, 2014








About the author:
Bruce Snavely is the founder and president of Global Baptist Training Foundation. After spending 20 years in ministry and 12 years in Christian higher education, Bruce's passion involves training national church leaders globally. He holds a Ph.D. in historical theology from Trinity College at the University of Bristol, UK. Dr. Snavely and his wife Grace have four children and seven grandchildren. 

About the book:
Home may appear to be infinitely far away-perhaps impossible to find. This is a story about a little boy who once thought that. From an idyllic beginning as a wealthy doctor's son, he became a ward of the state, tossed from one home to another in the foster care system. Disenfranchised from his father's will and separated from his brother and sister, he found that the harder he fought to reclaim his family, the further away his hope drifted. One day it was gone.

Much about what we read about broken homes and lives suggests hopeless futures and early graves. Here is one story with an ending reminding us that there is hope for those who think that God has abandoned them. One the contrary, God can indeed lead us...All the way Home.

My take:
Life can be very hard at times for everyone, but when you are a child and you are going through changes, it can be worse. All the Way Home, is about the life of a man who not only loses his father at young age but is tossed from foster home to foster home and is put through every test one could possibly imagine, yet later pulls himself out of the "mire" and becomes a dedicated Christian man who starts to "live" the life he feels like he desires.

All the Way Home is a well written book. To read what he went through was very heartbreaking. When you are young you cling to family, and when that family isn't 100% there for you, you can feel all alone, as did the author, who expressed his feelings in good and bad ways. I did feel at times that it was a little hard for me to "stay" in the book. I felt like some of the information he gave wasn't as important and it took away from his story. This book does not contain a lot of pages, so it can literally be read within a day. Also, there is a quote at the beginning of the book, that I must say is the best quote I have read to go along with a book.

If you are looking for a good story, then All the Way Home is for you. It is a very inspiring story that will let you know that life can change and turn around for you.

This a complimentary copy of this book was given to my by Bostick Communications for my honest opinion.