I just had to share this STUNNING REVIEW that left me speechless at how God is above and beyond all things!!
The website link is below. This lady posted it on Amazon and Christianbook.com. Pininterest and her website, just because she wanted to!!
Here it is:
Since Pilgrims Progress by John Bunyan, there has never been an allegory written that so clearly depicts the journey of a soul from birth, discovering purity and evil, choosing one's road,
and the passing into eternity. The Bible says that Christ is The Word, God, existed in the beginning with God, gave life to all He created and brought light into the world. John 1:1-5.
What if the Word was not only a noun, but also a verb and an adjective? What if the Word who created all, also Told history, spoke it into existence with his breath,
his voice, his being, speaking his power over all?
"Let there be..."
"Rise and walk"
"It is finished."
K.A. Gunn takes the reader into a deep journey with author Leonard Told and his jealous fallen enemy author Luman who
also is writing his anti-history, giving all characters the opportunity to believe truth or deception. Those reading this allegory also experience this same choice.
As I read this powerful story, there were times I needed to close this book for a few hours to savor and absorb the words of truth as in this scene with Brew, the main character.
"Yes, Brew." He (Told) turned to me again. "All facades hiding my name will come down.
I am the antidote. I am the tree of life grown from the seed that first had to die.
I am Told -to write for the Untold."
The eternal truths presented in this story will force you to meditate
on the words of Told as well as the revelations of the characters as they decide whether or not to accept the words of Told.
This book is not only for the follower of the Word (Told), but also for those following his enemy, (Luman). The depth of this book will challenge the intellectually elite while sharing the gentle simplicity of the Told's desire to simply become
our all in all.
I believe The Book of Told will
become a classic in literary history, sharing its message for centuries to come. Let The Book of Told write on your life to bring you closer
to the Word in your story.
This book was presented to me by the author, K. A. Gunn, in exchange for my honest review.
will remain a highlight and constant reminder of God’s leading, whenever I look back from this point on. I could not have guessed at the reality of what might come from the story He put on my heart. This review has my family members actually turning
the pages (finally). It has friends and extended family deciding to look into it with enthusiasm rather than awkward quietness. I am grateful to this lady because God has used her response to open the door for God’s power to enter into some lives that
do not know Him yet. What a joy I hope she lives in.
I, personally, knew the story was special because it used His template, His story outline, His allegorical style. No talent or gift or insight comes from anyone but the Maker of us
Many authors, publishing companies and such, told me that allegory was a genre of 30 years ago and was now out of style. It didn’t bother me at the time because I had only one story in my mind and no other intentions but
to spell it out, if only for my own sake.
But after this honest review from a stranger, I am reminded that allegory could never be completely unpopular because Jesus spoke in allegory; the entire bible is full of hidden meanings, deep
modern-life applicable nuances. To hate allegory is to stay shallow, to not alter, to never be challenged to see further into what we see the surface of.
I praise You God with my life –
Down on my knees
Face to the floor
Hands raised in honor
God of the universe – I LOVE YOU!