Monday, July 8, 2013
Book Review: The Point - The Redemption of Oban Ironbout ~ by William E. Jefferson
The Point: The Redemption of Oban Ironbout is from new author, William E. Jefferson, a self-proclaimed "message maker". Interwoven in his book are words of truth pulled from the Scriptures.
There are four primary stories happening in this book. Hollie and Goodwin Macbreeze are on a journey of sorts. Hollie is battling a health condition, Goodwin is seeking a unique house in an area his grandfather once frequented, both are involved in a spiritual journey that is centered within a quiet, monastery-set community, and there is the extended mystery surrounding Oban Ironbout.
Monks take a month to delve into 12 deep Biblical truths that wrap a story within a story, creating a dramatic, thought-provoking, and poetic way of thinking. These twelve portions of The Point showcase Mr. Jefferson's message-making writing style.
While thought-provoking, I wasn't drawn into the story as I hoped I would be. At times it felt as though there was too much wordiness going on between Hollie and Goodwin; conversations that described more internalized thoughts or place-descriptors than what people would typically communicate in spoken word. The 12 stories that followed through Bible passages were most interesting to me.
I received this book from Handlebar Marketing in exchange for my honest review.
Posted by Heather H at 6:03 PM