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.

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