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Safely Home by Randy Alcorn

posted Sep 7, 2013, 12:18 PM by Fccea Webmaster   [ updated Apr 6, 2014, 7:20 PM by Jesse Griffin ]
I am not normally a huge fan of Christian fiction, however this book is an exception. It tells the story of Ben Fielding and Li Quan -- roommates at Harvard who went their separate ways after college. Fielding becomes a major company executive in the United States, and under his direction the company expands rapidly into China. Li Quan returns to his native China with ambitions to become a college professor.

During their time at Harvard, Fielding has introduced his Chinese roommate to Christ through on-campus ministries. However in the 20 years since, he has gone through divorce, has lost all interest in religious activities and is focused on becoming the next CEO of his company. Through a series of circumstances he meets up with his old college roommate in China.

There is a plot to the story after that point, but the main emphasis of the story is to demonstrate the new kind of persecution which goes on in China and other places like it around the world. It is a powerful story of God's true expectations for Christian living and the value and expectation of persecution. This book will open your eyes to the realities of the world in which we live – and to what genuine Christian faith entails.

Pastor David McNeff