“Cross Roads was a great follow up to Young's earlier book, The Shack. This book does not disappoint. Like in his earlier novel, Young portrays the Trinity in new and surprising ways. While some might complain that his portrayals are non-Biblical, the power of his writing is in making Christians...”see full review » see other reviews »
“Cross Roads was a great follow up to Young's earlier book, The Shack. This book does not disappoint. Like in his earlier novel, Young portrays the Trinity in new and surprising ways. While some might complain that his portrayals are non-Biblical, the power of his writing is in making Christians think differently and from a new perspective about God and God's influence on/in a person's life. He breaks down the formulas which have domesticated God and replaced them with a formulation which honor's God's presence as a radical and life-changing influence. For those willing to see God's presence and open themselves to His influence, Young's novel is an invitation to embrace a loving God who longs to have a personal relationship with each individual.”TG wrote this review 3 weeks ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I read The Shack and was captivated. Crossroads is not a letdown. Please read. It has a message for everyone that is timely. Life is precious. God love you. This really is a MUST read for anyone who doubts or thinks that they have gone to far away from God's love.”Mrs K wrote this review Monday, November 11, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“As with The Shack, Paul Young holds unto the message of love and redemption, for anyone who seeks it. He followed the same premise as in his book The Shack in trying to make the Deity of God, Jesus Christ, Holy Spirit more natural for those who need to bring the concept into some kind of simple everyday message. The story is about Anthony Spencer (Tony). He's a hardheaded, wealthy businessman, who has destroyed many relationships. When a near death experience sends him into a coma, the readers are taken into his inner world. He starts on a journey into a land where he meets Jesus (brown eyed man), the Holy Spirit (Native American grandma), and Papa God (little girl).
Tony accepts an offer to go on a trip. So he is enabled to view life through the eyes of others (being in their heads and speaking with them) as he is transported back and forth from our world to his own inner world. The author brings characters into the story which are dealing with Down's Syndrome, cancer, death, betrayal, addiction and a range of sins. His transported to people through a kiss from the person in whom he is finding himself in that moment. The main people whom he visits are the tender, loving Cabbie and the kind, caring woman named Maggie. I rated it only with three stars because it was too artificial, too strange and unreal...in a word: mythical (I suppose).
There were also sections where I laughed out loud.”