I’ve seen legalism in churches. I’ve seen people so caught up in the little, trivial things that they can’t see how it is affecting them and those around them. I know of a lady who wouldn’t sing worship songs because they were on the “wall” and not being read out of a hymnal. I’m not joking. What does this have to do with a book review? Everything.
The main character in Wisdom Hunter, by Randall Arthur, is a pastor who is very legalistic –and runs his church and family that way. And because of this, he finds himself alone, searching for answers –answers to questions he thought he’d figured out long ago.
Pastor Jason Faircloth sets out on a search for not only his lost family, but for his very soul. His travels, which span the globe, takes him to places most of us can only dream about. But through it all, Jason realizes that God has not only “not” forgotten him, but that his faith is being restored; a real faith, not one based on rules and regulations, but a faith based on the love of Christ and Him crucified.
I’ll have to admit, I didn’t know what to expect when I started this book. But about two-thirds of the way through, I was reading as fast as I could just so I could see how it ended –and I was not disappointed. The author does an excellent job of allowing us to see the inner thoughts and ramblings of a man who, in his late forties, has to start over, not only with his life but also with his faith. We are luckily let in on this roller coaster of a ride, both spiritually and emotionally.
I highly recommend this book for everyone. Whether you like drama, suspense, or love stories, this book is for you.