Thursday, January 26, 2012

Book Review: The Encounter by Stephen Arterburn

If you're looking for a quick, simple, and uplifting read "The Encounter" by Stephen Arterburn would be a good choice.

A rich, famous, angry Jonathan Rush ventures to Fairbanks, Alaska on the advice of his counselor to find out the reason his mother left him at 4-years-old. With the help of a new friend, Erica Bingham, he searches his past history for answers. When they come across a woman named Mercy they are sure she holds information essential to piece together everything... if only they can convince her to talk to them.

This was a pretty easy read and somewhat predictable. Arterburn weaves his story in a calm way taking the reader through Jonathan's and Ada Rose's points of view with their individual stories. "The Encounter" was not a very exciting book but the message of forgiveness and acceptance was beautiful and comforting. At the end the reader will have plenty to reflect over in their own life.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze®.com book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255


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