When this sleek little book showed up in the mail, I gotta admit that I found myself taken in simply from the cover photo...but as I cracked open the cover to begin reading, I didn't put it down until I was finished with the whole book.
Written from the perspective of a fictional character named Liz, this book lays out the gospel in an easy-to-read-and-understand way that leaves you thinking, laughing and grabbing your Bible to re-look at things you thought you knew already. I loved that Liz spoke to God the way she did because that is my relationship with Him in a nut-shell...constant chatter, willing to say exactly what we think about what He is asking us to do but always with the tone of a close relationship that knows its boundaries. He takes Liz on a tour of the human condition with stops in places like "Comfort Zone", the garden of the heart and the place where we decide if we want to listen to the lies or reach out for Truth.
If anyone has read "The Shack"...then I would say that this is a similar type book, but much simpler format and story line. At just over 150 pages, it is a short and sweet read that I would recommend for anyone wanting to understand just what Jesus is all about...and I am actually planning to pass this one along to each of my kids to read, to open dialogue and answer their questions.
Liz always felt God beside her, but she never thought she would be in His passenger seat! In this humorous, heartfelt adventure story, God invites an ordinary woman to travel with him on a life-changing road trip. Along the way, they encounter fantastic beings, heavenly houses and extraordinary communities that Liz could never have imagined. But this is no vacation. Liz soon realized there was a lot she didn't understand about God, the world and her role as a Christian. God has a lot to teach Liz, and underneath all the whimsy is a deeper spiritual message with real-life applications. Will she be able to comprehend all this new wisdom – and will she have the courage to accept the challenging mission God charges her with? Buckle up and join God and Liz on the journey of a lifetime.
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I was provided a copy of The Road Trip by Shelton Interactive for the sole purpose of a review. All opinions expressed in this post are my own and no other compensation was given for this review.