Cross Roads

Cross Roads

A Novel

Book - 2012
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"Anthony Spencer is egotistical, proud of being a self-made business success at the peak of his game, even though the cost of winning was painfully high. A cerebral hemorrhage leaves Tony comatose in a hospital ICU. He 'awakens' to find himself in a surreal world, a 'living' landscape that mirrors dimensions of his earthly life, from the beautiful to the corrupt. It is here that he has vivid interactions with others he assumes are projections of his own subconscious, but whose directions he follows nonetheless with the possibility that they might lead to authenticity and perhaps, redemption. The adventure draws Tony into deep relational entanglements where he is able to 'see' through the literal eyes and experiences of others, but is "blind" to the consequences of hiding his personal agenda and loss that emerge to war against the processes of healing and trust. Will this unexpected coalescing of events cause Tony to examine his life and realize he built a house of cards on the poisoned grounds of a broken heart? Will he also have the courage to make a critical choice that can undo a major injustice he set in motion before falling into a coma?"--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : FaithWords, 2012
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781455516049
Branch Call Number: F YOU
Characteristics: 290 p. ; 22 cm

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Perry2
Apr 13, 2015

Big fan of this author's first book "The Shack" so didn't know what to expect from this one. It was a bit slow going at first, but once I got past the first chapter I was hooked. Very powerfully written and at times laugh out loud funny. Loved this book and highly recommend it.

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sjswenson
Apr 15, 2013

Really too weird. I enjoyed The Shack but I only stayed with this so I could find out how it ended.

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readermanpdx
Dec 05, 2012

Another wonderful tale from Wm. Paul Young. Tony Spencer is a modern day Ebenezer Scrooge who falls into a coma and then encounters various spiritual figures and manifestations of part of his own psyche. He is also able to inhabit the brains of various people and help them and have them help him. He comes to the realization that he has not been a good man, husband, father, boss or brother and sets out to make things right. He is given the ability to heal one person and that is a challenge for him. Wonderful allegorical tale from a local author.

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