Friday, July 5, 2013
Road Trip To Redemption
A struggling family decides to reconnect with each other through a road trip out west.
The first part of the book is explaining how they got into the situation they did. It was a little bit longer than it needed to be, but throughout this section, I could sense Brad's passion for reaching out to parents in similar situations. While it may seem like Brad is ignoring his other children in section one, section two starts out with a great explanation of his entire family. The second part was about their road trip, which was great to read about, but I would have rather seen it as a video!
"God doesn't call us to be comfortable. He calls us to trust Him so completely that we are unafraid to put ourselves in situations where we will be in trouble if He doesn't come through. ~Francis Chan, Crazy Love: Overwhelmed by a Relentless God" (137).
Each chapter begins with pictures from their trip. It is interesting to read how God came through for all of them on this journey.
At the end of the book, there are suggestions about planning your own road trip. This is not saying that a road trip is for everyone or that it is the answer to your family's problems. However, the suggestions for budgeting such a trip are great since he learned from his experiences on the road.
Tyndale House Publishers provided me with a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for this review.