Tuesday, November 22, 2016
The Great Good Thing by Andrew Klavan
Andrew Klavan is a name known in the literary world in the realm of crime fiction. He is prolific and best known for True Crime among many other works. His work uses at least one character who is a Christian in a major role.
He did not start out life with that viewpoint. In fact he was not even interested in that area.
His childhood was far from what we would see as religious. His parents were only Jewish in name and agnostic even atheist in practice.
His early childhood was spent in his mind in stories he made up. No one really knew. Education wise he was able to bluff his way through school. He never read the required books assigned but was able to bluff his way to good grades.
He had Christian influences as he grew from childhood to adolescence. He knew about the Bible but it was just a book to him that contained great plot ideas.
But he was intellectual and had to read through the book for himself.
This is a memoir that starts at age sixty when he is being baptized than backtracks to carry the story forward from birth to the baptism. It has great fiction technique. You can see he has great command of language. It is an easy read.
This book was sent to me free from booklookbloggers.com for the purpose of review. I recommend this as a book to be shared with seekers. It is a good evangelistic tool.