2008: Five Sacred Crossings: A Novel Approach to a Reasonable Faith / Craig J. Hazen

This is a review of a book whose appearence I have awaited eagerly: Five Sacred Crossings: A Novel Approach to a Reasonable Faith, by Dr. Craig J. Hazen of Biola University.

See the original review at StandtoReason.blog at this link.

The book is available at Amazon.com at this link.

Thanks, Dr . Hazen, for a great book.

Love & Thanks,
Steve St.Clair

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Five Sacred Crossings: A Novel Approach to a Reasonable Faith
Craig J. Hazen
December 18, 2007
Fiction that Tells the Truth

Craig Hazen has ventured into a very challenging contemporary endeavor: to use fiction, story-telling, to write about the weighty issues of theology, philosophy, and ultimately redemption. It’s easy to lament that the appeal of storytelling is usually utilized to communicate bad ideas; Craig has taken on the challenge it to share good ideas in the novel Five Sacred Crossings, due out January 1.

I don’t read much fiction anymore because I’m usually bored by it. Many authors fall into predictable formulas. I found Craig’s book engaging, entertaining, and intellectually stimulating. That’s a rare combination, especially in fiction.

This is a truly unique book: a page-turner that is intriguing, intellectually and spiritually insightful, and a timely thriller that left me in tears. Craig has woven fiction and substantive theology and philosophy in a form that will attract and engage many people who wouldn’t otherwise pick up a book on these topics. Good fiction is harder to do, I think, than writing about religion, and he’s done both well. It really is a must-read.

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