A Step of Faith by Richard Paul Evans
(Simon & Schuster, 2013, 279 pages)
Following the #4 New York Times bestseller The Road to Grace, Richard Paul Evans’s hero Alan Christoffersen faces a life-changing crisis on his journey to grace.
After the death of his beloved wife, after the loss of his advertising business to his once-trusted partner, after bankruptcy forced him from his home, Alan Christoffersen is a broken man. Leaving everything he knows, he sets out on an extraordinary cross-country journey; with only the pack on his back, he is walking from Seattle to Key West—the end of the map.
Along the way, Alan begins to heal, meeting people who teach him lessons about love, sacrifice, and forgiveness. But in St. Louis, Alan faces another life-changing crisis, and now the journey is in jeopardy.
I couldn’t wait to read the 4th book of this series. It was well worth the wait, let me tell you! It was also cool to see that St. Louis was a part of his journey. I didn’t want the story to end. Thank God there will be another one coming 🙂 Richard Paul Evans has tugged at my heart again with A Step of Faith, the latest installment of his amazing “The Walk” series. Alan heads from St. Louis through the deep South tasting the culture and amazing food along the way.
He meets some very interesting people including an encounter with a “religion” he never expected. All of them have Alan pondering what he really needs and wants most. When Alan comes to the realization about what to do, he hits another speed bump in his path. I read this book quickly and could not put it down. Mr. Evans is an incredible storyteller and this book is the best one of this series, yet! Now begins the agonizing wait for the final part of this incredible adventure which is due out next year. “The Walk” series puts readers through an emotional wringer and we are better for the ride.
It started out with The Walk and now after many Miles to Go down The Road to Grace take A Step of Faith and join the journey. Life’s road will never look the same. I have read each of “The Walk” Series books as they came out. I am curious how this trip is going to end since A Step of Faith had a surprise ending! All of Richard Paul Evans books are inspiring and heartfelt and this book is no different. I can’t tell you how much I’m looking forward to the next one! My only complaint with this book is that it is to be continued. Ironically, that is also a blessing because it means at least one more book in this wonderful series!
I definitely recommend reading this series. It was good for my soul. It will leave you with deep thoughts about the journey we’re all taking and where life will lead us. I would so love to see it turned into a movie. It would be great!