Wednesday, May 1, 2013
REVIEW: Through the Valley Love Endures by Eddie David Santiago
Title: Through the Valley Love Endures
Author: Eddie David Santiago
Published Date: April 2013
Publisher: Hayson Publishing
Copy provided by: Promotional Book Tours
Add to: Goodreads
Rating: 4 stars
Synopsis: Forced to face his own mortality, Eddie Santiago fought to stay alive in a broken world. His incredible journey through heartbreak, abuse, and adversity left him with one truth: every life makes a difference. This is the true and compelling story of his supernatural quest through the valley of death, doubt, and darkness. Eddie provides a passionate story that will capture the attention of even the toughest skeptics. Angels, demons, heaven, hell, Jesus and the devil: are they fiction, or are they more real than anything else in the world?
My Review: I'd like to thank the author and Promotional Book Tours for the chance to read this book for review.
I have to say, at the very beginning of this book, I thought it was a bunch of crap. As the book progressed though, it became more believable. At the very end, I found myself wanting to believe that this sort of God exists.
In my day job, I'm a scientist, I believe in numbers and facts and figures, so faith for me without seeing (which is the very definition of faith), is damned near impossible. I want proof, I want to see it and touch it, and see it interact with other things. Once that happens then I know its true.
So, reading this book while in a spiritual crisis myself, was difficult. However, that didn't detract from the book itself. The book was well-written, though it felt a little strained at the beginning, almost stumbling. The pace evened out after the first few chapters and it became an interesting read for me.
I have to admit, the first few nights after reading this book, I did ask God to show Him/Her self to me in my dreams. The results? I got nothing. So, the spiritual crisis is still fully functional.