Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday (5): Cross Roads by Wm. Paul Young

Waiting on Wednesday is a book meme hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we're all eagerly anticipating.
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Title: Cross Roads
Author: William P. Young
Genre: Christian Fiction
Publisher: Faith Words
Release Date: November 13, 2012
Goodreads: ADD
Purchase: Amazon/Indigo/Book Depository

Anthony Spencer is egotistical, proud of being a self-made business success at the peak of his game, even though the cost of winning was painfully high. A cerebral hemorrhage leaves Tony comatose in a hospital ICU. He 'awakens' to find himself in a surreal world, a 'living' landscape that mirrors dimensions of his earthly life, from the beautiful to the corrupt. It is here that he has vivid interactions with others he assumes are projections of his own subconscious, but whose directions he follows nonetheless with the possibility that they might lead to authenticity and perhaps, redemption.

The adventure draws Tony into deep relational entanglements where he is able to 'see' through the literal eyes and experiences of others, but is "blind" to the consequences of hiding his personal agenda and loss that emerge to war against the processes of healing and trust. Will this unexpected coalescing of events cause Tony to examine his life and realize he built a house of cards on the poisoned grounds of a broken heart? Will he also have the courage to make a critical choice that can undo a major injustice he set in motion before falling into a coma?


I read and liked the first book by this author, titled The Shack. It's adult fiction as well, and revolved around a very graphic crime. However, it was a little too religion-heavy for me (those who have read it will know what I mean). This new book sounds a lot more up my alley. I am an absolute SUCK for books that feature a comatose patient. I love where the author could potentially take the storyline-do they focus on the internal workings of the patients very alive mind? Or do they bring the story outside of the hospital? I prefer the former, as this book seems to have done, and I think it may turn out to be absolutely brilliant.


  1. oohhh comas and alternate dimensions. Interesting and new to me. Thanks for sharing! New follower!
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  2. I hadn't heard of this book or the author so thank you for spotlighting it! Thanks for sharing! ^.^ If you would like to check out my Waiting On Wednesday you can do so here. :)

  3. Sounds interesting. As the publisher is Faith Words, it will probably lean heavily on Christianity. Just keep that in mind when you begin reading.

    If you get a chance, visit my WoW.

  4. havent heard of this one but will look into it.
    if you like heres my WoW...

  5. Great pick. Thanks for sharing.


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