Through All Things . . .

Lauren Compton Review 2 Comments

I thought it was about time I hopped on the blog and let you all know I’m still here! 😀 And what better way to jump back in than with an indie book review?!

Indians, action-scenes, faith in God, and interesting characters = a refreshing, captivating, and worthwhile read.

I finished this book by Malachi Cyr as a read aloud with my family earlier this year. And it’s one of those books that I wish wasn’t quite finished yet, because I want to keep reading! The characters were lovable (at least some of them were . . . 😉 ) and each had their own unique personality that makes you want to read more about them!

Synopsis:

Loved ones must be rescued.
His brothers depend on him for survival.
The trail behind him is already stained with pain and loss.

Allen is only seventeen, but tragedy and a strong sense of duty already weigh on his shoulders. As the French and Indians wage brutal warfare on the English settlers, Allen embarks on a treacherous journey to free his captive sister and her friend.

With little hope of survival and even less for success, Allen knows he needs God to do the impossible. But if God is able to do all things, why does everything seem to be going wrong?

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But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.

Matthew 19:26

What I Liked

  • The action and adventure (I could tell this was written by a boy 😀 )
  • That the characters weren’t perfect–they struggled and grew.
  • The good role-models for boys (and girls)–characters doing the right thing even when it was anything but pleasant.
  • That faith in God was key to the plot–if you remove the faith element the story would fall apart.

What I Didn’t Like

  • I was wary of some of the boy/girl interactions at the very start but ok with how things ended up/proceeded.

This book illustrates the theme so, so well! 🙂 I felt the varying emotions right along with the characters (yep, I may have teared up more than once). And I came away with a fresh realisation that “through all things” God is faithful.

“I thought over the events of the past few days. Despite the tragedy, I realized how God had been with us.”

–Allen, Through All Things

I hear the author is working on another novel! I’ll be eager to read that one too! 😀

Have you read this book or any of the author’s short stories? Who was your favourite character?

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