Friday, July 27, 2012

Review: Chuck Graham's book The Company.

Okay, this is another one of those books.  You know the kind.  They keep you up way too late into the evening.  They burn precious electricity while darkness surrounds you.  What if... what if darkness always surrounded you? 

Terror reigns as a meteor hits the earth shaking it to its foundations.  Cataclysmic repercussions leave the small village of .............. in total darkness... the last people alive on the face of the earth. 

This is not actually an end times book, although it sounds like it.  It's not meant to explain prophecy.  It is a fictional book.  It does, however, reveal spiritual truth.  The foreshadowing was skillful.  Knowing that it was a parable, I was puzzling through it as I read.  I still found surprises.  This is not usually my genre; but, I found this to be a very intriguing book.  I would be happy to read more of Chuck Graham's books.  Five stars from this reader.

A meteor strike plunges the world into darkness. A stranger to the village of Brigos Glen restores power and light, supplied by three businesses, known as “The Company,” located beyond the forbidden mountains. The stranger reveals a plan so the Brigons can maintain the power and share the light with outlying territories, which remain shrouded in darkness.

Now, seventy years later, The Company summons six Brigons, including the young engineer Sam Mitchell, to attend a conference in the mountains of the forbidden Outlands.

Responsible for compiling a report about Brigos Glen from his five companions, Sam learns how managers and villagers largely ignored the plan or compromised it to self-interest, forsaking their duty to share the light. They also took for granted The Company responsible for generating and transmitting the power.

In an ordeal fraught with failure, revelations, and judgment, Sam discovers the true identity behind The Company and learns the fate that may befall Brigos Glen . . . that is, unless he can stop it.

Chuck Graham's legal career as an attorney in private practice spanned more than thirty-one years. He represented many local, national, and international clients, acquiring intricate knowledge about the often-overlapping structures of the corporate world.  Chuck is also a speaker and the author of Take the Stand and A Year of Encouragement
In 1997 he founded Ciloa (Christ Is Lord Of All), a ministry devoted to sharing God’s encouragement with the world and teaching those who follow Him how to encourage others. Chuck serves as executive director and principal author of A Note of Encouragement, a weekly e-zine reaching 175 countries. 
He and Beverly, his wife of thirty-four years, have lived in Lawrenceville, a suburb of Atlanta, for fourteen years. God has blessed them with three children. In his free time, Chuck enjoys backpacking and hiking (especially on the Appalachian Trail), playing the guitar, dabbling in photography, and reading extensively about the Christian faith.

I received this book free of charge in exchange for an honest review.

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