Safely Home by Randy Alcorn is a novel about two friends, Ben Fielding and Li Quan. When Li receives a scholarship to Harvard, he finds himself roommates with Ben. The pair became great friends, but when Li returned to China, they drifted apart. Fast forward twenty years. Ben visits China on business and stays in Li’s house. It’s a powerful visit where Ben’s faith in God is restored and his heart is moved in ways he never could have imagined.
I really liked this book! I love how the first several chapters switch between Li’s life in China and Ben’s life in the U.S. It shows the extreme differences between two totally opposite worlds. The book also creates an awareness of the persecuted church and challenges believers all over the world to pray. Western minds, I think, have a hard time fathoming what the persecuted church goes through, and I think this book did a great job creating a picture of what it’s like through the lives of two friends on opposite sides of the world. I would definitely recommend it!
Disclosure : I received this book for free from Tyndale House Publishers in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.