As a Christian, it is a great comfort to know that all things happen for a reason and that God has a plan through it all. This lesson is very clean in The Reason by William Sirls.
The Reason is full of a mish-mash of characters whose lives become interconnected through the book. A blind pastor and his wife take in a single mom and her son, who is diagnosed with leukemia. The doctors in the pediatric ward treating the boy, Alex, become close to this family as well. A stranger named Kenneth meets all of these characters and strange things start to happen in their lives, things that can only be described as miracles. Through all of these events, the characters learn the reason for many of the things that have happened in their lives.
I must admit, I did not like this book at all. I finished it only because I felt I had too. I found it very cheesy and predictable. While the characters ask good questions, the answers that seem to convince them are less the token answers given. I did not find my faith challenged or strengthened in any way. While the plot was interesting, it was very farfetched. I believe that grace runs through everything in this world and I do not need a blatant Christ figure like Kenneth to show me that. While I am sure there are some people that will really enjoy this book, it certainly is not for me.
I received a free copy from Book Sneeze in exchange for my impartial review.