Journey to Gloryby Carrie Rachelle Johnson Published 16 Feb 2016
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The world has become a dark place in need of light. Evil runs rampant and people are in need of hope. On Mount Glory, the Ancient One waits to provide that hope to those who are willing to seek Him. By following the Bright Morning Star, some travelers embark on a journey that would change their lives forever. Yet the evil dragon Diablo has no intention of allowing anyone to accept the love of the Ancient One and join His service. The travelers must be swayed from their journey or if not, destroyed before they reached the mountain. What chance could these travelers have against such a heartless, cruel creature and the evil minions that serve him? What obstacles will they have to endure? Will any survive their journey to Glory?
"Journey to Glory" Reviews
I am not a religious person, but with that in mind, I am an open-minded person and the Christian elements of this story did not detract, and did, in fact, add to it. At least, I thought so. The story did take a while to get into, but the writing was good throughout, and the character development was very in depth. The unique perspectives throughout the book were enlightening, and although this isn't a book I would normally pick up and read, I am glad I did.
Specs: Paperback- 222 pages - Handwritten note inside cover.
Days to read: 1
Rating: 2 out of 5 stars
Received: No Cost- Goodreads Giveaway
This is a book one could read in an afternoon on a sunny day. I think my grandmother would love this book.
I put off on writing this review for about a week, because I don’t want to be a jerk. I don’t want to diss ones life work. The synopsis on the book had my brain going a direction similar to Lord of the Rings, or even like Harry Potter, but that’s not the direction that the book actually went.. The Christian element was a surprise to me, I am not particularly fond of Christian Fiction. I promised I would give every book at least a try. I do like how the author uses tons of descriptions when referring to the characters. The concept of the book is a good one, I just wasn’t a fan of the way that it was laid out. The plot just jumps a ton from one POV to another (when there are multiple main characters); my brain can’t get a hold on one characters point of view before it changes again. This book is good for a short afternoon read if you are interested in this genre of book; I just personally couldn’t finish it. Congrats to the Author for publishing a good read for Christian fiction fans. If she comes out with a novel outside of the CF realm, I would love to read it. I will be giving it to someone who will enjoy it and I will request that they do a review as well!
A touching and thought provoking read!
Journey to Glory by Carrie Rachelle Johnson is a beautiful Christian allegory that harkens to tales such as Pilgrim’s Progress, furthermore it’s a story that both touches and enlightens a reader at any age. What I really appreciated was, as a Christian story it was convicting without being judgmental which can be a difficult balance to maintain. And while the allegory is very straightforward, which lends it to a very specific audience, Johnson takes the problems and dilemmas her characters face (which reflect the difficulties we often endure in our own life) and breaks them down. She then presents them in a way that the reader can see the truth behind the complicated tribulations they face without over simplifying or writing off the problem as just black and white. The story did have a slow start so it took me a little longer to get into it, but once it had me I couldn’t stop reading. And while the dialogue and scenes were a bit predictable at times, Johnson easily overcomes this with her great characters. Their growth and the relationships they developed were well written, and often did not go as I expected. As their journey progresses the depth and layers of these characters is slowly and believably revealed so you come to deeply care for them. I can’t wait to see where the author takes them and her story in the next book.
This was a very unique read : )
There were a few grammar/formatting issues, but I hardly noticed as the content was phenomenal!
I loved the necklace and each trial was amazing.
I would easily recommend this book, especially to the younger readers.
Thank you forletti g me review
A great book a tad bit relougous
And a bit of relogois under tones
A good balance between the good and bad