Thursday, March 20, 2008

Five Sacred Crossings by Craig J. Hazen

Had I read this book first, this book might have gotten a less enthusiastic reception! While I still stand by that review, I think "Five Sacred Crossings" is the book EVERYONE should be talking about.

A part of Harvest House's new ConversantLife line, "Five Sacred Crossings" is fiction rooted in truth. Professor Michael Jernigan is a teacher at one of the most liberal community colleges in Laguna. Called in to substitute for his lesbian colleague as she gives birth to her baby, Michael introduces her religions class to a unique philosophy.

While serving in Vietnam, he was taken by CIA operatives to Cardamom, a village in Cambodia. There he was introduced to a sacred book titled "The Five Crossings". Each of the five crossings reveals a spiritual truth that is both foundational and universal.

During each class session, Professor Jernigan instructs the class and their various guests in each of the five per session. The discussion is fascinating, and well written, as fiction. But Craig Hazen addresses many of the universal outcries of those who seek truth while avoiding Christ.

With an equally riveting back story of terrorism flowing through the novel, Michael ultimately gets to give the greatest living illustration of "The Five Crossings", and reveals that Christianity is the only satisfying conclusion of an honest, empty cup examination of this ancient philosophy.

How much of this is based in truth, I do not know. But with authors such as Lee Strobel and J.P. Moreland endorsing it, this is a book worth taking note of! As a result, I'm giving "Five Sacred Crossings" the golden bookmark, and encouraging ALL of you to get your hands on this book.

Those who are seeking may find answers that are inescapable if you come with your cup empty. Those who are longing for the right responses to questions asked will become armed if it is read in love and humility. No matter how you read this book, you will not walk away from it the same.

Happy Reading!


1 comment:

Megan said...

Thank you for reviewing and exposing me to this book. I am very interested in reading it.