A Touching Christian Allegory

Journey to GloryJourney to Glory by Carrie Rachelle Johnson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

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.

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