Friday, April 16, 2010
Walking with God calmed me down
I just finished reading Walking with God by Ginni Otto. I got this book through a book ring on Bookcrossing.
I really enjoyed reading the book. It came just at the right time for me. I was stressed preparing the income tax return and whenever I needed a break, I picked up the book. It really calmed me down to read this story, even the obviously sad parts.
I found the premise of the book very interesting. I'm a Christian and I like Sci-Fi - Rachel's trip was kind of like time travel to me, so it fit right in. At first I also (similar to another reader) thought Why did the author leave out all these other details, especially during Good Friday, but then rethought that, it would have been too artificially crammed to fit all the Biblical details in. The story probably had a better flow this way. I think I would have enjoyed more details on the Jewish customs and how they interact (and sometimes seem to interfere) with the new Christian life of the people in the book.
For the next edition, someone should get the remaining typos out of the book. There were some funny ones in there, mostly misspellings like "know" instead of "now" that the spell checker wouldn't catch.
Overall, a great book, I'm glad I had a chance to read it. If there's a sequel, I'd love to read that as well.
I just found that it's in Google books, if it intrigues you, have a look at the Google books entry for Walking with God.