The Chasm: A Journey to the Edge of Life
He found himself a traveler in the strangest of lands. Where invisible secrets come starkly into sight. Where the fairest of companions leads the way into unsuspected danger and darkness. Where hidden battles burst into the open. Where so much is graspedâand so much more seems unattainable.
ÂÂÂDriven by a yearning he ...more
The one thing worse for me than reading a bad book is writing a bad review of it. But I had such a hard time finding anything to like about this book! As a Christian, it's not as if I even had (many) theological objections to the story, and I'm not even opposed to Christian fiction - I like almost everything by CS Lewis, and in my younger years I read and enjoyed Beverly Lewis' books and Francine Rivers' M ...more
Okay. Trying new things, trying new things, trying new things, HOW DID THIS HAPPEN, trying new things...
I will get through it, and the review will be interesting indeed.
Oh, and it'll probably offend some people.
So here goes...
One star, according to Goodreads, means 'didn't like it'. I guess you could say that's my general reaction to the book. By way of explanation, though, I should mention that I didn' ...more
"...not all is as it appears. Are you ready to walk the red road to the chasm?" Shadrach spoke of the road to "Charis, the City of Light," the road before death, not after.
After a foolhardy detour when he left the cave, Nick Seagrave returned to the red road Shadrach first directed him to, which brought him to the chasm and the "bottomless pit." Where multitudes o ...more
Nick Seagrave has been brought from our world into another, where spiritual battles can be seen, where a red road holds the secret to eternal life, and a chasm awaits those who try to find Charis, the City of Light.
I read Edge of Eternity several yeas ago and loved it. The Chasm is quite short, about 110 pages, and it took me a couple of hours to read. It nicely condenses Nick Seagraves' allegorical journey to Charis into something m ...more
The story revolves around a man ...more
This is an allegorical story of “man’s redemption” by Christ. However, at times it read more like a parody. I am not certain of the reading level, but it read as if it were geared towards teens and young adults.
The Chasm is adapted from Randy Alcorn’s earlier story Edge of Eternity. In these stories, we are following the character, Nick Seagrave. He is on a spiritual quest. It is unclear in the Chasm whether this journey is a mental struggle or if he’s walking that thin stri ...more
Alcorn offers a companion to his novel, Edge of Eternity, in this Pilgrim's Progress–style allegory about a man who comes to see his own wasted life through a series of misadventures, battles, and sins. These lead him to a chasm he cannot cross without the help of trusted—should he trust them?—guides, most importantly a Christ figure, the Woodsman, and a tempter, Joshua. The end is not utopia, but a life with unexpected joys and faithful companions. For those who apprecia...more
A Journey He Couldn’t Miss… and a Step He Couldn’t Take
He found himself a traveler in the strangest of lands. Where invisible secrets come starkly into sight. Where the fairest of companions leads the way into unsuspected danger and darkness. Where hidden battles burst into the open. Where so much is grasped…and so much more seems unattainable.
Driven by a yearning he doesn’t understand, compelled toward a destination he can’t quite see, the traveler navigates the inhospitable ...more
Nick Seagrave on a quest to find the truth, encounters others along his journey. Battling unthinkable obstacles and unfriendly terrain Nick experiences feelings, terror and the like which cannot mimic anything he has felt and witnessed prior. Will he reach his goal or will he be purposely detained?
This book is unlike anything I have read up to this point. Visions, terror, warfare tha ...more
Nick Seagraves reminded me of a modern Christian (main character in PP). The book begins with Nick longing to reach the other side of a chasm and enter Charis “city of light.” We learn of trials he faces, and become involved with him as he battles temptations and an extremely ugly beast. ...more
Traveling in a strange land with wonders and obstacles, with strangers all around and not knowing who to trust. Which road should he take, the grey roads or the red road when both seem to end at the same place. Nick Seagrave is not sure what is real anymore in his world or this one he finds himself in. What is this battle seeming to go on all around him and which side is he on anyway.
Reading The Chasm-A Journey To The Edge of Life by Randy Alcorn will bring you to the edge of what your life is a ...more
The Chasm is an abridgement of Randy Alcorn’s book The Edge of Eternity. For that reason it’s a bit diving into a waterfall. It too ...more
While I took some issue with certain aspects of the author's ...more
It was difficult for me to get comfortable with the book in the beginning and I never really put myself into the position of the character, but at the end of the book I understood that it is about our sin, Christ's gift of salvati ...more
The book follows a man's journey toward a chasm and the city that lies just beyond the pseudonymous hole. He encounters many magical beasts and people along the way, each representing certain ideas and characters from the Bible.
If you like a good allegory, this book is for you. It jumps aroun ...more
I need to mention the artwork as well - though the cover is well-done, the art on the interior is childish & distracting.
Randy did a much better job of c ...more
I read Edge of Eternity many years agon and only gave it 3 stars (but I don't recall why). Deadl ...more
2.5 Stars. (Okay)
This story is an allegory. I know he was trying to put a picture on the intangible. I just had a hard time really connecting with it and staying interested until closer to the end.
The book was interesting, rather put me in mind of the Screwtape Letters. Definately an interesting spin on the ultimate journal. It was rather dark for me, but could be the experience of others.
"My ministry focus is communicating the strategic importance of using our earthly tim ...more