My Thoughts: At first I couldn't decide if this book was fiction, non-fiction, autobiographical or a devotional. I couldn't decide what I thought of the book. Did I like it? Did I not like it? Did I want to keep reading or put it back on the bookshelf? I'm really glad that I decided to give this book a solid try. The Road Trip takes the reader on a wonderful journey to the Comfort Zone, to a fork in the road where you choose between Decisionville and Confusionville, and so many more stops (that would just ruin it if I mentioned).
As I said, I wasn't sure about this book at first. But sitting here writing this with my copy sitting next to me I have to laugh at the dog eared pages (something I never do to books, I usually try to just make a note somewhere else). But there were so many things I connected with. And as I walked out the door to work, or a doctor's appointment, or even to walk on the treadmill I grabbed the book, stuffed it in my bag and headed out the door. I took it everywhere and when I had a chance to sit and read I dove right in.
I was inspired. Inspired to take another look at my faith. To look inside myself. And my relationship with God. To remember that life is a road trip. That there are many stops along the way, but that I don't have to be the driver. There were lessons in the pages of this book I didn't realize I had learned, and didn't realized I still had to learn.
Would I Recommend This Book? I'm still not sure how I would classify this book and am so glad that that isn't my job. It's a bit of fiction, mixed with experiences from Ms. Crozier's life, along with material that would make for a wonderful devotion. It was an interesting book that was a easy read. As a youth group leader it's something I could see using with high schoolers because the writing is accessible. I would rate this book a 3 1/2 out of 5 stars.
I was provided with a complimentary copy of this book for review purposes. I am under no obligation to provide a positive review.
(Books are rated according to the following scale:
5 stars= A definite favorite, will be re-read again and again, and permanently placed on my bookshelf.
4 stars= A pretty good book, one that will be re-read eventually, placed on the bookshelf.
3 stars= An average to good book, that may or may not be read again, probably has a place in my library.
2 stars= A not liked book, I wouldn't read it again, and wouldn't have a place in my library.
1 star = A book I really didn't enjoy, wouldn't read again, would not keep in my library.)