The Trail: A Tale about Discovering God's Willby Ed Underwood
From a popular and well-loved pastor comes this enchanting, beautifully crafted allegory exploring the mysterious process of discovering God’s will. Matt and Brenda feel trapped because they look for God’s guidance about major life decisions in completely opposite ways. Their friends Brian and Lindsey try to help by introducing them to a person who had helped them gain an unshakeable confidence in God’s will.
After meeting Sam Lewis in the stunning High Sierras, the three hike together, Matt and Brenda learn that God’s good and perfect will is not a destination on the horizon of life where everything makes sense, but a place where your life is exposed to God’s power. One by one, Sam’s eight principles illuminate the path ahead. As the story builds to its stunning conclusion, all three characters desperately seek and experience God’s redemptive guidance.
You will treasure this timeless tale about discovering God’s will.
- Tyndale House Publishers
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A beautifully written yet information-rich allegory about how to discern the will of God, "The Trail" is an interesting and powerful story by pastor Ed Underwood. Matt and Brenda are a younger married couple who are seeking to know what God would have them do in regards to a job change Matt is considering. They embark on a journey through the wilderness (literally) with a retired pastor and fire fighter named Sam, who teaches them eight principles to discovering God's will. Along the way they experience deeper truths than they expected, as secrets are revealed and hidden pains come to light. Will Matt and Brenda find what they seek? I really enjoyed this book. It was a pleasant and interesting way to communicate some truths about a relationship with God. Matt and Brenda's story is a common one and is certainly relatable, and there are deep truths to be found in the principles and verses applied here.
This is a must read book for people wanting to know how to find what God’s will is in their lives. There were eight powerful lessons on discovering God’s will that a young couple, Brenda and Matt, learned as they hiked up a mountain with their teacher: Trust, Relationship, Intimacy, Timing, Protection, Encouragement, Community, and Grace. Only Christians who trust God completely and draw close to Him and other Christians will be able to sense his will. And all of us can make mistakes that we must ask God to forgive. Although the book isn’t long, it is powerful in teaching all who read it how to discover God’s will for your life.
A Quick Read, but Deep Enough to Deserve a Second Look. Mr. Underwood engaged me right away with this allegory. He’s such a good storyteller, I didn’t want to put it down. I felt that I understood the characters, and the descriptions of the surroundings were excellent, showing off the awesome beauty of the mountains. It made me cry and laugh, hold my breath in suspense at times, and re-think the concepts he is highlighting. The points are excellent, well-made, encouraging, and draw me to re-read this book.