The Search for Reason

The Search for Reason

by Michael E. Dreher


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Matthew Edwards thought he was living the dream. He was young, successful, and had his sights set on a bright future. Then, out of the blue he received a phone call that turned his world upside down. His childhood best-friend that he had not seen in 15 years, died suddenly, and the news rocked him to his core. After receiving the news, a series of "coincidences" had him searching for answers. Trying to deal with the death of a friend was hard enough, but then he found out that his job might be on the line, as well as the partnership he dreamed of. Nightmares of a faceless child haunted his sleep, and the peace he thought he had in his life had all but vanished. "How much could one person take," he would wonder, as he tried to piece things together before his life fell apart.

After the funeral, the questions that plagued him left him restless and void. "What's the reason to all of this? How could God allow this to happen? If he was a God of love, how come there is so much pain and suffering?" More and more, he tried to find the meaning in all of it. "I need to know," he would think. So at the behest of his mother, he sought answers in a place that he never thought he would; a psychologist. While he found answers to some of his questions, he still felt as if he had a hole in his soul. Without knowing what to do next, or where to find the peace he so desperately needed, he took a step in the direction that he ran from many years before.

Will he be able to find the peace or reason he seeks?
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ISBN-13: 9781498427838
Publisher: Xulon Press
Publication date: 02/27/2015
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 5.83(w) x 8.27(h) x 0.51(d)

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The Search for Reason 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
mrb2 More than 1 year ago
A powerful story of life and death…and its impact on an aching soul. Matthew Edwards’s searching…for what, he’s not quite sure. When he’s told of a childhood friend’s sudden death, his comfortable world blurs and teeters on the edge of a deep abyss. What once was simple turns complicated, exciting…miserable. His usual jaunts leave him empty and yearning for more while his mother babbles her customary rhetoric in his ear. In a moment of weakness, he yields to her bantering and finds himself in a pew and his journey begins, pain-staking and reluctant though it is, toward God. Dreher writes a mind-wrenching story about a man pulled from life’s rut. Not by choice, by death. The Search for Reason explores the one human fact that’s inescapable—we die. And what we do between now and then matters…to everyone, not merely ourselves. As Matthew steps closer toward a relationship with God, many lessons wait for him, some easier than others. Can he wade through his deep, unresolved issues and see God’s gift for the taking? The message as well as the ease of reading Dreher’s writing style’s more than worth a four star review. However, the material needs a thorough content edit, line edit, and review to remove excess and repetitive words along with numerous punctuation errors. These factors present a major distraction when reading the remarkable story. For this reason and only this reason, I give the book three stars.