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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (55 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: James Landis Narrator: Bruce Turk Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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I meet Jesus on the day I get home from the war. I’m on the beach, but I don’t know how I got here. My mind is as dark as the night. . . . I spend the whole night on the beach. But when the sun’s faint light begins to bend around the Earth, I see him. . . . There, coming toward me, out of the light, is a man. . . . Behind the man a faint curtain of light rises to the sky out of the ocean. He wears the light like a robe, though I see he’s dressed like me. Jeans and a T-shirt, no shoes. And that he’s older than I am, a lot older, maybe mid-thirties. He walks right toward me. He walks right into my eyes. 

So begins the spellbinding story of Warren Harlan Pease, a young U.S. Army sniper freshly returned from the Iraq War to his native New Hampshire. What follows is a page-turning adventure that is also a powerful meditation on religion and war, love and loss. 

The Last Day answers questions and asks many more. Armed with a sniper’s rifle and his deeply held faith, Specialist Pease travels across ideological borders and earns an appreciation for his enemy’s culture and for what connects us all as human beings. “War doesn’t test your faith in Jesus,” Warren comes to realize. “It tests your faith in yourself.” Upon returning home, he spends an entire day with Jesus visiting and contemplating his own life with fresh eyes, and a willing heart. He examines his relationship to those he loves, and grapples with the pain he has been carrying inside since the death of his mother when he was just a boy.

This extraordinary work of compassion and healing grace combines the themes of religion, war and poetry in a way that is wholly original, and unforgettable. It will resonate with skeptics and believers, be shared and discussed between friends and among families.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Jehan Nayga | 6/20/2012

    " Nice but a bit boring. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Mandy | 5/28/2012

    " It's no "Shack" which isn't to say that it isn't a good book, they just are comparable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Laura Bogue | 7/26/2011

    " I was really enjoying this, but in the end it was too violent for me to finish... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Eressea | 3/31/2011

    " I'm afraid I didn't like it that much... Maybe because it was presented being the new "The Shack", I expected too much. I still need to finish it, but for now I've laid it aside, maybe next time I'll like it more. "

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