The Road to Grace by Richard Paul Evans is an extremely quick read that appealed to me on a deeply emotional level. When I say it was an extremely quick read, I mean I read this is a few hours. Despite it’s length, I felt extremely fulfilled at the end. I felt I had several revelations about myself and the way I should be living my life, and I can’t wait for the next book in the series!
This book is the third in The Walk series and pick up right where the last left off. The Road to Grace is about a man named Alan who has lost nearly everything. He’s lost his wife, his job, and his money. In the first two books he contemplates suicide but after being saved by a friend he decides to, instead, walk across the country to the farthest place on his map. This story follows his journey over the stretch of America that this particular book covers and the people he meets on the way. Each person he happens upon teaches him (and the reader) something new in a subtle, but effective way. Alan is a very likeable character that I think most readers can relate to.
I have to admit that at first I was a little skeptical of the book. I thought it was a little cheesy, but to be honest, I feel like sometimes cheesy is good. I ended up really enjoying this book and I think whether someone is going through a rough time, has previously gone through a rough time, or is just looking for some inspiration, this book will effectively fulfill their needs!