Book Review: “Legacy Road” by Graham GarrisonJuly 3, 2012 at 3:13 am | Posted in Books | Leave a comment
Tags: Book Review, Christian Fiction
From the back cover: The legacy continues…
The letters had almost been forgotten. Wes Watkins had filed them away, ignored and unread. But as he reflects on the legacy of hometown hero, Michael Gavin, those letters—the words of his estranged father—resurface. Wes wonders if it’s time to follow Michael’s example and mend his relationships, starting with his dad.
But were the letters better left hidden? When a family secret is revealed, W?es fights his feelings of anger, betrayal and mistrust towards his parents…and even his girlfriend, Emmy. With his relationships crumbling around him, Wes can only turn to God to ask for strength. Can Wes forgive? Or must he just move on?
Set against the haunting backdrop of Civil War battlefields, “Legacy Road” is a grace-full exploration of the ups and downs of human relationships, of family ties lost and found, and of the age-old question: how do you forgive others–and release yourself–from a past that threatens to destroy you?
The Dictionary defines legacy as, “something transmitted by or received from an ancestor or predecessor or from the past”. Most times, due to our mistakes, we pass the wrong things down to our children and then they have to deal with our issues. That is the case presented in “Legacy Road”. Wes Watkins has to deal with issues from a drunken dad who is in jail and secrets that his mother didn’t tell him about. Confronting the past is always painful but if we can make it through the pain and offer forgiveness then we can heal from our emotional wounds and grow and move on. “Legacy Road” is about facing the issues in our life from our relationships with family. Mr. Garrison offers us a story where the pain is overwhelming for Wes Watkins but God is there and is Wes can turn to God and receive forgiveness from Him then he, in turn, will be able to forgive others. I liked this book and am going to go read the first book from Mr. Garrison, “Hero’s Tribute”.
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