Search Results: "Richard Paul Evans"


BOOK REVIEW

PAUL by A.N. Wilson
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1997

In a worthy companion volume to his Jesus: A Life (1992), novelist-biographer Wilson (A Watch in the Night, 1996, etc.) adeptly recreates the milieu of Christianity's greatest interpreter and missionary. Read full book review >

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PAUL by Jerome Murphy-O'Connor
NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 1996

"Acts, though historically imprecise, makes for a much better story."
A dry historical tome that would be more aptly titled ``Paul: A Cultural History.'' The difficulties of doing ancient biography are compounded when one of the two major sources available is believed to be historically unreliable and corrupt. Read full book review >

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THE BROKEN ROAD by Richard Paul Evans
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 2, 2017

"A thoughtful, well-plotted yarn that will evoke either pity or schadenfreude."
In a prologue, novelist Evans (The Mistletoe Secret, 2016, etc.) recounts meeting a (fictional) man in a restaurant on Route 66 in the Mojave Desert who has hiked the famous highway all the way from Chicago. Read full book review >

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WALKING ON WATER by Richard Paul Evans
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 6, 2014

"Readers of the first four volumes will enjoy this conclusion. Others who are interested should read these feel-good books in sequence, starting with The Walk."
The fifth volume in the Walk series brings it to a pedestrian close. Read full book review >

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A STEP OF FAITH by Richard Paul Evans
Released: May 7, 2013

"The stories collected on this journey, as in life, are left unfinished, raise many questions and, depending on what the reader brings, might provide some answers."
The diary of a traveler. The young widower, Alan Christoffersen, decides to deal with his grief by planning a walk across America from Seattle to Key West. Read full book review >

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THE WALK by Richard Paul Evans
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 6, 2010

"Jane and Michael Stern meet Paulo Coelho."
From Evans (The Sunflower, 2005, etc.), the first installment of a new series starring a Seattle adman who loses everything and embarks on a soul-cleansing cross-country trek. Read full book review >

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THE LAST PROMISE by Richard Paul Evans
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2002

"One wonders why Evans bothered sending his American lovers-to-be all the way to Italy when they could have just fallen in love in the States, but no matter. Either way, this shameless wallow is just begging to be mocked."
Richard Paul Evans teaches us how to love again. Read full book review >

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THE LETTER by Richard Paul Evans
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"Whatever your reaction may be to melodrama, read it and weep. (First printing of 500,000; Literary Guild featured selection; author tour)"
Third in Evans's mega-successful and ditto sentimental saga (The Christmas Box, 1995; The Timepiece, 1996) about the good David and MaryAnne Parkin of Salt Lake. Read full book review >

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THE CHRISTMAS BOX by Richard Paul Evans
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1995

This reverent little domestic tale, originally self-published, gets its second holiday chance to wring out tears and ring up sales. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Paul by Gesner Noel
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 5, 2016

"An excellent single-volume introduction to Christianity's first theologian."
A brief but thorough account of St. Paul's life and an analysis of its significance in the subsequent development of Christianity. Read full book review >

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LOST DECEMBER by Richard Paul Evans
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"Wish-fulfillment for a blighted economy."
The parable of the Prodigal Son reworked as a parable for Corporate America. Read full book review >

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MILES TO GO by Richard Paul Evans
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 5, 2011

"This leg of the Walk series is brisker and, thankfully, less didactic than the last."
Second in Evan's new series (The Walk, 2010, etc.) about an adman seeking redemption while going through several pairs of Nikes. Read full book review >