Thursday, May 30, 2013

Review:The Point by:William E. Jefferson

The Point: The Redemption of Oban Ironbout
About the Book:
Searching for peace and inspiration, Hollie and Goodwin Macbreeze travel to the Isle of Estillyen - a distant harbor known for bringing ancient words of worth to the present. Their lives become unexpectedly and inseparably intertwined with the reclusive Oban Ironbout - and a mystery from the past that will transform them all.

It is a tale of pain ... and redemption.


About the Author:
William Jefferson—founder of Port Estillyen Productions and author of the breakthrough new novel, Messages from Estillyen—has spent his professional career advancing Scripture mission programs through diverse forms of media. He holds an M.Th. in Theology and Media from the University of Edinburgh and an M.A. in Communications from Wheaton Graduate School.
With his first novel, Messages from Estillyen, Jefferson shares much of the wisdom that he has gleaned during his career: that words matter, that every human being has innate worth, and that Christ alone is the perfect union of Medium and Message. William Jefferson’s preferred title is simply “Message Maker.” He writes from his rural home in the Ozarks, where he lives with his wife, Lois, and Border collie, Archie.

My Review:
 Hollie and Goodwin Macbreeze decide to go on a three month pilgrimage to just get away from it all. They decided to go to all the usual tourist destinations. But under the advice and encouragement of Goodwin's grandfather they added the Isle of Estillyen to the last leg of their journey.

 While the couple are waiting for the ferry to arrive to take them to their destination they befriend one of the locals by the name of Mr. Kind. And he goes about the task of giving them a little more insight on this island that they are so curious about. Goodwin is in search of a cottage that he was told about as a child.

 After reading the book and learning more about the author, I soon realize that this place really does exist. The island sounds very beautiful and intriguing. The book was well written and had good, strong characters to immediately draw you in and take you along for the ride.

**Disclosure** This book was sent to me at no charge for my honest review from Handlebar Publishing.