I haven’t been overly impressed with modern Christian fiction. In my opinion, it tends to swing between harlequin romances with morals and epic, bloody, end time battles between good and evil. This summer, though, I found a good book to read entitled Hometown Prophet, by Jeff Fulmer.
Fulmer weaves a tale of a young man who begins to have divine, prophetic dreams. His visions of the future begin to come true and he is quickly labeled (and ridiculed) a modern day prophet.Through the main character, the reader begins to face several questions dealing with faithful obedience. “What would you do if God chose to use you in an extraordinary way?” “Would you be faithful even if it involved a significant cost?” “What would happen if God began to speak against the popular conservative Christian social and political stands?” The book doesn’t provide easy, pat answers, but is illuminating on the struggles that would be involved.
I found myself caught up in the story and in the questions that it posed. The book was difficult to put down, and I found myself wanting more at the end. If you want to curl up and escape with a good book this summer, I certainly recommend this book as one you should include on your reading list. But, be sure to allow some time to consider the questions that the book poses.