The last few Sundays this is the book that I have picked up to read. Sundays are usually a different kind of reading day for me. I tend to be much more deliberate with what I pick up to read and the last two Sundays I have found myself reading Fire Road.
I debated on whether or not I should share a picture of this book. It is a tough book to read, and one that I am a little hesitant to recommend simply because the story is such a difficult one. But the reality is that it is an important story that needs to be shared.
Reading takes us places that we could never go. It forces us to learn things we would rather not know. It makes us see a world that is often harsh and difficult. But those things are what makes reading so important. It opens up a world to us that we need to know. It forces us out of our comfort zone and into a whole new place.
I picked up this book because I have not read much about the Vietnam War. I honestly don’t know that much about it besides the basic facts I learned in history class and from the news. I really didn’t know what to expect from this book, but I was hoping to learn something. I can easily say I learned a lot.
This book is just what the cover is, a story of war, the horrors of war, strength, faith, forgiveness, and peace. It is a book and story I will not forget. Stories like this put our lives in perspective. It makes our difficulties seem minor. It is a reminder to treasure the small things in each and every day. And that is why reading tough, challenging, difficult books is so important.
For your next read, I encourage you to find a book outside your normal reading comfort zone. You won’t regret it.