- Pub. Date: October 2010
- Publisher: Tyndale House Publisher
- ISBN-13: 9781414319575
- ISBN: 1414319576
From the Publisher
Billy Allman is a hillbilly genius. People in Dogwood, West Virginia, say he was born with a second helping of brains and a gift for playing the mandolin but was cut short on social skills. Though he’d gladly give you the shirt off his back, they were right. Billy longs to use his life as an ode to God, a lyrical, beautiful bluegrass song played with a finely tuned heart. So with spare parts from a lifetime of collecting, he builds a radio station in his own home. People in town laugh. But Billy carries a brutal secret that keeps him from significance and purpose. Things always seem to go wrong for him.
However small his life seems, from a different perspective Billy’s song reaches far beyond the hills and hollers he calls home. Malachi is an angel sent to observe Billy. Though it is not his dream assignment, Malachi follows the man and begins to see the bigger picture of how each painful step Billy takes is a note added to a beautiful symphony that will forever change the lives of those who hear it.
SOURCE: THIS BOOK WAS RECEIVED FOR THE PURPOSE OF THIS REVIEW FROM TYNDALE AND DOES NOT EFFECT THIS REVIEW!
ALMOST HEAVEN by Chris Fabry is an inspirational general fiction2006 West Virgina. It is well written with detail and depth. It has redemption, forgiveness, shows how God uses everyday broken people to accomplish his purpose, hardships, failure, disappointment and is heartwarming. The hero, Billy chooses to honor God through his music,although, he faces many hardships and isolation. He believes everything he does turns into failure. The characters in this book are complex, real, and well developed. This is a heartwarming story of the life of one man and how he lives to honor God even through difficult times, failure and disappointment. This is an inspirational story from beginning to end and shows how God is in everything we do and how we act. If you enjoy inspiration, heartwarming, difficult times stories you will enjoy this one. This book was received for review from Tyndale and details can be found at Tyndale.
REVIEWED BY: April Renn