Saturday, July 28, 2012

The Company by Chuck Graham ~ A Book Review

What I Thought About The Book:

I will tell you right up front, I am a disaster-aholic! I love movies, stories, television where the world is in imminent danger or major disaster hits an area. I was excited when I read the description of the book. Meteor strike, tsunamis, volcanoes, earthquakes, it has them all! I was thrilled! Then I started reading the book. It took me forever to really get into the story. I think I approached it with much higher expectations than I should have. it was not what i would call a typical disaster story. 

It is good in the sense that we watch all the small community went through to work their problems out, how a small group came together to make plans for their future. One man, who seemingly did not have all the qualifications you would think needed to do the job is called on to accomplish a huge project. It also shows how man seeks after God and how through all the difficulties and conflicting information He can still be found, wants to be found.

I certainly can't say this is a book I would call a favorite. My husband and sons would like it more than I did. But by the time you got going with the story line you wanted to know how things would work out and how things would end up for especially Sam Mitchell.

About Chuck Graham:

Chuck Graham's legal career as an attorney in private practice spanned more than thirty-one years. He represented many local, national, and international clients, acquiring intricate knowledge about the often-overlapping structures of the corporate world. He also worked against those seeking to create racial division, including the Ku Klux Klan. He has served as a member of the state bar of Georgia since 1979 and an instructor to attorneys and judges through the Institute for Continuing Legal Education (ICLE). He received the Medallion of Appreciation from ICLE.
Chuck is also a speaker and the author of Take the Stand (Broadman & Holman Publishers, 1996) and the compilations, A Year of Encouragement (Xulon Press).
In 1997 he founded Ciloa (Christ Is Lord Of All), a ministry devoted to sharing God’s encouragement with the world and teaching those who follow Him how to encourage others. Today Chuck serves as executive director and principal author of A Note of Encouragement, a weekly e-zine reaching 175 countries.
He and Beverly, his wife of thirty-four years, have lived in Lawrenceville, a suburb of Atlanta, for fourteen years. God has blessed them with three children. In his free time, Chuck enjoys backpacking and hiking (especially on the Appalachian Trail), playing the guitar, dabbling in photography, and reading extensively about the Christian faith.  Watch an interview with Chuck about his inspiration behing the story of The Company.

About The Company:

A meteor strike plunges the world into darkness. A stranger to the village of Brigos Glen restores power and light, supplied by three businesses, known as “The Company,” located beyond the forbidden mountains. The stranger reveals a plan so the Brigons can maintain the power and share the light with outlying territories, which remain shrouded in darkness.
Now, seventy years later, The Company summons six Brigons, including the young engineer Sam Mitchell, to attend a conference in the mountains of the forbidden Outlands. 
Responsible for compiling a report about Brigos Glen from his five companions, Sam learns how managers and villagers largely ignored the plan or compromised it to self-interest, forsaking their duty to share the light. They also took for granted The Company responsible for generating and transmitting the power.
In an ordeal fraught with failure, revelations, and judgment, Sam discovers the true identity behind The Company and learns the fate that may befall Brigos Glen . . . that is, unless he can stop it
If you want to purchase the book you can do so by clicking this link: 
I was given a copy of the book for review purposes. I was not compensated in any other way for this review. All opinions expressed here are my own.

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