Thursday, April 16, 2015

Review of "The Legacy" by Dan Walsh & Gary Smalley

The final book in the Restoration Series, co-authored by Dan Walsh & Gary Smalley, focuses on youngest son Doug. He has been somewhat of a peripheral character in the previous books, but in this one we see more about his life and what has been going on in his head. And it's not good.

Doug is away fro home at college and not only dabbles on the edge of what he knows is right; his heart feels entitled, and his family annoys him. His friends want nothing to do with the faith of his family and continually pull him in the opposite direction. However, Doug's pulling away doesn't just affect him, it ripples to his parents and siblings, and especially to his friend Christina. She cares deeply for him but is convinced he could never feel the same.

A loose re-telling of the story of the Prodigal, Doug will soon have to choose between what he knows is right and what he wants at the moment.

I have followed this series closely and enjoyed each book. This one, although still good, was not my favorite. I felt that Doug had a bland personality and therefore I was less interested in finding hope for his future. The ending was as expected and very fast. I didn't see a build up and true change of his heart. I can easily recommend these authors, as I have read most (if not all) of their books and have enjoyed them all. "The Legacy" was simply not a favorite for me.

I received this book from Revell Publishers in exchange for my honest review.

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