Book Review: The Road to Grace by Richard Paul Evans

Hello Everyone,

Today’s review is on The Road to Grace by Richard Paul Evans.


From one of America’s most beloved storytellers comes the inspiring third installment of the bestselling series, The Walk, the ongoing story of one man’s unrelenting search for hope.

Join one of America’s beloved storytellers on a walk like no other: one man’s unrelenting search for hope.

Reeling from the sudden loss of his wife, his home, and his business, Alan Christoffersen, a once-successful advertising executive, has left everything he knew behind and set off on an extraordinary cross-country journey. Carrying only a backpack, he is walking from Seattle to Key West, the farthest destination on his map.

Now almost halfway through his trek, Alan sets out to walk the nearly 1,000 miles between South Dakota and St. Louis, but it’s the people he meets along the way who give the journey its true meaning: a mysterious woman who follows Alan’s walk for close to a hundred miles, the ghost hunter searching graveyards for his wife, and the elderly Polish man who gives Alan a ride and shares a story that Alan will never forget.

Full of hard-won wisdom and truth, The Road to Grace is a compelling and inspiring novel about hope, healing, grace, and the meaning of life

My Thoughts:

This installment in The Walk series definitely packs more of an emotional punch, especially since in this installment Alan deals with several aspects of grace, both towards himself and others. I also liked that he is confronted with his hatred towards his former business partner, and he learns the importance of forgiveness. I loved that he learns of this through Lescek, a Holocaust survivor, who survived the death camp Sobibor, which I hadn’t really heard of before. Lescek’s story of his time there is horrifying and sobering, but how he learned to forgive is even more amazing.

I think one of the things I love most about these books is what Alan learns along the way, especially through the different individuals he meets. I also liked getting to know the various places he walks through, especially since some of the seem to become characters as well.

Overall, I think this might be my favorite installment in the series, mainly because of the themes of grace and forgiveness that are woven throughout it in various ways. 5/5 Stars.

Happy Reading,

Janelle L. C.


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