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Into the Light

by John R. Ford


A group of dead people who have died in different ways—some by natural causes, others by suicide, yet others from violent accidents—find themselves in a strange place. Though they arenít sure of their destination, they know they must climb a mysterious mountain. Something big awaits them and they must have faith, but this doesnít come easily for some of the characters. As they set out in their journey together, some have fierce arguments, while others become touchingly close.

This is a book about faith. It is also a tale that sends an important message: itís never too late to change and to find oneís true way; itís never too late to find the light.

Fordís story has strong religious elements, and at the same time touches of darkness, fantasy and surrealism. The book is a little over a hundred pages, so is actually more of a novella than a novel, and can be read in one or two sittings. Ford uses mostly dialogue to push the plot forward.†† There is a sense of mystery and urgency as the characters try to team together without knowing what exactly awaits them. In spite of the storyline, the writing is light and the dialogue humorous at times, so this isnít what the reader would call a dense read.†Into the Light†will especially appeal to readers who enjoy inspirational and religious tales.

The Book

Calderwood Books
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The Reviewer

Mayra Calvani
Reviewed 2009
NOTE: Reviewer Mayra Calvani has published three novels for adults: a paranormal titled Embraced by the Shadows, horror thriller Dark Lullaby, and, most recently, women's fiction / satire Sunstruck. She has also written two books for children, The Magic Violin and Crash!, and co-authored The Slippery Art of Book Reviewing, a USA Book News Best Books award finalist.
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