This book written by Sharon Garlough Brown was one of the most heartfelt books I have read in a long time. Each of the characters are dealing with a significant loss of a friend. That’s one thing they all have in common. Other than that the characters don’t have much in common but they are so strongly connected and God has found a way to bind them to be in each other’s lives because He knows they need it. They need the love, support and listening that the others provide.
Besides the story of these characters, a powerful message is shared about the resurrection of Jesus Christ. I read a devotional a few days ago on how it is important to not simply think of Jesus as a weak little baby because in reality He is an all-powerful God. In An Extra Mile, Sharon Garlough Brown illustrates through one of the main characters that Jesus is also not only an Almighty God. He is a man that has experienced pain, suffering and death. This is significant for everyone as we all deal with certain losses, difficulties and tribulations in life. Because Jesus suffered and was wounded for our sins, we know He COMPLETELY understands and is always there for us, even if no one else is.
This book is a great read. I give it a 5 out of 5 rating. It has depth, a great message and a story to be mulled over days after finishing. I would recommend it to anyone who is always searching for more revelations about life.