“It is hard to keep the sun in your pocket.” Li Quan’s wisdom spoke volumes to his friend and former roommate, Ben Fielding, as the two men’s lives collide in this compelling novel about choices, faith, and the conflict between present and eternal perspective.
Safely Home, written by Randy Alcorn and winner of the Gold Medallion Book Award for evangelical literature, follows the stories of two reunited Harvard graduates. Ben Fielding, a successful businessman visits his former roommate Li Quan, now living in China and seeking to live out his faith along with his underground church family in a country bent on stamping out Christianity. Ben wonders how these believers are willing to endure beating, imprisonment, and even death, for a faith he left behind the dollars and prestige of an executive ladder. That ladder led him to a life much different than the one he now finds in his former roommate. “When Jesus is everything to you, it is impossible not to speak of him,” Li Quan explained. Ben learns that for these believers, it truly was “hard to keep the sun” in their pocket. The consequent persecution for this faith birthed bold, Spirit-filled lives that make a lasting impact on Ben and will challenge every believer who reads their story.
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