Sunday, July 12, 2009

I just finished reading CRY, THE BELOVED COUNTRY by Alan Paton a few days ago. What a story! Whether you're fascinated by Southern Africa, interested in race relations, or just love a good read, this book is for you. I'd heard about it for years. Don't know why I never wanted to read it before. Somewhere, somehow I'd heard something that left me uninterested. But then just a bit ago I came across it and it peaked my interest. I decided to give it a try not really sure I'd even like it. And obviously, I was pleasantly, pleasantly surprised.

CRY, THE BELOVED COUNTRY is a book about fear and love, consequences and mercy, tearing apart and building up, grief and healing, suffering and forgiveness. It is a story of the human journey that we can all relate to ...whether we are in the mountains of South Africa or the small towns of America. We all face fears. We all face pain. We all have the choice of how we will respond and what we will do to shape our future and those around us.

"For it is the dawn that has come, as it has come for a thousand centuries,
never failing. But when that dawn will come, of our emancipation, from the fear
of bondage and the bondage of fear, why, that is a secret."

Alan Paton

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