Out of a Far Country tells the story of an Chinese immigrant family and their journey to Christ.  Angela finds herself as a “devout atheist” in a failing marriage when her son comes home from college and announces that he is gay. In the culture she came from, this was devastating, and she decides to end her life. But instead she finds herself talking with a priest who gives her a booklet for people in her situation. She is struck by the concept that God loves everyone no matter what. This is liberating for her, and so she begins her faith journey.

Along the way, she tries to “straighten out” her son, Christopher. Christopher, however, resists any outreach from his parents. He finds himself getting deeper and deeper into the world of drugs and unsafe sex. Eventually he finds himself in prison where he learns he has HIV. With little else to do in jail, Christopher picks up a Bible and begins reading.

This is a real-life story of the prodigal son. It is a journey of realizing that nothing (not drugs, not personal ambitions, not sex) can have higher priority in your life than God if you dare call Him “Lord.” It is a good read for anyone who knows and loves a sinner.

“I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review”.

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