The Testament, John Grisham

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This is the second time that I've read this book and I just realized that I didn't blog about it when I read it at the first time.

This book was introduced to me when I read the Daily Bread booklet which talks about the religious concept and our love to God. This is the first book that I've read when I started my reading habit.

The story is about a wealthy man (Troy Phelan) who signs his will in front of the psychiatrists but after a few minutes later, he signs another will which he has prepared earlier and he commits suicide after that. The will has stated that the remaining $11 billion will be inherited by Rachel Lane, a Christian missionary who spends her life in the jungles of Brazil. An attorney from Washington D.C. who is also a drunkard, Nate O'Riley is being assigned to go to the jungle to look for Rachel Lane.

The story involves the adventure and the difficulties experienced by Nate during the journey to look for Rachel. Although Nate needs to travel for a long journey and able to find Rachel but unfortunately, Rachel rejects the fortune and decides to give her life to God by spending her time with the missionary work. In the meantime, Troy's children and ex-wives are hungry for the money and hire a bunch of attorneys to against the will.

I felt amazed with Rachel's love to God and her ability to change Nate to be a new and clean person. I always believe God will show us the way as long as we put our full trust to God. My favourite part from this book is:

Nonetheless, he wasn't unhappy about the future. In fact, he was relieved to be leaving the profession. “What will you do?” Phil asked. “I have no idea.” “Do you trust God?” “Yes, I think so.” “Then, relax. He'll show you the way.”

Rating: ★★★★
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Chin Yee

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