Reading Edge of Eternity by Randy Alcorn was a sigh of relief in a world gone mad. A modern day Pilgrim’s Progress, Randy takes us on a fantasy-world journey through a man’s upside down life and pumps us with hope of what is to come.
I had many favorite moments with the main character while discovering the meaning of the strange new world he woke up in. Here are a few quotes I took the time to highlight:
Was all my life only a split second removed from the long tomorrow, a heartbeat away from the great beyond?”
“At moments Charis (eternity) will seem close to you; sometimes it will seem impossibly far. But every day on the red road you will be one day closer to it. I am building a home for you. I’ll be there to welcome you when you arrive.”
“I’d grown bone-weary of playing God. It was a big job, and I’d finally discovered I was too small to pull it off. It was hard to abdicate the throne — but what a relief now that I had.”
“Perhaps I didn’t really want to climb the mountain after all. I simply wanted to have climbed it, accomplishment without struggle.”
“You will stand before the Audience of one,” Marcus said. “Men’s opinions of you will not matter to you then. Knowing that, why do they matter so much to you now?”
And I’ll end with one more. It’s my favorite. The main character is talking, and then you hear the reply of the one he is talking with:
I do long for Charis,” I said. “But there are things I’d like to do before I arrive. I want to do more, make a difference, play my part, find my role in the story.”
And he replied, “Each character is placed in a setting by the novelist; each expands or contracts his part through the choices he makes. Play your part gladly, but do not waste your time trying to make your role more important. The more a player in the drama elevates his part, the less he fulfills it.”
If these quotes intrigue you, then please, make Edge of Eternity the next book on your reading list.