The Perfect Fool
A "perfect" young man, on the verge of turning thirty, literally washes up in the middle of nowhere at a house occupied by five extremely odd characters whom he assumes are mental cases. In fact, they are five of his...
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A "perfect" young man, on the verge of turning thirty, literally washes up in the middle of nowhere at a house occupied by five extremely odd characters whom he assumes are mental cases. In fact, they are five of his ancestors from different periods of history, enjoying a feast (a continual one, though he does not know this), and entertaining themselves by sharing tales which poke gentle fun at the young man's values. In a sense, it follows the logic of C. S. Lewis's - The Great Divorce: Heaven and hell are, oddly, the same place - the five "fools" are thoroughly enjoying each other's company, while "perfect" young Brian is miserable in the situation. This is a very strange book, intentionally so. Whether the reader is a believer or unbeliever, he will, ever so briefly, get a glimpse of contemporary values through the eyes of God.
Meet Brian Ericson, a young man whose life seems perfect in every way. He is handsome and successful, and everything is going his way with the possible exception of his relationship with Kristen, the perfect woman he just broke up with.
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J. STEPHEN LANG is the author of more than ten books about the Bible, including the bestselling The Complete Book of Bible Trivia, 1,001 Things You Always Wanted to Know About the Bible but Never Thought to Ask, The Bible on the Big Screen, Everyday Biblical Literacy, and The Complete Book of Bible Promises. Lang is a regular contributor to Today's Christian, Discipleship Journal, Christian History and other periodicals. He lives in Seminole, Florida.