I have a wide variety of taste when it comes to reading. I will give most books a chance. Even though I have a love for fiction, I will give non fiction, autobiographies, and true crime a chance every once in a while.
I like most people will truly enjoy a non fiction book that reads like fiction, that keeps you at the edge of your seat for most of the reading experience. It is with this perspective that I took on the reading of Dangerous Journey Home: A Prodigal Son's Journey Back to Father God by Michael Hunter. This was one of the first books that someone asked me to review, but it has taken me a while to write this review, because my feelings about it have been mixed.
In Dangerous Journey Home, Michael writes in detail about his life and all the twisted paths it has taken until he was able to find church and God. Michael's life story is interesting and compelling. When he writes about the struggle of his mom and how hard life was for him growing up, it is strong and meaningful. When he delves into his distrust of church and how he felt during his teenage years, it is believable. However, when he starts to lose me is when he starts to combine his past with his believes from now. His narrative starts to get a bit pompous.
Michael's story is interesting and relatable, but the tone of the story can make it unappealing for some. For example, when he speaks about porn, its like he wants the reader to know he of course use to watch it, nothing super sick though, doesn't watch it now, but porn is still the gateway to evil. It is just a bit confusing to me, it feels overly produced. Thats not to say that I don't believe over watching of porn can't have life/emotional/mental consequences, but his personal account does not necessarily validate this.
Overall, I think this book would appeal to people interested in spiritual journeys, people dealing with similar journeys, and people interested in religious themed books. I think the book does present a compelling story, but its agenda might override your desire to finish the book.