The Reason

  • by William Sirls
  • Narrated by Johnny Heller
  • 12 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

When facing the impossible, will you believe? Storm clouds gather over a small Michigan town. As thunder shakes the sky, the lights inside St. Thomas Church flicker...and then go out. All is black until a thick bolt of lightning slices the sky, striking the church’s large wooden cross - leaving it ablaze and splintered in two. When the storm ends, the search for answers begins. James Lindy, the church’s blind minister, wonders how his small congregation can repair the cross and keep their faith in the midst of adversity. And he hears the words “only believe.” Macey Lewis, the town’s brilliant young oncologist, is drawn to Alex, a young boy who’s recently been diagnosed with an aggressive leukemia. She puts her hope in modern medicine - yet is challenged to “only believe.” And Alex’s single mom, who has given everything she can to her boy, is pleading with God to know the reason this is happening...to save her son. But she only hears silence and wonders how she can possibly “only believe.” The Reason is a milestone debut novel, opening with a thunderbolt and never letting up as it introduces us to everyday characters who are wrestling with the questions: Where is God when bad things happen? And does God ignore the prayers of the faithful? The answer each character receives will astound listeners while offering an unforgettable call to hope, to change, to...only believe.

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This is a REALLY good book!

This is my first book by William Sirls, and I'm so glad I listened. It is such a sweet story with a gospel message. It's a book with drama but also a "feel good" story. I loved the character of Charlie! Also, Johnny Heller does a great job of narrating. I only give 5 stars to books that are "way over the top" but this one is a good solid 4. I highly recommend it.
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- Andrew

Heart warming and heart breaking

If you could sum up The Reason in three words, what would they be?

Emotional roller-coaster


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This really is an amazing book! Lots of ups and downs.
The book was not far fetched or sappy like some books I've read. As I listen to this book, I felt like I was right there with them.

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- Stacey

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-28-2012
  • Publisher: Oasis Audio