Monday, October 31, 2011

A Story for Mothers and Sons

Out of a Far Country is a story about the relationships of mothers and sons.  It contains 32 chapters of stories, which each tell a separate idea, but are interwoven together to become this remarkable book.  And it is a biography told by both the mother and son.  It is where we get two perspectives in one book.

It combines Christian values with the subject of drugs and sexual addition in an Asian American family.  I have to agree that the niche is small, but it would definitely be an interesting read for those who are passionate about the subject.

The book describes a story that shows the path from sex and drugs to living a Christian life.  Talks about one going to grad school and instead he becomes a drug dealer and gets caught.  It describes how a dental student made decisions that were good and bad, where one may argue whether the decisions were out of his control of not.

Certain excerpts of the book emphasize the pressures given to early Asian American immigrants to take care of their family and to show obedience by sending money home.  The Confucian concept of filial piety is passed on to the next generation regarding Christopher and his relationship with Angela (mom) and Leon (dad).

If you like books that describe one or more of the three things (Asian American life, gender and Christianity), then I would suggest reading this book.

For more information, I would suggest reading an excerpt from the book:

Here is a link to the trailer of the book prepared by the author:

Disclaimer: I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review.

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