Author: Dencle McDonald
Publisher: Covenant Books, Inc.
Category: Biography & Autobiography
On My Way Home is part-memoir/part-inspiration and insights drawn from the author's life experiences to highlight the practicality and power of surrendering one's life to the government of biblical principles: faith, love, obedience to God's Word, and intimacy with God. At eighteen years old, Dencle's journey takes a sudden, dramatic turn, and what began as a normal summer day in tropical Jamaica, a few miles away from the world-famous Negril beach, ends with radical changes in the values and pursuits of this teenager. One question led to another, and before he could fully appreciate what was happening, Dencle walked past his friends, all the way to the front of the church, knelt down and responded to the question that had firmly captured his mind and commanded this profound immediate response. This marked the beginning of a life-long quest to know God and to dig into the promise of a real God for real people. In Part 1 of On My Way Home, we are given a front-row seat as we are allowed to examine the author's life and background. Then in Part 2, he takes us with him on a journey of exploration as his life is transformed by his discoveries of God's character and makes a convincing case that we can have those same discoveries as well. On My Way Home simplifies the fundamentals of Christian living. The command to love the Lord and our neighbor, for example, is translated into a manageable slogan-"Love is primary, everything else is secondary"-that we can easily remember and apply to everyday situations, every point carefully explained so that the reader gets it. This book makes us feel like a life of faith and intimacy with God is right at our fingertips, ending with Dencle's glimpse of paradise and thoughts of home.