What is truth?” Pontius Pilate asked this of Jesus Christ when he questioned him on the day of his crucifixion. Though Pilate didn’t wait for the answer, many people throughout the centuries claimed to have a direct line to God on that subject. But do these claimants really know thee truth?
In Search of Truth is a fictional story of a girl named Shevie who was removed by the police from her alcoholic parents. She was adopted by a family with a far worse addiction: self righteousness. Because of their strict, legalistic rules and regulations, Shevie rebelled and ended up on the streets.
Through a series of providential circumstances, Shevie finds herself in the country with her Christ-loving grandparents. They were actually the parents of her stepmother. Though others treated her as a project that they had to do something about, her step-grandparents showed her the first honest acceptance she had ever known.
Legalism rears its ugly head, and heads its ugly rear, when Shevie begins reading the Bible and discovers a disconnect between a popular preacher’s teaching and what Scripture says. The plot thickens as various people try to manipulate her while others beg forgiveness for things they did in the past. The book climaxes in an attempted murder and all the excitement that entails.
I highly recommend this book for Christians and non-Christians alike. The story isn’t preachy but it does a good job of showing the power of forgiveness as well as the bondage of hanging onto grudges. This is a tale of misunderstandings as well as the quest for power and popularity.
T. L. Wiens is a writer and speaker that shares from her experiences in her books and at speaking events. Her years as a youth leader revealed many issues young people deal with in a very personal way. Through the sharing of her faith in Jesus Christ, T. L. has been able to spread the hope she has found As well as offer others answers to some tough issues.)