Cross Roads: A Novel

Two things:

#1. You can pre-order Cross Roads in paperback, which releases Sept. 3, by heading here.

#2. Glenn Beck conducted an incredible interview with Wm. Paul Young on TheBlaze TV a while back. If you didn’t catch the exchange, it’s very much worth watching…check out the three-part video below…and keep up to date with all TheBlaze TV programs here.)

Surely you’ve read (or at least heard of) The Shack. Originally self-published by Wm. Paul Young, the novel about finding deep faith through intense pain went on to sell 18 million copies. (Not a bad print run for the former office manager and hotel night clerk, among his other non-literary means of employment.)

Not surprisingly his publisher was keen on Young taking another stab a novel, and the result is Cross Roads.

The protagonist is Anthony Spencer, an egotistical, prideful, self-made business success story. But as Spencer learns, he (and everybody who rides the tsunami of power, prestige, and the almighty dollar) can’t control everything.

At the peak of his game, a cerebral hemorrhage leaves Spencer comatose in a hospital ICU…

Here’s the first part of Young’s intense interview with Glenn Beck on TheBlaze TV, where Young discusses pain and hurt in his past:

…then Spencer “awakens” to find himself in a surreal world, an landscape that mirrors dimensions of his earthly life, from the beautiful to the corrupt. Here Spencer conducts vivid interactions with others he believes are merely projections of his own subconscious but whose directions he follows in order that they might lead to authenticity and, perhaps, redemption.

Here’s part 2 of Young’s interview with Glenn:

The Cross Roads adventure draws Spencer into deep relational entanglements where he can “see” through others’ literal eyes and experiences but is blind to the consequences of hiding his personal agenda and loss, which fight against the possibility of healing and trust.

Will Spencer examine his life and realize he built a house of cards on the poisoned grounds of a broken heart? Will he also have the courage to make a critical choice that can undo a major injustice he set in motion before falling into a coma?

And part 3 of Young’s interview with Glenn: