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Reviewed by K.C. Finn for Readers' Favorite
Running Through the Storm is a collection of short works of dramatic fiction written by author Roger Blanton. The work takes a critical look at modern life, with a particular interest in the observation of secular life and the impact which religion could potentially have to improve it. What follows is a series of stories, perhaps comparable to modern day parables, which illustrate the various storms that we, as human beings, struggle with in life. It is the author’s mission to illustrate a modern way of considering religion which negates the need for such violent and negative terms about fighting our way through life and causing ourselves more grief along the way.
I really liked Roger Blanton’s message of faith and trust in a plan set out for us, to help us weather the darker moments of life as well as we manage the more joyous of our experiences. The tale of college students Paul and Nancy was a particular favourite, where her sudden disappearance from his life gives Paul a poignant realization. The writing quality could bring the stories to life a little more, for example, there wasn’t a great deal of dialogue and some parts were heavily explained rather than shown through action. As passages which could be read to a congregation, however, I think they would work really well, and I would definitely recommend Running Through the Storm to anyone seeking guidance through their difficulties in modern life, or a new perspective on how to deal with disaster.