July 20th, 2018

Beyond the Ocean's Edge

Another Book Review

I'm trying to catch up in writing reviews of books I've recently written.  Got another one done yesterday, so here it is.  Harland Eastwood is a fellow member of SASP.  You can learn more about him and his many books on the SASP web-site.  Once there, visit the "Members" page and click on his name to reach his member web-page.


Reviewed by D. Andrew McChesney

         In this slim volume, the author recounts his life, pivoting on the moment when he thought to end it.  It was his discovery of Faith in Jesus Christ that stopped him from pulling the trigger, led him to a life of Truth, and allowed him the Grace to share his story.
         Harland tells his very personal story in a straight forward honest way.  He describes his earliest years and does not omit the details of parental neglect that led to self-doubt and a lack of self-respect.  He is also sincere when describing the moment he found Faith and in the doubts he had, and the trials he faced afterwards.
         Besides a declaration and testimonial of Faith, this is also an auto-biography.  From it the reader gains a picture of Harland’s life, from the earliest days of his existence, to the near present.  One also learns how he developed a passion for collecting old bottles and other antiques, and came to write several historical works about Washington’s Adams County.  This is a very personal work and the author is to be commended for his willingness to share both the good and the bad details with the reader.