The God Cookie

The God Cookie

A Novel

Book - 2009 | 1st ed.
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Would you know if he did, if God really spoke to you-- would it be booming from the heavens or just in your head?

If it was in your head, how would you know if it was God or wasn't ?

Is God speaking right now but we're just not listening ?

And if God does tell you something…what would you do about it?

Meet Parrish. He's a regular guy, owns a coffee shop. He happens to be shooting the breeze with his buddies at the neighborhood Chinese buffet, talking about the dents in golf balls and such, when the discussion develops into a debate on whether or not God still speaks to people.

When his friends skip out and he is left alone, Parrish tells God he's "all in." Ready to listen, do what he's told, and see what happens. Only moments later, back at his table, he opens his fortune cookie to find a surprise -- instead of a proverbial statement, he reads a directive from God.

"Take the corner."

God, via cookie, sends him on this first step of a seemingly absurd adventure. His quest sends him to the corner bus stop, where he finds a dropped and forgotten letter, written in a desperate tone, to help those God brings across his path. There, Parrish befriends Audra, a nursing student who rides the bus home. And together they begin to follow the god cookie message, pursuing the random threads of the experiment, tying them together and discovering more about themselves than either ever imagined possible.
Publisher: Colorado Springs, Colo. : WaterBrook Press, c2009.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9781400073443
Branch Call Number: WOOD
Characteristics: 303 p. ; 21 cm.

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Chapel_Hill_KenMc Dec 20, 2014

I didn't realize there was a genre of fiction called "faith fiction," though it shouldn't surprise me. Hopefully this doesn't represent the best of the genre. A mildly interesting plot and somewhat amusing characters make this an experience somewhat like watching an average TV sitcom.

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EliseForgo
Aug 19, 2013

It started well. I had great hopes and I started to care about the characters.
And then, about 2/3 of the way through, it got preachy. It all became unrelatable and contrived and the story felt forced and plastic.
Was god speaking through the fortune cookie? I'll never know because I finally just didn't care and questioned why I was torturing myself. I baled on the last 1/4 of the book.

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