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Anthony Spencer is egotistical, proud of being a self-made business success at the peak of his game, even though the cost of winning was painfully high. In Cross Roads, when a cerebral hemorrhage leaves Tony comatose in a hospital ICU, he "awakens" to find himself in a... Read More


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Anthony Spencer is egotistical, proud of being a self-made business success at the peak of his game, even though the cost of winning was painfully high.

In Cross Roads, when a cerebral hemorrhage leaves Tony comatose in a hospital ICU, he "awakens" to find himself in a surreal world, a living landscape that mirrors dimensions of his earthly life, from the beautiful to the corrupt. It is here that he has vivid interactions with others he assumes are projections of his own subconscious, but whose directions he follows nonetheless with the possibility that they might lead to authenticity and perhaps, redemption.

The adventure draws Tony into deep relational entanglements where he is able to see through the literal eyes and experiences of others, but is blind to the consequences of hiding his personal agenda and loss that emerge to war against the processes of healing and trust. Will this unexpected coalescing of events cause Tony to examine his life and realize he built a house of cards on the poisoned grounds of a broken heart? Will he have the courage to make a critical choice that can undo a major injustice he set in motion before falling into a coma?

Wm. Paul Young, best selling author of The Shack, brings us this tale of choices, regrets and redemption at the Cross Roads

Product Details:
Page Count: 304
Released: 11/2012

Note from the Author:

Dear Reader,
Welcome to the world of Anthony Spencer and Cross Roads. If you read The Shack, you will recognize the genre, but you will also see that this is a different story. In The Shack, we find Mackenzie stuck in the middle of life, mired in tragedy and caught in an adventure of relationship with the community of Father, Son and Holy Spirit. In Cross Roads, Anthony (Tony) has his foot on the gas and is accelerating down the straightaway of life, too busy pursuing 'something' to consider the repercussions of his choices… until he comes to a crossroad. These are the intersections of our life, where we have to stop and make a choice about where we will go next, where we meet others face to face who have suddenly become part of our world. Intersections are relational. They’re where we meet and are invited into something different, often uncomfortable and hopefully transformational.

If you read The Shack and loved it, you will also love Cross Roads. It will catch you by surprise and carry you into some place you have never been before. If you read The Shack and didn't like it, there is a good chance you won't like this one either. But give it a chance.

Thank you for taking the time to enter into the worlds created by writers and honor us by your attention. Whether they stir your ire or wonder, cause you to laugh, cry or throw a book across the room, we end up together in this conversation about things that matter to us, that sing to us, that stir us to love deeper and move in the direction of change. More fully alive and more truly human.

May grace and kindness constantly catch you by surprise!

- William Paul Young

Additional Information

  • Product type: Book
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Release Date: Nov 13, 2012
  • UPC: 9781455516049
  • Height: 0
  • Width: 0
  • Length: 0
  • Volumes/Discs: 1
  • Pages: 304
  • Publish Date: Nov 13, 2012
  • Audience Age Maximum: 0
  • Audience Age Minimum: 0
  • BISAC: "FIC042060"
  • ISBN: 145551604X

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Is This The Author of The Shack? by Carolyn on 4/26/13

Cross Roads is a page turner; however, parts of the story left me asking is this the same author of The Shack? The story centers around the main character with God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit entering every now and then. The main character possesses the bodies of other characters by entrance of a kiss; the book contains profanity; a character uses profanity prior to laying hands on another character for prayer. The book is a disappointment for me.

Awesome Book by JimL on 3/22/13

Yes, it does start out slow and you're not sure where he's going, but then it picks up and "away we go". This is one of my favorite books along with The Shack.

WOW by Dana on 1/7/13

I agree that the first part of the book seemed a bit slow going but it was well worth did get better and better. I look forward to more from Wm Paul Young...I hope he continues to write and they continue to be like The Shack and this. This would be a good audio book.

WOW! Cross Roads & The Shack by Amy on 10/25/12

I had an opportunity to read an advanced copy of Cross Roads. I labored through the first third of the book and didn't think I would make it. It was overly descriptive and over my head in vocabulary...

I was expecting more of what I got from The Shack and I came very close to putting it down....then it got good. Really good. Then it got even better.

I think Cross Roads is as good as The Shack if not better.

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