From bestselling author and counselor Stephen Arterburn this is the tale of Jonathon Rush, now nicknamed Gold Rush, who is a wealthy and famous businessman. He cannot let go of his hurt and anger from feelings of abandonment from his past that he has felt since childhood. When he was four years old his mother gave him up and left him at a children's home. Now with violence and anger issues that have resulted in three divorces, Jonathon's pastor feels that Jonathon needs to find his birth mother and confront what happened so he can move on and let go of his issues. So he journeys to Fairbanks , Alaska to do just that. While there he follows some leads to a woman who calls herself Mercy ,who says she knows some things about his mother but seems reluctant to let him in on what she knows. Somehow he must find out what Mercy is hiding and learn to accept what happened,forgive his mother and himself.
The Encounter is a heartfelt story of one man's journey down a path of pain and anger to the road of acceptance,forgiveness, and healing. This story teaches a lot about the bitterness and darkness of grudges and holding onto the past and even more about the joys and freedom the light of a forgiveness can have on a heart and soul.
***Disclosure a free copy of this book was provided to me in exchange for my honest review through Thomas Nelson Booksneeze reviewers program.**