Worlds Collide by Alison Strobel

Leah Courtney

This is a story within a story as Jada, the young interviewer interviews Jack Harrington, the famous movie star, and his wife, Grace.  The main story is Jack and Grace's relationship and a faith that is strong despite their ties with Hollywood.  But, along with reading about Jack and Grace and how they met, we see Jada's journey to faith as she learns more about this famous couple.

This is another book I have mixed feelings about.  The story is told from the alternating perspectives of Jack and Grace with Jada chiming in occasionally.  This was slightly annoying at first- not my favorite style.  It became easier to read as I went through the book.  The story itself was interesting.  There were a few places where it seemed to lag, but then the action would pick back up.  I thought the author did a good job of making this a truly Christian fiction novel, including pretty detailed information about faith and salvation, without making the book sound "preachy." The characters talked about their faith in a way that would be relevant to Christians and spiritual seekers alike without breaking out into monologues that really didn't fit with the story line.  I really did like the characters of Jack and Grace, and for the most part, their lives and the difficulty of their relationship as a star and a "regular Jane" seemed realistic.

Despite a few difficulties, I think I'd definitely recommend this one as a good read.

I received a free edition of this book for review purposes from Waterbrook Press.  All opinions are entirely my own.

Leah Courtney / Author & Editor

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