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Escape from Paradise

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Escape from Paradise is an immediately engaging Christian allegory with complex, realistic characters in an imaginative danger-filled world.

From the moment Adam emerges from the pond, lost and alone, to his encounter with Kailyn as he sits outside the golden city contemplating his despair, I was immersed into a world fraught with enticing lies and fleeting truths. As each faction seeks to exert control over the land and sway Adam to their side, I was pulled into the struggle with him.


Adam's reactions, emotions, and confusion are well-drawn and true-to-life. I saw the world through Adam's eyes and experienced his doubt and longing. I was torn between the easy, but unfulfilling life of the city and the difficult path to the cottage and banquet hall. His fears, his desires have been mine at one point or another.


There was never a point where I thought I could put the book down and walk away. The world pulled me back. I enjoyed the maps and descriptions of the high and low country and the forces that rule each. The "Great Ones" or "little ones" were intriguing as were the roaming packs of animals and the mystery of the bodies. The author's plotting is consistent and includes a wonderful push-pull of obstacles and wins versus defeats. The story is never too depressing, nor too optimistic. As Goldilocks would say, "It's just right!"

If you enjoy complex characters navigating a story fraught with twists and turns that has a deeper spiritual meaning, then you'll love D. Richard Ferguson's Escape from Paradise.

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About the author

My books are the fruit of 25 years of pastoral ministry, biblical counseling, formal seminary training, and a deep, lifelong passion for God’s Word. I live in Colorado where I stand in constant wonder at how God reveals his glory in the creation. view profile

Published on February 23, 2021

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50000 words

Genre: Christian Fiction

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