Upon his death, aged 86, in Tulla Springs, Mississippi, Harold T Smith, is taken on a voyage through his past where he has to face the truth and the consequences of some of his actions, particularly surrounding his relationship with one young ‘Colored’ woman back in the 1930’s. This short novella addresses the racism and hypocrisy he was brought up with and the impact it had on those around him, enabling him to see things differently in death than he ever did in life.
Zion's Road is a well-written and powerful inspirational story, but misses the crux of the Christian message. This bothers me because I was approached by the author to review this book, and the author was aware that I review Christian novels. And this isn’t. It implies our eternal destination—heaven or hell—depends on the choices we make not while we live but after we die, which contradicts the teachings of the Bible. And while the Bible is mentioned in passing, there is no mention of belief in Jesus or how that impacts our eternal destiny.
Thanks to Imani Wisdom for providing a free ebook for review.