|Reviews for The Boy Who Talks to God|
| gyoung chapter 58 . 8/11
I don't think I've ever read anything like this before. It was heartbreaking, endearing, conflicting, and profound. I was amazed by the emphasis you made on trusting God through everything in life and following His. I also loved the fact that you showed that Christian life is not always easy, but in then end what matters is whether or not you trust God to lead you through, give you peace, and use things that happen in life to do something good.
Amazing story! Thank you for sharing it.
| Liya Smith chapter 61 . 1/25
I think I read this book the first time around 2011. Ever since then, it's been one of my absolute favorites. I've read it through many times. You've gotten a lot of reviews, so you've probably heard this a lot, but this book is absolutely beautiful. Thank you for writing it and putting it out there. Every time I come back and read it gives me the same feelings (maybe even better) than the first time I read it. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
| somersaultkick chapter 61 . 11/7/2015
This story is so beautiful, I shed tears of sadness and joy. God bless you.
| Spazthemagicbeanstalk chapter 61 . 1/28/2015
I just wanted to say that I found this an incredibly interesting perspective forma religious perspective. I am not religious myself and have had many varying experiences with people of religion but I found this tale to be well representative of my better experiences, while still acknowledging that not everyone who claims to be Christian, or any religion, really follows the spirit of the beliefs.
Despite my own lack of faith, I really appreciate the chance to enjoy something so heartfelt and hope that more people take an example from it, choosing to be good people regardless of faith.
| adahellou chapter 59 . 1/9/2015
I just finished reading this and I loved every moment of it ! You are such a talented writer and you are now one of my favorite authors. Has these things really happened to you ? What a long road you've traveled.
Your story really made me think some things. Before I felt like a bad Christian. I mean I'm not bad person in anyway, I just felt that I haven't done anything for God, like I was useless or just lazy. But after reading this I started thinking that maybe I just haven't found my path yet, that God has something planned for me but I haven't figured it out. I am still just 17 almost 18, so I have my whole life ahead of me, so really I'm not in hurry.
I've just applied for this Eurotour15, which is basically outreach for countries in Europe organized by our church. We'll travel across the Europe by bus for two and half weeks and tell about Jesus and his love through different methods. That is IF they accept my application. "Two and a half weeks on the road with Jesus" is their slogan. At first I applied just so I get to travel and see places and because I was interested in missionary work, but I didn't have the calling. I still don't, but now more than ever, I pray that during that journey, something wakes up inside me and I'll get to know what God has planned for me.
I enjoyed reading your story and I was really inspired by it so thank you I'll now read the sequal :)
| asianfighter chapter 1 . 2/2/2014
Oh my goodness. One of my very dear Christian friends introduced this story to me a few years back and I remembered enjoying it. I found it quirky, fun, and inspiring even as a strict non-believer. Looking back on this story, I managed to find a great Christian man, brown hair brown eyes, who talks to the Lord constantly. He's been in my life for a little over a year and a half now, and rereading this story makes me awfully reminiscent. Thank you for writing it!
| The end chapter 2 . 10/15/2013
Maybe every generation DOES think they're the last. But I do believe the end is near. What, with all the immorality popping up suddenly and Christians being spiritually attacked...our generation is not a good one, either. Good start to a story, though. :))
| Casey213 chapter 1 . 4/5/2013
This story is truly life changing. You have a true gift from God with your words. I will read and re read this story as well as the sequel many times. It makes you realize all over again how great God is and what it means to live your life for Him. Just reading this keeps my thoughts guided towards Him and I am truly inspired. Please write more stories because you are amazing at it. I would really urge your to try and get this published because its an inspiration for young women out there to wait for the man of their dreams and that by focusing on God they can be fulfilled even without a man. I think getting it out there would be beneficial for so many ladies. Better than a lot of the books you see out there that are so far from the bible and God. Thank you!
Prayers and God bless,
| Sophie Anne Fields chapter 58 . 3/23/2013
I came across this story on A Drop of Romeo. It was different than I expected, but once I started I just couldn't stop. Your characters were impeccable. How you developed them gradually and the relationships between them. Throughout the whole story I could relate to Ally and I felt like I was falling in love with Nate. Despite being able to relate to Ally, my favorite character was Nate. He was complex and I never quite knew what he doing. Overall, I will definitely read the sequel and I might even come back and read this one again. This is such a beautiful story with good message of faith, friendship and family.
| Corrie Girondi chapter 1 . 1/7/2013
I will probably read this story over and over again throughout my life, as it is so inspiring. Thank you so much for posting it!
| stephan chapter 1 . 12/19/2012
wow this is an amazing book ! i love it :* i want to read more and more and more and more and read for every internaty :DDDDDDDDDDDDD
| Corrie chapter 61 . 12/12/2012
This is a gem of a story, and I never thought I would find the like on fictionpress of all places. Before I gave my life to God, I was very nearly addicted to fictionpress. And afterwards, well, I had sworn it off. But before that, I had read the first chapter or so of this story. I don't know why I did not keep reading. Yesterday, even though I had sworn off fictionpress, knowing it to be a stumbling block in more ways than one to my faith, I logged on and went straight to this story. It had to be God. This story was a huge encouragement to me, in so many ways. I have always struggled with giving over my love life to God, even when I thought I had, I found out I hadn't. But after reading this story, it is hard to imagine ever struggling with that again, though it may happen. Also almost as encouraging was the heart-felt testimony about missions. I have felt led by God to missions since I was about 9 or 10, though it has only been these past couple years that He has led me to the certainty of missions being my life work for Him. I am currently a Freshman Nursing major in college, wanting to use Nursing as a way to bring hope and healing to those who need it. Not only have you inspired me to press on (it is finals week), but you have reminded me of my Purpose. Who my purpose is. I just wanted to let you know how much this has blessed me.
| Guest chapter 5 . 7/9/2012
I wonder what made Nate like this. Passion and faith like this is beautiful in itself, but a young boy must have been influenced somehow. Are we going to see Nate's parents anytime?
I should mention that I'm not Christian. I'm a Muslim but there are some parts of Christianity which I, as a Muslim, do believe. And though I call myself a Muslim, honestly I wish my faith in my religion was as strong as Nate's. It's hard and starting to feel impossible to trust without questions, to love and to fear at the same time and to have faith. Faith is difficult.
This is an inspirational story in itself, and I'm looking forward to how it unravels.
| fairydustillusion chapter 2 . 7/6/2012
oh my gosh! I seriously thought I was the only one who saw the fake-ness and false propheting of Joel Osteen. his "sermons" and their blatant disregard for the Word make me sick. I'm SO glad someone else sees it too.
| rosieroo chapter 1 . 7/5/2012
Hey there! I'm Rosie from a website called A Drop of Romeo and I'm happy to say that you're story has made it onto there under the category of 'Girl and Best Friend'! Here's your review:
Rosie Thinks: I think I became hooked on this story from the summary alone. This story is completely different from anything I've ever read before and utterly original. The plot touches on so many different emotions. The relationship between Ally and Nate is sweet and lovely, yet there are parts where you just want to cry or even laugh alongside Ally. I truly felt for Ally - in love with her best friend who is convinced he can hear God and is doing His work. I know it sounds a bit crazy but trust me, it does not come across this way in the story.
I don't consider myself a very religious person, but I found the views presented in this story to be fascinating and not off-putting at all. Unbridled has such an in depth knowledge of many of the topics present in this story, like religion, 'Sharghistan', and horse riding, so it made it that much more interesting. Especially for me - as a horse rider myself - I found that all of what she wrote about dressage was accurate.
I love how this story touches on so much more than just the relationship between Ally and Nate. The parts on Sharghistan (which is a pseudonym for a real country) were so emotionally touching and beautifully written that it also made me want to cry!Unbridled's writing flows, so you can't help but be caught up in her words and continue on to the next chapter. It was gentle, yet powerful at the same time. Although it does have a large amount of chapters, don't be daunted as it is a gripping story of love, religion and loss.