CLASSIC BOOK REVIEW | Twice As Much Tomorrow

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Twice as Much Tomorrow

Though impressive in its depiction of the author’s great faith, Patricia Schultz’s Twice as
Much Tomorrow
ultimately falters due to its lack of a focused narrative.

Faith is a journey that’s intensely personal and introspective. In Twice as Much Tomorrow, author Patricia Schultz chronicles the ups and downs of her life, as well as the faith that has sustained her throughout the years.

The author interweaves short stories about important life events with her understanding and interpretation of scripture. She typically goes into great detail to explain the meaning of Biblical passages that particularly resonated with her. Ms. Schultz doesn’t hold back when she’s witnessing for her faith, and her earnest desire to share the Word of God with others comes through clearly in her prose. Some of her stories may push the bounds of belief, but the bright thread of her faith nevertheless weaves a compelling narrative of her spiritual journey. She also takes care to include stories about her loved ones and friends who have experienced the mysteries of faith in various ways as well. This gives her story a grander scope because it helps to showcase how her beliefs helped shape the lives of those she cares for, usually for the better.

However, it is ultimately the narrative that detracts from this story of religious transformation and salvation. It lacks a certain cohesion due to the author’s choice to follow a non-linear style that often has the reader bouncing between different points of her life. As a result, her journey as a Christian doesn’t quite have the propulsive force that would have made it truly affecting. It would have been more powerful if she had told her story in a clearly linear manner so that she could have brought the reader along with her as she went through the different experiences that eventually led her to develop a close relationship with God.

Frustrations with the narrative aside, this book is a good testimony of how the grace of God can touch a person’s life in so many subtle ways. Ms. Schultz had a clear goal from the very first page: It was to write a book that would serve as a witness for her faith. This she has accomplished admirably, and Twice as Much Tomorrow is a rousing read for those who are seeking a path towards their own spiritual growth.

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