The Chasm: A Journey to the Edge of Life

By Randy Alcorn

A trip He Couldn’t omit… and a Step He Couldn’t Take

He discovered himself a vacationer within the strangest of lands. the place invisible secrets and techniques come starkly into sight. the place the fairest of partners leads the best way into unsuspected threat and darkness. the place hidden battles burst into the open. the place loads is grasped…and much more turns out unattainable.
   Driven through a craving he doesn’t comprehend, pressured towards a vacation spot he can’t particularly see, the vacationer navigates the inhospitable panorama with decision and a flicker of whatever like hope—despite the hindrances that appear to unerringly block his path.
   Best-selling novelist Randy Alcorn weaves a supernatural interaction of wills and factors, lusts and longings, love and sacrifice. It’s a powerful combine that leaves each reader puzzling over: Do i actually comprehend this global I dwell in? Do i actually comprehend myself? Is there extra to all this than I’ve ever dared hope?

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Abruptly soreness shot via my torso and up into my head like a runaway teach. I reeled from the blow and attempted to shake it off me. The discomfort was once dreadful. yet I persisted my quest regardless of it, passionate about what i wished. I regarded round on the different males, we all indulging, none people happy. a few of the males frantically redirected their longings, males taking a look upon males or maybe upon teenagers. In a feeding frenzy we turned predators, shoppers of others, cannibals, now not males yet obscene appetites. It grew to become a jail insurrection, and that i was once within the thick of it. i used to be ashamed, yet my disgrace gave me no energy to withstand. I felt helpless, like a junkie enslaved to his habit. one other wild rush of soreness beaten me, a throbbing discomfort that deepened my vacancy. And the vacancy demanded to be stuffed. I entered underneath an archway, then one other and one other. I moved from position to put, indulging a growing number of, chuffed much less and no more. nonetheless I got here again for extra. As I entered one final archway, I didn’t locate what I anticipated. I observed my very own wife—but I didn’t comprehend who she was once. probably not. I’d by no means stopped to invite her. I’d used her as yet another item, yet another ownership, another searching trophy. I gazed up at swaying ladies on a level. A surprise wave assailed me, through a in poor health vacancy. I heard myself scream in horror. Why? my very own daughter had joined the parading girls on degree. within the din, not anyone else heard me scream. I gazed into the vacancy of my daughter’s eyes. i began pushing and shoving. i wished to kill the lads who lusted after her—vile males whose daughters I’d lusted after. whatever occurred in that second. In seeing my little woman, I observed my spouse and the opposite girls as they truly were—frightened daughters and hardened moms, determined souls projecting photos of extremely joyful sensuality while inside of they felt not anything yet disdain for the boys and themselves. The raging lust in my blood chilled to disgrace. I sobbed hopelessly, then eventually ran out during the tinted-glass doorways and down urban blocks of gnawing vacancy, collapsing in a heap. I regarded as much as see Joshua. He progressed, smiling. “Come,” he stated softly. “There’s even more to work out. ” prior to I knew it, we have been jogging right into a lush lodge hallway. Joshua hesitated, having a look as though he’d meant for us to move in other places. Gilded elevator doorways opened around the corridor. Out stepped a well-dressed businessman followed by means of a lady with the face and determine of a man’s goals. They walked aspect through aspect down the hallway, guffawing calmly in seen anticipation. I knew who they have been and what was once approximately to occur. I felt my abdominal flip. They slipped into the room, no longer seeming to note us as we stood gazing them. Then I watched because the idiot torched solemn vows made twenty-five years prior to and threw ashes to the wind. “Stop! ” I cried. “Don’t you spot what you’re doing? ” He couldn’t pay attention me, or wouldn’t. all of sudden I observed the losing blade of a guillotine, spilling my blood at the fresh sheets of a luxurious lodge mattress. I observed the face of the girl of my desires after an evening of blind ardour, whilst good looks pale and he or she turned challenging and unsightly, another dried-up carcass during this nice internet, a revolting reminder of my very own situation.

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