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date submitted 02.02.2010
date updated 05.02.2010
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The Narrow Road

EJ Ouellette

Coloring outside the lines. A very unusual testimony for these days. A story about Gods grace.

 

"The Narrow Road," a testimony, will either be accepted or rejected by Emil's readers. There will be no middle ground. This book is about forgiveness and obedience. It reflects the way of Emil's Master, the Lord Jesus Christ. And God promises that the word of testimony will overcome dark powers. I was privileged to read this book.

Arthur Eedle. B.Sc.

 
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Barry Wenlock wrote 1331 days ago

Hi EJ,
I thought that this was a beautiful and engaging story. One which will will bring pleasure to many. It's very well-written, too.
Backed.
Best wishes, Barry

Ma.Ste. wrote 1456 days ago

'The Narrow Road' is an involving story. And well written. It's simple and straightforward. When You mention the movie called 'Hook' in chapter 3, I thought instantly about another film which fits in the subject matter of Your book a little: 'Made in Heaven', with Timothy Hutton, Kelly McGillis and Debra Winger. Congratulations and good luck! Not only with the book but also with Your... mission.

lionel25 wrote 1470 days ago

EJ, thanks for sharing your wisdom and instruction. The first two chapters are well done. Nothing to nitpick there. Reads almost like a great piece of fiction, if I am allowed to make that comparison.

Happy to back this.

Joffrey (The Silver Spoon Effect)

Francesco wrote 1479 days ago

Backed with pleasure! Good Luck!!
A look at Sicilian Shadows would be greatly appreciated.
Frank.
If you back my work, you may also want to approach BJD (a big supporter of Sicilian Shadows) for a further read and possible backing of your book.

SusieGulick wrote 1493 days ago

Thank you, EJ, for sharing your testimony. May others come to know Jesus through it. God bless you. :)
I just got my memoir/testimony on authonomy.com this month, "He Love Me, He Loves Me Not" & the UNEDITED version, "Tell Me True Love Stories of He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not." God is faithful & loves us. Love,Susie :)
Could you please take a moment & BACK my 2 books? Thanks. :) I'll put your book on my watchlist to maybe help it to advance. :)

lizjrnm wrote 1494 days ago

Love Robert Frost and the beautiful metaphors you have used to speak to your audience! Clearly much research and passion has gone into the writing of this book which is less about preachy talk and more about
finding one's faith! Well written and BACKED with pleasure!

Liz
The Cheech Room

Raymond Nickford wrote 1495 days ago

The Narrow Road:

E.J. Ouelette,

The experience of peace and affinity with nature, and so with God, that you describe in the forest, is almost mystical and I wanted to read on to see if this is the route that first drew you to faith, rather than any schoolroom or church teaching of the scriptures and church rituals.
The Robert Frost poem is surely an ideal way of introducing the reader to the puzzle of destiny and faith that confronted you in earlier years and provokes the thought that there is always a tantalising, almost indefinable, other-worldly romance about choices which confront us and the responsibility we have for those choices we take; just as in Frost's poem, there is that latent thought that if we take one path, however beautiful and full of promise, we may have then missed another whose beauty will forever have remain unknown to us.
Your prose is crystal clear and needs to be so that it may carry the urgency of your message.
Backed.
Ray
(A Child from the Wishing Well)

AlanMarling wrote 1503 days ago

Dear EJ Ouellette,

Thank you for sharing your work with us. Your first line struck me because I immediately pictured myself being drawn into a mysterious forest, an evocative image. Now, “children screaming and playing” follows, and I suggest reversing the verbs, otherwise I get a flash of a very wrong sort of idea. I’m familiar with the Robert Frost poem as well, and you describe a tranquil forest scene fit for meditation. In the next chapter, you make me root for you, hoping you’ll overcome in spite of Acute Rejection Syndrome. The girl with different-colored eyes sounds amazing, but I’m sorry for her that she didn’t choose you. Being attracted only to people who despised you is mind-boggling, and now I have even greater incentive to read until you find happiness. I see you became a forest-indoctrinated priest, leading people to the divine from your kitchen. It’s only natural the established religions would be intolerant. Ah, I see hatred toward Catholics drew you off the path, as anger is wont to do. I’m glad you were able to form a connection to the divine in vivid dreams. An eye-opening reflection that during twelve years you only associated with the like-minded and didn’t convert anyone. The narrow road concept verses the wide road of the lax mannerisms of churchgoers is a good metaphor for your work.

Bravo! Backed.

Best wishes,
Alan Marling

Bob Steele wrote 1510 days ago

The Narrow road is a well written and highly personal story of a life surrendered to God at an early age, and the implications that personal testimony carries for others. Backed.

Eric Grizzle wrote 1512 days ago

How can you go wrong quoting Robert Frost. I also love the Peter Pan analogy of Christians forgetting who they are in Christ. This is very well done. Backed enthusiastically.

Eric
Frederic and Unbroken Promise

Jesse Hargreave wrote 1514 days ago

Backed February 13.

Jesse - Savant

MMScanlon wrote 1518 days ago

Your book reminds me alot of what I, myself, had gone through. Your writing style is easy to understand and I can see this book reaching many hundreds of people in your target audience. Being in the Prophetic Ministry also, I know that a book such as this will ring true for most of us that have a full understanding of what it means to walk the narrow road! Blessings to you!

Mary Scanlon
The Life I Lost
Prophetic Impressions: Thirty Days with Christ
Victor E. Standings and the search for the Lost Key

Melcom wrote 1521 days ago

Lovely writing that obviously comes from the heart.

Touching and emotive read.


Well done.

Melxx
Impeding Justice

Francis Albert McGrath wrote 1521 days ago

Mmm ... I read the first four chapters and samples from the rest. "You must be in the world but not of it..." This is a marvelous testimony - from the heart. I followed you every step of the way... I totally understand the codependence, and the reasons behind the first marriage and subsequent reasons for leaving it. You have a simple readable style, and a way of conveying the bliblical truths you quote.
Shelved
Frank

Jesse Hargreave wrote 1524 days ago

Backed.

Jesse - Savant

ejouellette wrote 1530 days ago

Thanks so much for your input. I truly value it. In my defense it is written in British English which is what I grew up with. Secondly when I wrote that particular chapter I loved all the "That's" and left it that way in purpose. I did not know there was such a huge difference between American English and British until I started publishing. Now people just see my works seems different but they don't realize it's partially because of the language differences. Also, I wrote this book in six days. All editing was on the fly. The English professor friend of mine at Oxford actually proofread it for me as he does all my works. I tried an independent company in the US before and they made huge mess as they tried to put it into American English. Now my professor at Oxford is the only one I can trust to preserve my uniqueness.
Thank again,
EJ

Dear EJ
What a fabulous family heirloom you've crafted here......I assume you want it to be perfect....

September (that) I would remember.............September, I would remember....
forest (that) my friends and I often played in..........forest, my friends nd I often played in
For some reason (that) day (that) forest called out to me............For some reason, it was then, the forest called out to me.

In paragraph 3 of loaded chapter one, you have 10 'thats'.........I counted.....It began to feel like they were jumping off the page...

Have you read Jesus! A Teenager?, here on the site, written by my friend Estelee Boratenski.....Stop by, you two should meet....

I enjoyed the read.....and spending time with you....
Shelved with good wishes.

paxie wrote 1530 days ago

Dear EJ
What a fabulous family heirloom you've crafted here......I assume you want it to be perfect....

September (that) I would remember.............September, I would remember....
forest (that) my friends and I often played in..........forest, my friends nd I often played in
For some reason (that) day (that) forest called out to me............For some reason, it was then, the forest called out to me.

In paragraph 3 of loaded chapter one, you have 10 'thats'.........I counted.....It began to feel like they were jumping off the page...

Have you read Jesus! A Teenager?, here on the site, written by my friend Estelee Boratenski.....Stop by, you two should meet....

I enjoyed the read.....and spending time with you....
Shelved with good wishes.

Jared wrote 1530 days ago

The Road Not Taken poem is a clever touch, and Frost's poem integrates very well into the theme of your testimony. The short pitch is outstanding and, as I'm sure you'll know, this book will divide opinion. It's a personal memoir and as such I can't comment on the content, but I can admire the lyrical quality of the writing and your courage in bringing your innermost thoughts to a wider audience. This is delightful and I wish you well with it. Backed for encouragement.
Jared.

JupiterGirl wrote 1530 days ago

I've sampled just a bit of this but it is so evocative and lovely I will most certainly return for more. Lovely writing. Shelved. JupiterGirl (Twins of the Astral Plane)

yasmin esack wrote 1532 days ago

you write well and you have managed to build up te reader's interest wondering where the 12 yr old is headed. well done backed with pleasure

ejouellette wrote 1533 days ago

E.J., WOW thank you so much!!

What bravery, not just from Joe, but from you as the author of this mesmerizing account of redemption, forgiveness, hope, and resiliency over the enemy. The writing is excellent and present the story in an engaging way. I'm not a super-fast reader and I was flowing through Chapter 1 of your manuscript "The Road Not Taken." Your Robert Frost poem just added some good spice to a recipe already well flavored. Keep up the good work and I know that this story will open up doors for you.

With Regards,

Mark

Mark L. Kelsey wrote 1533 days ago

E.J.,

What bravery, not just from Joe, but from you as the author of this mesmerizing account of redemption, forgiveness, hope, and resiliency over the enemy. The writing is excellent and present the story in an engaging way. I'm not a super-fast reader and I was flowing through Chapter 1 of your manuscript "The Road Not Taken." Your Robert Frost poem just added some good spice to a recipe already well flavored. Keep up the good work and I know that this story will open up doors for you.

With Regards,

Mark

George Fripley wrote 1533 days ago

I enjoy reading people's stories. I also liked the poem. Backed with pleasure.

George Fripley
Wurzel of Clutton

Manolya wrote 1534 days ago

Hi,
I just wanted to keep reading this book, and will come back to it at the weekend.
This is different, and its good to see you on here. The beginning reminded me of Joseph Smith, of the LDS church where he too goes into a forest seeking God.

If you have the time, I would love to know what you think of my book as I am new on here too.

All the very best with your book.
Manolya- 'Love In No-Man's Land'

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