The Stranger in the Lifeboat - Mitch Albom

The Stranger in the Lifeboat

By Mitch Albom

  • Release Date - Published: 2021-11-02
  • Book Genre: Religious
  • Author: Mitch Albom
Our rating: 5/5 stars

4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 777 Ratings)

The Stranger in the Lifeboat Mitch Albom read online review & book description:

#1 New York Times Bestseller

What would happen if we called on God for help and God actually appeared? In Mitch Albom’s profound new novel of hope and faith, a group of shipwrecked passengers pull a strange man from the sea. He claims to be “the Lord.” And he says he can only save them if they all believe in him.

Adrift in a raft after a deadly ship explosion, ten people struggle for survival at sea. Three days pass. Short on water, food and hope, they spot a man floating in the waves. They pull him in.

“Thank the Lord we found you,” a passenger says.

“I am the Lord,” the man whispers.

So begins Mitch Albom’s most beguiling and inspiring novel yet.

Albom has written of heaven in the celebrated number one bestsellers The Five People You Meet in Heaven and The First Phone Call from Heaven. Now, for the first time in his fiction, he ponders what we would do if, after crying out for divine help, God actually appeared before us? What might the Lord look, sound and act like?

In The Stranger in the Lifeboat, Albom keeps us guessing until the end: Is this strange and quiet man really who he claims to be? What actually happened to cause the explosion? Are the survivors already in heaven, or are they in hell?

The story is narrated by Benji, one of the passengers, who recounts the events in a notebook that is later discovered—a year later—when the empty life raft washes up on the island of Montserrat.

It falls to the island’s chief inspector, Jarty LeFleur, a man battling his own demons, to solve the mystery of what really happened. 

A fast-paced, compelling novel that makes you ponder your deepest beliefs, The Stranger in the Lifeboat suggests that answers to our prayers may be found where we least expect them.

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Posted Reviews

  • Such a Beautiful Read

    5
    By Chefsteph51
    Not like any other book I have read. Holds you from the first page.
  • Enjoyable quick read

    4
    By Amigo73
    I enjoyed this book on a cold, dreary afternoon. It’s a quick read with some thought provoking moments. It’s definitely worth the time
  • Excellent book

    5
    By ladevineii
    Excellent reading! Finished the book un two days; difficult to put down.
  • Interesting

    5
    By Pincho0814
    Outstanding Read!!
  • Good lesson. A bit slow, but worth the ending .

    3
    By Aworrieddad
    Although the book is a bit slow once I reached the end, I felt satisfied with the lessons I was able to extricate. I feel each individual will get something different out of this read.
  • Stranger in the Lifeboat

    4
    By DustyinHawaii
    I was absolutely spellbound by Mitch Albon’s newest book . A great story with many twists , turns , and surprises . Great character portrayals , and the ending blooms like a flower . I just loved it !
  • Thought provoking

    5
    By Dullam
    A good read and an important story of discovering one’s faith.
  • Faith or Reality

    5
    By JBTalbott
    Excellent story line with an even better message. Mitch Albom has mastered the art of turning blind faith into plausible reality.
  • Not bad, not bad at all

    4
    By Basswhisperer21
    A decent and quick read.
  • Soul searching

    5
    By Tlgbred
    This book doesn’t end the way you think it will. It makes you contemplate God and a way to survive the lost of a loved one.

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