The Chasm is a short-story allegory, from Randy Alcorn, the best-selling author of Deadline and Deception, about a man on a journey to reach a special place. Reminiscent of Pilgrim's Progress, The Chasm is a quick and highly readable narrative, intensely textured, and multi-faceted in meaning and application.
Along his journey the traveler meets two other characters, a crusty old mentor and a very appealing figure who offers advice and leadership (but proves to be a deceiving shape-shifter).
As a story, it's a compelling narrative that distills the Christian gospel into an unforgettable picture-- a powerful encouragement for believers and an inescapably provocative encounter for those who are searching.
The Chasm also makes an attractive and affordable gift, as a small hardcover illustrated with a dozen compelling line drawings. Additionally, it offers questions for discussion and conversation in the back-- tools for understanding the nuances of The Chasm and applying its messages to life.
Ultimately, The Chasm offers to believers an intriguing view of their own faith; and provides seekers a view of life with promise and redemption.