Book Review: The Road Show by Braden Bell

Scott Jenson hates everything he knows about road shows: cheap costumes, silly songs, and bad acting. Being asked to create a road show is his worst nightmare come true. Can flawed but talented artist create a piece of art that testifies of Jesus Christ? And is there any way that something so trivial can have a healing effect on the lives of five troubled souls? A pornography addict, a depressed young mother, a sick older woman, a lonely outcast, and a spiritually numb elder’s quorum president are about to find out. Braden Bell gives a five-star performance with Road Show: Beauty for Ashes. With true-to-life characters, humorous situations, and tender realizations, this book is guaranteed to make you smile and applaud for more.

This book was not at all what I expected. When I think “Road Show” I have fond memories of cheesy preformances we did at church as a teenager. I was expecting a light-hearted, cheesy book. There was nothing cheesy about The Road Show.

The Road Show is a short book, just 120 pages, but author Braden Bell packed a powerful message into those pages. The characters in this book were well developed and each faced real issue that many of us stuggle with or can relate to: depression, illness, pornorgraphy, lonliness, pride, burdens that weigh us down and make us feel less than we are and unworthy of the Savior. 

I loved seeing the characters overcome their problems as they worked to produce a road show.

Content: Clean

Rating: 5 Stars

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