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Thursday, July 19, 2012

THE COMPANY by Chuck Graham


A meteor strike plunges the world into darkness. A stranger to the village of Brigos Glen restores power and light, supplied by three businesses, known as “The Company,” located beyond the forbidden mountains. The stranger reveals a plan so the Brigons can maintain the power and share the light with outlying territories, which remain shrouded in darkness.

Now, seventy years later, The Company summons six Brigons, including the young engineer Sam Mitchell, to attend a conference in the mountains of the forbidden Outlands. Responsible for compiling a report about Brigos Glen from his five companions, Sam learns how managers and villagers largely ignored the plan or compromised it to self-interest, forsaking their duty to share the light. They also took for granted The Company responsible for generating and transmitting the power.

In an ordeal fraught with failure, revelations, and judgment, Sam discovers the true identity behind The Company and learns the fate that may befall Brigos Glen . . . that is, unless he can stop it. 



Growing up in Georgia during the Civil Rights movement, Chuck Graham has witnessed the destruction of a nation divided. After graduating from Walker High School, he earned a BA in political science from the University of Georgia and a JD from the Lumpkin School of Law. His legal career as an attorney in private practice spanned more than thirty-one years. He represented many local, national, and international clients, acquiring intricate knowledge about the often-overlapping structures of the corporate world. He also worked against those seeking to create racial division, including the Ku Klux Klan.

Chuck became a frequent speaker at churches and Christian events, where he also found division within the body of Christ. He began asking questions and discovered the cause—many do not understand who God is. The burden that emerged from this discovery led him to write Take the Stand (Broadman & Holman Publishers, 1996), which describes the weakened state of the Christian witness.

In 1997 he founded Ciloa (Christ Is Lord Of All), a ministry devoted to sharing God’s encouragement with the world and teaching those who follow Him how to encourage others. Today Chuck serves as executive director and principal author of A Note of Encouragement, a weekly e-zine reaching 175 countries, and two compilations, A Year of Encouragement and Another Year of Encouragement (Xulon Press, 2004 and 2006).

He has served as a member of the state bar of Georgia since 1979 and an instructor to attorneys and judges through the Institute for Continuing Legal Education (ICLE). He received the Medallion of Appreciation from ICLE. He co-led a successful Christian arbitration effort involving a national, multimillion-dollar business and an independent consultant.

He and Beverly, his wife of thirty-four years, have lived in Lawrenceville, a suburb of Atlanta, for fourteen years. God has blessed them with three children. In his free time, Chuck enjoys backpacking and hiking (especially on the Appalachian Trail), playing the guitar, dabbling in photography, and reading extensively about the Christian faith.


Chuck Graham is a powerful writer. His characters are not just believable but I am sure you will know a someone like Sam, just an ordinary man trying to earn a living for his family. Or Brian, that one person who always has an encouraging word and wise advise. How about the person who is rooted in the past, afraid to change anything. And then the opposite person who only looks to future changes, both of them forgetting the people in the present. Then there is the one who shuns both past and future and is only concerned with how it makes them feel right now.

Chuck gives us a picture of the church, the good, the bad and the ugly with his characters. He also shows us there is only one source, one light. Jesus, in this futuristic allegory.

We also get to see glimpses of Abraham, Moses, even some of the churches in Revelation. Rich with detail and emotions, The Company, is not just a work of fiction, but a picture of where each one of us stand before God. 

Powerful, thought-provoking, and insightful, The Company is a well written book full of allegory not just pointing the reader to Jesus but giving an understandable explanation of the Trinity.

I can not wait to read the second book. I would highly recommend this book to any one who enjoys a great fictional story, yet one steeped in truth and reality.

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This e-book review copy was made possible by the Litfuse Publicity Group. It was provided free of charge. I am only obligated to write a review, whether it be good or bad. 




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