Before I went to the bookstore, I had no idea who Ru dela Torre was, nor have I ever heard of his book “Road Trip” or any of his other books – if there be any. The only reason I even picked the book up was ’cause I thought Kitchie Nadal wrote it (thanks to her name written on the upper left side corner), only to find out it was the foreword that she wrote and the book was in fact, written by one Ru dela Torre. First thought that entered my mind: “Who’s he?”
    Given my typical, absentminded impatient self, my normal reaction would’ve been to put the book back to the shelf and walk away. But I browsed over the pages of the book to Kitchie’s foreword, which kind of caught my attention; however, what really got me was the dedication written a few pages just before the foreword:
    This book is dedicated to you.
    I have been praying for you even before I started writing this book.
    Here’s me wishing that you find where you need to be in life’s journey.
    It really caught my interest and I found myself flipping through the pages. Right then and there, I knew I wanted a copy of the book – not only that – I immediately wanted to buy a friend of mine a copy of the book.
    I (impulsively) bought two copies of the book and I must say that I have no regrets.
    The first few chapters had me walking from Greenbelt 1 to my office with my head buried on the book. I couldn’t put it down! It was sheer torment to have to stop reading ’cause lunch break was over.
    In a sentence, the book is a breath of fresh air. I found the author’s quick wit and snappy humor endearing – and quite rare in Christian books nowadays. His honesty and candidness speaks to the reader as if it were an old friend telling you what he’s been going through lately. I found myself rejoicing at the triumphs that he found in God, moved by his heartfelt revelations, tearing up on the Father’s Love Letter (even if I’ve read and heard it a gazillion times), and wowed by the 50% discount on the flat screen TV.
    The book is a wonderful reminder for Christians of how great an adventure we’re all in as we pursue God’s will for our lives, of how real and intimate Daddy God can be! And it’s amazing that we’ve only seen the tip of the iceberg… there’s so much more of His glory and mercy and love waiting to manifest in and through our lives!
    I highly recommend this book to anyone who wants a good read, who wants to learn some priceless truths, and who wants to experience God in their lives – and all this coming from someone who’s been there.
    The next time I see a book by Ru dela Torre, “Who’s he?” would be the last thing on my mind. And it won’t even matter if it’s Kitchie Nadal who wrote the foreword or not. I’ll sure be eager to find out what nuggets of truth Ru will be dishing out next!

    May God bless you and your ministry Pastor/Kuya Ru! J
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The last chapter, with Jesus asking me Does He not deserve my love made me cry.



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