This is a parallel world allegory featuring a nine-year old who’s had a rough life. His parents have divorced. When his mother left, she took his sister and brother. Though his father seems like he’s some kind of believer—maybe nasty, he’s gone a lot.
As the story opens, Jad is hiding under his covers trying to convince himself he’s not terrified. Dad’s been gone three days. He’s in a new school being picked on. Life is a pain, to put it mildly.
His only friends are his three stuffed animals: a gorilla, a cat, and a rabbit. He finally gets asleep and wakes up in a new world.
His friends are alive, and he’s expected to walk the path. The path is about character development and spiritual growth.
Spiritually, it’s disappointing.
The Pathmaker is sorta the Father in human form with no sacrifice and no salvation. Jad is not reborn. He survives the ordeal.
However, he learns many good lessons. It’s a positive and uplifting story. It is a good read.