Somewhere Fast, by Bob Beltz, is a fictional story written in the order of Pilgrim’s Progress. The main character, John Calvin, is a broken man in need of some answers. An extramarital affair has cost him everything; his job as a pastor, his children, marriage and friends. He has reached a point where he doesn’t know what he believes. John decides to embark on a solo motorcycle trip along Route 66 to clear his head and gain a new sense of direction.
Along the way, he plans encounters with a few sages whose opinion he respects. In addition to the planned interactions, he has several unexpected encounters with complete strangers. Part way through his journey, one of the encounters leaves him overwhelmed by grace. The book conveys a gradual revelation of knowledge relevant not only to John Calvin but to readers as well. Somewhere Fast is good read, especially for those of the male gender.