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Unshaken by Francine Rivers

The third title in the Lineage of Grace series, Unshaken is the story of Ruth fictionalized. The story stays true to the biblical telling with more emphasis on the love between Ruth and Boaz. Ruth’s courage and constant faith in spite of all hardships is the uplifting message. This is a biblical story of a strong, courageous woman. Emphasis is given to truth in faith.

Quick paced historical novel. Some may have issue with the lack of respect for other religious beliefs. 2001, 198 pages.

 
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Posted by on September 19, 2007 in Christian

 

One Tuesday Morning by Karen Kingsbury

The last thing Jake Bryan knew was the roar of the World Trade Center collapsing on top of him and his fellow firefighters. The man in the hospital remembers nothing, especially the woman sitting next to him. Jamie Bryan will do anything to help her beloved husband regain his memory-even if it means helping Jake rediscover the one thing Jamie has never shared with him: his deep faith in God.

Laura struggles to reconcile her faith and the loss of her distant husband in the World Trade Center on 9/11. Did he really stay in the building to finish a business merger as the rest of the company fled?

Quick pace with lots of initial action that is sometimes difficult to read. Even the inner dialogue moves quickly. The backdrop of a nation in mourning sets the somber tone of the book. Jake & Jamie are well developed, their counterparts are less so. You get a feel for their lives but not their heartache. Simplified feelings. Spiritual growth and healing are integral to the story. 2003, 333 pages

 
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Posted by on September 19, 2007 in Christian

 

Home to Harmony by Philip Gulley

Pastor Sam Gardner has lived in Harmony his whole life but that doesn’t make his new job of leading the Quaker church in town any easier. As in most small towns, Harmony is full of quirky characters that come to life with Gardner’s narration.

Faith-based fiction, this first title in the Harmony series, focuses on the Quaker religion and its beliefs. There is a leisurely pace to reading this book, almost as you can imagine life is like in Harmony. Nothing too bad ever happens and day to day living is simple. 2000, 219 pages.

 
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Posted by on September 19, 2007 in Christian