Isaiah 6:8

8 Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?”And I said, “Here am I. Send me!”

Friday, April 13, 2012

Beth Wiseman's Need You Now

Need You Now
 Beth Wiseman
 (Thomas Nelson)
 ISBN: 978-1595548870
 April 2012/320 pages/$15.99
About The Book:  When big-city life threatens the safety of one of their children, Brad and Darlene Henderson move with their three teenagers from Houston to the tiny town of Round Top, Texas.
Adjusting to small-town life is difficult for the kids, especially fifteen-year-old Grace who is coping in a dangerous way.  Married life hasn’t always been bliss, but their strong faith has carried Brad and Darlene through the difficult times. When Darlene takes a job outside the home for the first time in their marriage, the domestic tension rises.  While working with special needs children at her new job, the widowed father of one of the students starts paying more attention to Darlene than is appropriate. Problem is, she feels like someone is listening to her for the first time in a long time.
If Darlene ever needed God . . . it’s now.  Experience a family’s triumph over lies, betrayal, and loss while still clinging to the One who matters most.
“You may think you are familiar with Beth’s wonderful storytelling gift but this is something new! It’s a story of how God can redeem the seemingly unredeemable. It’s a message the world needs to hear.” —Sheila Walsh, author of God Loves Broken People
About The Author:  Beth Wisman is a Carol Award Winner, Inspirational Readers Choice Winner, INSPY Winner, and the best-selling author of the Daughters of the Promise series and the Land of Canaan series. All of her books have held spots on the ECPA (Evangelical Christian Publishers Association) bestseller list and the CBA (Christian Book Association) bestseller list. She grew up in Houston, Texas and now resides in a small town west of Houston with a population of around 300. She lives with her husband, two dogs, two cats, two pot bellied pigs, two chickens and a pygmy goat. Her two grown sons also live in Texas.  Beth has been writing in some capacity for most of her life. She's a former award-winning journalist with eleven honors, including 'First Place News Writing' for The Texas Press Association. However, writing love stories with a spiritual message is where her heart is.  When Beth isn't writing (which is seldom these days) she enjoys traveling, cooking, fishing, reading, or just settling in for a good movie. Her best times are spent with family and friends!
MY THOUGHTS:  After I discovered Beth Wiseman a year ago, through Amish fiction, I have waited for each new book to make an appearance.  I was surprised when I realized that this book ventures from the Amish fiction genre to a Contemporary genre and she does it beautifully.  As I high school teacher I felt a strong connection with the issues depicted in this book.  These issues are relevant to families no matter where they are. The family from the story live in a tiny town, yet you can find this same story happening in a large city.  It was the kind of book I could not put down once I started reading.  I actually wanted life to just stop and let me be a part of the book.  The message and the outcome are so very important and help the reader see just how important God is in their lives.  I give it a four star rating and would encourage all my readers to go grab a copy today.  I promise  you won’t regret it.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from B & B Media and Thomas Nelson  as part of their Blogger Review program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”


Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

I love the sort of book that draws you in and makes you want to live there. I felt that way about the Mitford series.

Christian Fiction said...

I really enjoyed this book as well. Beth Wiseman writes fearlessly with the stresses and struggles that are an inevitable part of a marriage and raising children--yet offers hope in the face of those challenges. She doesn't shy away from letting the characters in this book face some problems and difficult questions. I think many readers will be able to relate to this book, and be comforted by the fact that they are not the only ones who struggle.