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!”

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

The Sky Beneath My Feet

About The Book: Being married to a saint isn't what it's cracked up to be.  Beth's husband won't be joining the family on vacation at the beach this year. He's not even joining them in the house. Instead, Rick has holed up alone in the backyard shed. Nobody knows exactly what he's up to. Maybe he's immersing himself in prayer. Maybe he's lost his mind. Maybe he's even the modern-day prophet or the saint the neighborhood artist imagines him to be. But while "St. Rick" waits for an epiphany, Beth will have to figure out what to do with herself and their teenage sons, possibly for the rest of her life.
What happens next is both uproarious and bittersweet: a peace march turns violent, her son is caught with drugs, and she embarks on an ambitious road trip that turns into something nearly surreal. Will Beth rediscover the idealistic woman she used to be, once upon a time? Can her marriage survive Rick's backyard vigil? Will anything ever be the same? And should it be?

Truthful, comic, heartbreaking, and magical in the very best sense of the word, The Sky Beneath My Feet gently tears the veil off our egos and expectations to reveal the throbbing, redemptive, and achingly beautiful life beyond and within us.

About The Author:  "The Christy Award-winning author of Christianity Today's Novel of the Year Quaker Summer, Lisa Samson has been hailed by Publishers Weekly as one of the "most powerful voices in Christian fiction."  She lives in Kentucky with her husband and three children."

My Thoughts About The Book:  As a pastor's wife I know first hand how easy it is to get caught up in the the busyness of life.  This book was remarkable.  I felt as if I walked right into Beth's life and was part of the story.  The book was funny, sad, thought provoking, and just when it could not get any did.  From the beginning to the end walking in Beth's shoes... her quirky neighbors, was quite a journey.  Lisa Samson is a master wordsmith and truly makes her characters come alive on the page.  This is a must read.  Once I started the book I could not put it down.  I can't wait to read something else by her.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishing Booksneeze Program for bloggers. I was not required to write a positive review. All they asked for was an honest 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.

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