Author: Gary Smalley and Dan Walsh
Paperback: 336 pages
Series: The Restoration Series (Book 4)
Publisher: Revell (April 7, 2015)
One young man is about to discover the true cost of independence
For years, Doug Anderson has been drifting slowly but steadily away from both his family and his faith. His parents have been trying to reach him before he falls too far. His friend Christina hopes what she is seeing online isn’t true. But sometimes you have to hit bottom before you’re ready to grow up.
Just as things begin to settle down a bit, Doug’s life takes a turn that requires every bit of faith and patience for both his family and Christina–whose growing feelings for Doug, a man who writes her off as not worth his time, keep her off balance. Will Doug’s crisis finally clear his vision and help him focus on what he has right in front of him?
Meet the Authors:
Dan Walsh is the bestselling author of many books, including The Dance, The Promise, and The Desire with Gary Smalley. He has won three Carol Awards, and three of his novels were finalists for RT Book Reviews Inspirational Book of the Year. He lives with his wife in the Daytona Beach area, where he’s busy researching and writing his next novel.
Gary Smalley is one of the country’s best-known authors and speakers on family relationships and has appeared on national television programs such as Oprah, Larry King Live, and TODAY, as well as numerous national radio programs. He is the bestselling and award-winning author or coauthor of many books, including the Baxter Family Redemption series with Karen Kingsbury. Gary and his wife, Norma, have been married for 50 years and live in Missouri.
This is the fourth book in the Restoration series. These two authors have realistically portrayed the characters, making them easy to identify with. You can empathize with them; making you want to help them fight their inner battles. Forgiveness, faith and second chances are clearly visible throughout the story. God has a plan for each of us. It is up to us, whether we will accept it or not. If you enjoy contemporary fiction with relational conflicts you’ll definitely love this one. There are a couple of slang words, the topic of drug and alcohol is use along with suggested premarital sex, so this may not be appropriate for immature readers.
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