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Healing Stones: Sullivan Crisp Series, Book 1 | [Stephen Arterburn, Nancy Rue]

Healing Stones: Sullivan Crisp Series, Book 1

Christian college professor Demitria Costanas had vowed to end her affair with a colleague. But she gives into temptation one last time...and a lurking photographer captures her weakness for all to see. Quite literally, she's the woman caught in adultery. And almost everyone - herself included - has a stone to throw.
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Christian college professor Demitria Costanas had vowed to end her affair with a colleague. But she gives into temptation one last time...and a lurking photographer captures her weakness for all to see. Quite literally, she's the woman caught in adultery. And almost everyone - herself included - has a stone to throw.

Enter Sullivan Crisp, a decidedly unorthodox psychologist with his own baggage. He's well-known for his quirky sense of humor and incorporation of "game show" theology into his counseling sessions. And yet there's something more he offers...hope for a fresh start.

Reluctantly the two of them begin an uplifting, uneven journey filled with healing and grace. By turns funny and touching, this story explores the ways humans hurt each other and deceive themselves. And it shows the endlessly creative means God uses to turn stones of accusation and shame into works of beauty that lead us onto the path of healing.

An auspicious debut for a candid yet tender series about pain, healing, and God's invitation for second chances.

©2008 Stephen Arterburn; (P)2008 Oasis Audio

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    William OLYMPIA, WA, United States 04-06-09
    William OLYMPIA, WA, United States 04-06-09 Member Since 2008

    Drive for work and listen all day long. Audible is a God send as it lifts me from traffic and off to an adventure!!

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    "first fifteen minutes but good really"

    To be honest I turned off this book as it started off with a married woman off to tell her lover it was over and of course they started making whoopee.
    I have had the honor of being cheated on and it hurts. But lack of choices brought me back to hearing this.
    It got good fast! The characters were real and believable. This book had some twists to it, all the way to the end of the story.

    Really good listen and encouraging.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Danny Centerville, TX, United States 03-28-09
    Danny Centerville, TX, United States 03-28-09 Member Since 2006
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    "A great story!"

    I liked this story because it had a fast moving, interesting plot with real, gritty characters. The story is one of failures, redemption, and all the emotions/complications that go with it.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Gill Alpharetta, GA USA 09-18-12
    Gill Alpharetta, GA USA 09-18-12 Member Since 2012

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    Would you listen to Healing Stones again? Why?

    Yes. Story was enjoyable and inspirational and it was well read.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The characters were quite real. They struggled and failed and struggled and conquered.


    What does the narrator bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Allows me to listen when driving long distances. I've found that I can't drive safely and read at the same time. :)


    Who was the most memorable character of Healing Stones and why?

    The protagonist. (see earlier note about being real; also the character development was good)


    Any additional comments?

    Thank you for providing inspirational fiction in the mix!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Steve Toormina, Australia 03-04-12
    Steve Toormina, Australia 03-04-12
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    "Mixed feelings"

    I was really pleased to find some Christian fiction that deals with something really messy, and has characters who are flawed and quirky. On the whole I really enjoyed the story, and I thought many of the characters were great, but I was disappointed that in the end, Demi was basically portrayed as a victim of a manipulative, unhinged, serial womaniser. The author almost made her out to be a completely innocent victim of circumstance - and I'd had preferred it to remain more as it began, with her confessing that she had sinned, and feeling the weight of that.

    I was also pretty unimpressed with what transpired with Demi's son - apart from his hypocrisy being extreme to the point of being implausible, it was a bit too much of a coincidence (yet somehow quite predictable too). I thought that twist was unnecessary and it undermined the credibility of the rest of the story.

    Still tossing up whether I'll get the next one in the series...

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    AJ United States 03-19-14
    AJ United States 03-19-14 Member Since 2012

    I love really really good suspense...historical fiction... "slice of life"...coming of age books...ok, anything! :)

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    "Everyone Knows Someone That This Has Happened To!"
    Would you listen to Healing Stones again? Why?

    Actually, I am on my second listen right now! I appreciate the honesty in this book! They handle such issues as self-righteousness, adultery, judgment, etc with such integrity! It's not "preachy" at all...the author simply serves you up a slice-of-life and sees how well you digest it.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Healing Stones?

    There are so many places where I GASPED because it was something I wasn't expecting or didn't see coming. I don't want to spoil any part of the novel, but I believe that when the Ethen, the preacher/dean is giving an Easter message near the end at the University Chapel, it was straightforward and sincere, I was moved.


    Have you listened to any of Pam Turlow’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I have not; but she did just great. My only criticism was that during her read, someone kept opening and closing a door; it was very distracting.


    Any additional comments?

    This novel has it all....Sex (very delicately treated, this is NOT any kind of smut!), intrigue, fire, suicide, bad attitudes, good friends, and a sovereign God in control of every aspect of their lives! :) It's a great book that you will be reflecting on, long after the last page has been read.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Janet Lafayette, IN, United States 02-17-14
    Janet Lafayette, IN, United States 02-17-14 Member Since 2011

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    "Gods forgiveness is what life is all about."
    If you could sum up Healing Stones in three words, what would they be?

    The characters in this book are so real that I could hardly put it down.


    What other book might you compare Healing Stones to and why?

    Sophie's Heart by Lori Wick. It lets you see each person as an individual loved by God.


    What does Pam Turlow bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Her voice and inflections of different characters is perfect.


    If you could take any character from Healing Stones out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    I would take Dr. Crisp to dinner. His insight into people is astonishing.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Mary College Station, TX, United States 09-23-13
    Mary College Station, TX, United States 09-23-13 Member Since 2012
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    "I just stayed up all night to finish this book."

    I got my Kindlefire HD for Christmas. I have listened to so many books since then. This book is so good. I stayed up all night to finish it. I related to every character. The realism is so good. I will read more by this author.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Robin Livingston, TN, USA 08-06-13
    Robin Livingston, TN, USA 08-06-13 Member Since 2001
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    "Not totally predictable but thoroughly enjoyable"
    What did you love best about Healing Stones?

    Real life emotions and situations, greed, envy,adultry, power struggles. Yet compassion and forgiveness reigned true in the end.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Dr. Sullivan's personality and therapy techniques were entertaining and inconventional, yet he wad right on track most of the time.


    Have you listened to any of the narrator’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

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    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    I thought that the title of the book was just perfect


    Any additional comments?

    There were so very many instances in the book that hit close to home for me. Forgiveness is so very hard for us to give, to ourselves as well as others. It just can't happen without the acceptance of God's grace and guidance and compassion from Godly companions. We can't do it all by ourselves. We must let others into our lives and let them in on all of the garbage that we'd carry inside. Take the risk. We'd were made to help each other and what better witness to give to the unsaved.Bless you. ALL things can work for the good of those in Christ Jesus! Praise be to Good!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Julie M. Rushing Lantana, Texas 07-30-12
    Julie M. Rushing Lantana, Texas 07-30-12 Member Since 2010

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    "Great Story"
    What made the experience of listening to Healing Stones the most enjoyable?

    This book really walks us through all the trials and tribulations we go through and how important it is to lean on our faith. Real struggles, real emotions, real solutions.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    King Victoria, TX, United States 09-10-11
    King Victoria, TX, United States 09-10-11 Member Since 2008
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    "Thoroughly enjoying this book."

    I am thoroughly enjoying this audiobook. The story & characters are real. And what really adds to its enjoyability is the characterizations of the narrator. She does an excellent job of capturing the various voices of the characters. This really adds to the story and the quality of the presentation.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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