©2009 Terri Blackstock; (P)2009 Zondervan
While this is a basically pretty good story, the hard-sell Christianity increased as the story progressed. Buyer beware.
The book was used as a format to sell Christianity. It was very simplistic and used every opportunity to sell Christianity.
No... even the story was simplistic and not very believable. The main character, the mother, was a saintly saved woman. Not very realistic or interesting.
This was my first Terri Blackstock listen (or read) and it was a pleasant surprise. I'm used to listening to books that have more details than I would like and usually think the point can be made without quite so much detail. I appreciated the faith the mother had throughout her situation, and that the book had a realistic part at the end where the children understand mom has a lot of faith but they don't suddenly fall at the alter in repentance.
This is a good listen for someone who likes suspense or drama but doesn't want the gory scenes or details. The religion factor is not overplayed like they're trying to hit you over the head with it. I'm planning on listening to the other two books in this series, and possibly others by this author.
The love for your child, the things you do to protect them.
When the daughter was trying to find a way out.
When the son talk his way to Atl.
Hi Terry, what an awesome book! And what an awesome God we serve!!! God set me free from my addiction, though nothing as serious as hard drugs or alcohol, and I'm definitely going to have to buy the physical book of this for my sister, whose son is nearly finish d his two years of the only drug rehabilitation centre that worked for him - it is run by Christians and on Christian principles - only Jesus truly sets you free! Awesome book and good narrator-ship, thank you, am looking forward to starting on Vicious Circle, God bless you
Good suspense. Thoughtful, moving & inspirational. Didn't feel "preachy".to me. It was clean though, no bad language. Just bought the rest of the series.
Terri pours her heart into this story of drugs and intervention programs. She does an excellent job of showing the reality, horror and suspense of the life of a person with an addiction. She also includes the beginning of a love story ... anxious to read the next book, Vicious Cycle!
I like to read stories about dogs, mysteries that are a little but humorous, stories about relationships that are not too explicate, Christian fiction and stories revolving around knitting and quilting.
Great story and performance. Christian mystery at it's finest.
The plot was alway gaining speed and depth.
There was not anything I did not like.
Yes! If I had the time.
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