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
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...
Drive for work and listen all day long. Audible is a God send as it lifts me from traffic and off to an adventure!!
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.
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.
Yes. Story was enjoyable and inspirational and it was well read.
The characters were quite real. They struggled and failed and struggled and conquered.
Allows me to listen when driving long distances. I've found that I can't drive safely and read at the same time. :)
The protagonist. (see earlier note about being real; also the character development was good)
Thank you for providing inspirational fiction in the mix!
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.
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.
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