Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Desert Gift (Review)

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“For every marriage that takes an unexpected turn”  …from the cover of Desert Gift, by Sally John. 

Jillian Galloway is nationally known marriage expert with a radio show and a just-published book about marriage. She is at the top of her career and home life, or so she thinks. Then, her husband drops the bombshell that he wants a divorce. Immediately, Jill’s personal life and career begin to fall apart. She works to determine what part she played in the breakdown of the marriage that she thought was good as she fights for the future of her marriage, struggles with the knowledge that her ministry to couples may be nothing but a fraud, and learns to truly submit to God.

I stayed up into the wee hours of the morning finishing  this book. It was filled with raw emotion, from fear to despair to hope. I lived along with Jill as she searched to find out who she really was and worked to heal past family relationships. Ultimately, this was a book about heartache and conflict, but more so, a story of hope. Furthermore, the novel was filled with insights and truths that I could apply to my own life. A great read!

I received a free review copy of this book from Tyndale House. All opinions are my own.

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