Wednesday, December 26, 2012

One Tuesday Morning

by Karen Kingsbury

Zondervan Publishers

Jake Bryan is a firefighter in New York City, and he has everything he ever needs to be happy in this life. A beautiful daughter named Sierra, and an amazing wife, Jamie. The only thing he lacks is the assurance of salvation for Jamie, but he never pushes her and seeks to guide by example. He has a promise from God - that Jamie will one day be a Believer, in her own time. When the events of 911 are at their zenith, will Jake be alive to see the transformation in his wife? Or is his death a part of God's master plan?

Eric Michaels is on top of the world. Executive to a big company, he has all the money and prestige he could ever want to be happy in this life. His beautiful wife Laura, and son Josh, live in the finest home money can buy, the best clothes, food, and provisions they will ever need. But all those earthly treasures can never make up for the lack of a husband and father Eric has become. When he never comes home after the 911 attacks on the World Trade Centers, did his greed of the almighty dollar cost him his life? Or is God at work in Laura's life in a way she never imagined possible?

This story was as heartbreaking as it was poignant. I have never read a novel where you are absolutely broken by the story, yet joyful for the outcome. This is a story of two very different families with the same basic needs. To love and be loved by each other, to personally know a Savior who will meet our needs and whom we can wholly trust, and a faith in the Father that He always knows best in the worst of circumstances. A story that will touch every part of you and strengthen your faith. 

A copy of this book was provided for free from Zondervan publishers in exchange for an honest review.

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