based on the movie by Alex Kendrick and Stephen Kendrick
novelization by Eric Wilson
Thomas Nelson Publishers
Jay Austin has all his ducks in a row, and thinks he's got it all together. A beautiful wife, a young son, and another one on the way. His own business at a used car lot, employees that follow his example to a tee, and he even tithes on Sunday. Nothing can stop him from becoming the greatest husband and father a family can ever want or have.
But then little details about his life start to seep out. His empty tithe envelope in church. His dishonest dealings with his business. His short fuse with the people he loves the most, Judy and Todd. And suddenly, his life isn't so put-together and worthy of envy. When Jay is forced to look at the man in the mirror, will he rescue the man he's become and become the man he knows he can be? Or is he in too deep?
This story was very intriguing to me, with a title of Flywheel. I got the connection between him and cars, obviously, but the final triumph comes when you realize for yourself what it really means. This novel comes full circle, and will teach you that the true meaning of love and family is in the One who gave them to us in the first place.