Tuesday, January 8, 2008

A Great Read

Attention all you readers out there! And even those who aren't! I have just finished a phenomenal book that is hot off the press - just came out last week, in fact. It is an incredible, powerful, and convicting story of grace, forgiveness, and second chances, beginning with accepting God's forgiveness for ourselves.

This is one of those books I had a hard time putting down: I couldn't decide if I wanted to read slower to make it last, or faster to find out what happened next!

You may be familiar with the authors: Nancy Rue, while she has written several fiction books for adults, is much-loved among pre-teen girls for her Lily and Sophie's World series. Stephen Arterburn is the founder of New Life Ministries, the founder of Women of Faith conferences, and author of the Every Man series.

Grab a copy of this compelling book for yourself; use the questions in the back to discuss with your book group or friends. It contains much to ponder.

Healing Stones: A Sullivan Crisp Novel
by Nancy Rue and Stephen Arterburn

Demetria Costanas has decided she must end her five-month affair with fellow professor Zach Archer. But when she goes to tell him that it is over, someone photographs them together and delivers the pictures both to the president of their university and to her husband.

With her life spiraling out of control, Demetria begins to meet with psychologist Sullivan Crisp at the insistance of a friend. Sully is an unusual psychologist who believes more in "game show theology"--a method of using popular game shows to help his clients reach the truth they need to find--than in preaching platitudes and following the expected model. But as Sully helps her sort through all the issues in her life, she comes to a new and better premise--a realization that God loves her and wants her to have an abundant life.

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Linda said...

Linda, I've actually been looking for this book. I heard about it and then couldn't remember it...thanks!

Cheryl said...

Thanks for the book recommendation. I will definitely pick it up. My 10 yr. old daughter loves the Lily series.
Thanks for stopping by!

Denise C said...

Sounds like a good read! Thanks for sharing with us! Please stop by when you have a moment, I have a little something for you!:)

Mel's World with Melissa Mashburn said...


GREAT TIP!!!! Thanks! I love love love books and am always on the lookout for a new great read!

Take Care,

Lisa said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog for a visit and also for the book recommendation. This book sounds wonderful -- I think that I will pick it up.


Praise and Coffee said...

Sounds good!

We do have lots in common don't we!


Xandra said...

Thanks for the reading suggestions! I'm always up for a new book (or two, or fifteen!)