Monday, December 3, 2012

Too Far to Say Far Enough GIVEAWAY!


Too Far to Say Far Enough
The Reluctant Prophet, Book 3
Nancy Rue
(David C. Cook)
ISBN: 978-1434764904
October 2012/396 pages/$14.99

Allison Chamberlain has done everything God required of her-—but as He continues to nudge her in the third and final book of The Reluctant Prophet Series, she is ready to say, "Enough!" Even with two Sacrament Houses open, the Sisters' secondhand clothing boutique making its debut, and the orphaned Desmond legally adopted, Allison Chamberlain receives the divine nudge to go another mile. Eventually responding with her usual reluctant obedience, she finds herself caring for a very young prostitute and facing the deepest roots of evil. Despite the adversaries who threaten those closest to her, Allison finds that she has not gone far enough until she conquers hate and learns to love as God does. No matter what the consequences.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Nancy Rue is the author of over 100 books for adults and teens, including Healing Waters, which was a 2009 Women of Faith Novel of the Year, and The Reluctant Prophet which received a Christy award in 2011. Nancy travels extensively-at times on the back of a Harley Davidson-speaking and teaching to groups of `tween girls and their moms and mentoring aspiring Christian authors. She lives on a lake in Tennessee with her Harley-ridin' husband Jim and their two yellow labs (without whom writing would be difficult.)

If you would like to connect with Nancy, she can be found here:

Website: www.nancyrue.com
facebook (adult fans): www.facebook.com/nnrue
facebook (for teen fans): www.facebook.com/nnrueforteens
twitter: www.twitter.com/nnrue
pinterest: www.pinterest.com/nnrue
In addition to Nancy’s blog, The Nudge, (for her adult audience), she also has a blog for teens (In Real Life) and for tweens (Tween You and Me)

MY THOUGHTS

I have never ridden a Harley but I don't think that would be nearly as adventurous as just living the life of Allison Chamberlain. . .or my own life if I paid heed to the nudges God directs my way! Borrowing a phrase from the bikers, Nancy Rue concludes The Reluctant Prophet series with Too Far to Say Far Enough. I have been eagerly anticipating this book since the close of Unexpected Dismounts (reviewed here) and all I can say is wow! What a ride! While Rue could have written a perfectly satisfying book utilizing the characters already introduced in the first two novels, she apparently decided Allison didn't have enough commotion and upheaval in her life and introduced some new "situations" for her to deal with. Of course, Desmond, Chief, and the gals living in the Sacrament Houses--not to mention her nemesis, Troy Irwin--still contribute plenty of drama and too many moments that have her teetering on the edge of walking away from it all, except for those Nudges from God that keep telling her to "go another mile."

Like its predecessors, Too Far to Say Far Enough is brilliantly crafted. Nancy Rue authentically portrays a reality and segment of population that most of us would prefer not to think about, much less engage. Raw, honest emotions are palpable and the story moves rapidly without being rushed. I wondered how Rue would bring the series to a close, especially regarding the relationship between Allison and Chief. I won't give any spoilers but I will say that while it wasn't what I expected, it was completely satisfying!

If you believe that Christians should cocoon, living in a bubble apart from the world, and if you are satisfied with perfunctory Sunday church attendance, this novel and series is not for you. But if you are committed to following hard after Christ, if you wrestle with what it means to really live like Jesus, if you are willing to get your hands and feet dirty--and your heart bruised--while serving others, this is a must-read.


David C. Cook and Nancy Rue are hosting a blog tour, and I am honored that my blog will be a stop on this tour tomorrow! Nancy will be my guest. She is kicking off the tour today on her own blog, so be sure to visit her at The Nudge “What Hank Says . . . About Leaving the Pew.”



BONUS GIVEAWAY!!

Independent of the giveaway occurring with the blog tour, I have been given the opportunity by Wynn-Wynn Media to offer a complete set of this series PLUS a Starbucks gift card to one of you! US mailing addresses only, please. You can enter more than once and there are several ways to enter - just click the Rafflecopter below!


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Read my reviews of the first two books in this series:

The Reluctant Prophet (includes interview with Nancy Rue immediately following her receipt of the Christy Award for this novel)
Unexpected Dismounts



I purchased a copy of Too Far to Say Far Enough for my personal use and to promote in this review. Wynn-Wynn Media is providing the complete series and a Starbucks card for my giveaway.


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11 comments:

Kay said...

I don't own a Harley nor have I ever had a ride on a motorcycle but I love Nancy Rue's books series & would love to win your contest! Thanks for the entry!

kay(dot)kaym57(at)gmail(dot)com

Hannah said...

I don't own a motorcycle and I have never ridden on one either :( Though I really really want to :)

Janice said...

Thank you so much for the opportunity to win this series of books. I know Nancy Rue is a really good author and I find this subject of particular interest because I work with someone who rides a motorcycle with her husband and she just might be open to reading this particular Christian fiction.

Blessings, Janice
jsmithg(at)hotmail(dot)com

Janice said...

I am now a Google follower of this blog :-)

Jennifer Bailey said...

No, but I bought a pair of Harley boots and am seriously thinking about it now. Allison really inspired me - in a lot of ways!

karenk said...

no, i've never ridden a harley,....or a motorcycle...thanks for the chance to read the conclusion to this fabulous series

karenk
kmkuka at yahoo dot com

CZ said...

Scared to death of riding a motorcycle. My dad took me for a ride once.

windycindy said...

I have ridden on the back of two motorcycles, and never want to ride one again!
Many thanks, Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

Elizabeth L.W. said...

I don't think it was a Harley, but yes!
leezard(at)embarqmail(dot)com

Jes said...

My spouse owns a motorcycle but I haven't ridden on it!

Jes
jswaks at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

I dont own a motorcycle but Ihave ridden on my cousins once
marypopmom (at) yahoo (dot) com