Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Review: Desert Gift
Sally John brings us the story of Jack and Jill...... nope not the nursery rhyme couple but a middle age couple going through marital difficulty. That sounds blah but the zinger is that Jill is a marital relationship guru... she hosts a radio show and has written a book on keeping your marriage together. Now when Jack drops the bomb that he wants a divorce, Jill is lost. What happens to her marriage, her home, her work?
Jill travels this shakey new road with trips to see her best friend, her sister, her parents, and even her grown son. God meets her in her travels and even sends new friends to help her along. Although the stress of life doesn't stop just because Jill is having problems (isn't that the TRUTH!) she wades her way through the trials and begins to really see what the important things are. God also works on Jack and we are able to read his side of the story and his journey as well.
Desert Gift will take you along with Jill on her emotional roller coaster. You will feel her emotion, find reasons to dislike her, and discover reasons to love her. Most of all you will identify with her and you will hear God's whispers to her heart. It is a great fiction read just to be read. It is also a wonderful book to pick up to encourage you in your own marriage and your own walk with God.
Tyndale House Publishers has provided me with a complimentary copy of this book or ARC for the purpose of this review. All opinions are my own and not influenced by the author or publisher.