Saturday, September 13, 2014

The Desire (The Restoration Series)


Can faith build a bridge between their dreams?

For two years, Allan and Michele have been trying to have a baby. The emotional ride has been taking a toll on their hearts--and their relationship. Michele is obsessed with researching fertility treatments while Allan seems content to spend his time--and their money--on supporting displaced children in Africa. Something's got to give. But they both hope it's not their marriage.

Still, God has a plan for Allan and Michele that they could never have imagined. And all it takes to set it in motion is a change of heart . . .

My Impressions

Beautifully wrote with such power and imagery throughout. My heart broke over Allen's dealing with the people of Korah and the orphans there. To know this is a reality for millions is simply heartbreaking.Tthe village of Korah in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia is a real place and the community is also home to a large orphan population, most of who live in the city garbage dump and only eat what they can find there each day. There is no running water or electricity and houses are constructed from mud, pieces of steel and tarps.The whole time I kept thinking of Isaiah 1:17 "learn to do good; seek justice, correct oppression; bring justice to the fatherless, plead the widow's cause." This book though is not just about the people of Korah. Its about the church, missionaries and how one place and one person can impact thousands for change. 

It's also a book about facing the obstacles and trials in your life. The author deals with some very tough trials of abortion versus adoption, infertility, sacrificial love and demonstrating the will and love of God daily in our lives and with the people we come into contact with.


James 2:14-18 says this “What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if someone claims to have faith but has no deeds? Can such faith save them? 15 Suppose a brother or a sister is without clothes and daily food. 16 If one of you says to them, “Go in peace; keep warm and well fed,” but does nothing about their physical needs, what good is it? 17 In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.18 but someone will say, “You have faith; I have deeds.” Show me your faith without deeds, and I will show you my faith by my deeds”.



About the Authors:

Dan Walsh is the bestselling author of many books, including The Dance and The Promise with Gary Smalley, The Discovery, and What Follows After. He has won three Carol Awards, and three of his novels were finalists for RT Book Reviews Inspirational Book of the Year. A member of American Christian Fiction Writers, Dan served as a pastor for 25 years. He lives with his wife in the Daytona Beach area, where he's busy researching and writing his next novel.

Gary Smalley is one of the country's best-known authors and speakers on family relationships and has appeared on national television programs such as Oprah, Larry King Live, and TODAY, as well as numerous national radio programs. He is the bestselling and award-winning author or coauthor of many books, including the Baxter Family Redemption series with Karen Kingsbury and The Dance and The Promise with Dan Walsh. Gary and his wife, Norma, have been married for 50 years and live in Missouri.

Disclaimer: 
I received a free copy of this book from Baker Publishing in exchange for my honest review, which I have given. 

to spend his time--and their money--on supporting displaced children in Africa. Something's got to give. But they both hope it's not their marriage.

Still, God has a plan for Allan and Michele that they could never have imagined. And all it takes to set it in motion is a change of heart . . .

My Impressions


Beautifully wrote with such power and imagery throughout. My heart broke over Allen's dealing with the people of Korah and the orphans there. To know this is a reality for millions is simply heartbreaking.Tthe village of Korah in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia is a real place and the community is also home to a large orphan population, most of who live in the city garbage dump and only eat what they can find there each day. There is no running water or electricity and houses are constructed from mud, pieces of steel and tarps.The whole time I kept thinking of Isaiah 1:17 "learn to do good; seek justice, correct oppression; bring justice to the fatherless, plead the widow's cause." This book though is not just about the people of Korah. Its about the church, missionaries and how one place and one person can impact thousands for change. 
It's also a book about facing the obstacles and trials in your life. The author deals with some very tough trials of abortion versus adoption, infertility, sacrificial love and demonstrating the will and love of God daily in our lives and with the people we come into contact with.


About the Authors:

Dan Walsh is the bestselling author of many books, including The Dance and The Promise with Gary Smalley, The Discovery, and What Follows After. He has won three Carol Awards, and three of his novels were finalists for RT Book Reviews Inspirational Book of the Year. A member of American Christian Fiction Writers, Dan served as a pastor for 25 years. He lives with his wife in the Daytona Beach area, where he's busy researching and writing his next novel.

Gary Smalley is one of the country's best-known authors and speakers on family relationships and has appeared on national television programs such as Oprah, Larry King Live, and TODAY, as well as numerous national radio programs. He is the bestselling and award-winning author or coauthor of many books, including the Baxter Family Redemption series with Karen Kingsbury and The Dance and The Promise with Dan Walsh. Gary and his wife, Norma, have been married for 50 years and live in Missouri.

Disclaimer: 
I received a free copy of this book from Baker Publishing in exchange for my honest review, which I have given. 
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