THE ROSE GARDEN AND THE RING by Lynn

THE ROSE GARDEN AND THE RING

Faith in the Midst of Unfaithfulness
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KIRKUS REVIEW

In this religious self-help work, two women with unfaithful husbands draw on their own Christian faith in times of turmoil.

Authors Lynn and Christine (Faith in the Midst…Study Guide, 2016), in their first published book together, have a devastating burden in common: their cheating husbands. Although the incidents happened at different times in different circumstances, their experiences, taken together, offer readers invaluable insights. Lynn and Christine alternate their contributions to the text, which starts with the stories of their husbands’ infidelity and ends with descriptions of their current marital standing. Among other things, they write about their reasons for wanting to save their marriages, the signs from God that they say they saw along the way, their vengeful and forgiving feelings, and the effects of the situations on their children. Each chapter ends with relevant Bible verses and prayers, the latter of which they also provide at the end of the book in a form that readers may cut out and save. Indeed, each chapter is filled with the authors’ applied Christian principles and insights. The fact that the book provides both Lynn’s and Christine’s perspectives gives it added interest and depth, as does the book’s overall tone of honesty and vulnerability. The authors never claim to have impeccable faith, or all the answers; rather, they share their ups and downs in a way that will surely validate others in similar situations. Some readers may be left wanting a more concrete conclusion, but this is forgivable, as the book is more about the journey of enduring spousal infidelity, rather than its final result. Overall, it’s sure to bring comfort and guidance to many Christian women.

A touching, powerful account of finding solace in God, even in the worst of times.

Pub Date: Nov. 14th, 2013
ISBN: 978-1-4908-1144-4
Page count: 182pp
Publisher: Westbow Press
Program: Kirkus Indie
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