Thursday, July 10, 2014
In Sarah Collins’s mind, only one thing stands in the way of her success . . . an unborn baby.
Sarah is about to receive a promotion that will give her everything she’s ever wanted: a huge pay increase, a new car, a fabulous apartment, and first-class travel.
But then she discovers she’s pregnant. And while she thinks she loves her boyfriend, Matt, she isn’t sure he’s mature enough to be a responsible father. And the job she’s pursuing is open only because the previous employee is out on maternity leave. Sarah would never be able to handle the travel as a single mom.
Torn between advice from her coworkers, the insistence of her mother and sister that she keep the baby, her insecurity about her relationship with Matt, and the void where her father should be, Sarah has no idea how to make this decision.
A Christmas card from a mysterious old woman is the catalyst for three visions of her future—and just may be the miracle she needs. But can she trust the visions? Are they the yearnings of a conflicted heart? Or are they true visions from the God she thought had turned His back on her?
For every woman who has made painful decisions, Sarah’s Choice offers comfort, wisdom and hope.
After watching the movie that this book is based on (years ago when it released) and enjoying these authors' previous release I was excited to read this book.
As far as I could tell it stayed true to the movie which I'm sure is due, at least in part, to the fact that one of the authors played the main character in the movie!
I loved the way the message of the story was presented and how they not only portrayed the struggles of a woman contemplating abortion but also showed the effect it can have on a woman even years after. I feel like they did an excellent job of sharing truth without it being in an in your face preachiness.
I think this story was more about the message and less about the characters so while they all were great I didn't feel overly connected to any of them except Sarah. They did a great job of making you feel her struggle to choose and the emotions that came with it.
This book is a fantastic read that I can see touching a lot of people's lives!
Meet the Authors
Rebecca St. James has been a defining voice in contemporary Christian music for more than a decade. She is a three-time Dove Award winner, as well as a winner of the prestigious Grammy Award. In January 2007 she was voted Favorite Female Artist by "CCM" magazine readers for the sixth year in a row. She also recently received her fourth consecutive Best Female Artist Award from ChristianityToday.com. In addition to her success as a musician, Rebecca St. James is the author of several books, with combined sales of more than 350,000 copies. Her books include "SHE: Safe, Healthy, Empowered"; "SHE Teen"; "Wait for Me"; "Sister Freaks"; "40 Days with God"; and "You're the Voice: 40 More Days with God."
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.)
I received this book free from the publisher through the BookLook Bloggers book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.