Hope grows when seeds are planted-even in the muddy middle of life.
Josiah Chamberlain's life's work revolves around repairing other people's marriages. When his own is threatened by his wife's unexplained distance, and then threatened further when she's unexpectedly plunged into an unending fog, Josiah finds his expertise, quick wit and clever quips are no match for a relationship that is clearly broken.
Feeling betrayed, confused, and ill-equipped for a crisis this crippling, he reexamines everything he knows about the fragility of hope and the strength of his faith and love. Love seems to have failed him. Will what's left of his faith fail him, too? Or will it be the one thing that holds him together and sears through the impenetrable wall that separates them?
A Fragile Hope has a great message of hope for marriages in trouble. Unfortunately, I struggled to connect with the story or the writing style. The book is told in third person, but it's told through the eyes of Josiah in a style that keeps you inside his head the whole time. I found Josiah to be arrogant and self absorbed to the point that I just could not enjoy the story. I also felt things wrapped up too quickly and neatly for all the problems the couple had going on. I wish I could have enjoyed this book more than I did. There are a lot of four and five star reviews on Goodreads. I would suggest checking those out to see if this is something you would enjoy reading.
I received this book for free for the purpose of review.
poignantly reveals the Word of God to women, inviting them to receive God's truth for balance, hope, and transformation.
Special features designed to speak to a woman's heart appear throughout the Bible text, revealing Scripture-based insights about how godly womanhood grows from a woman's identity as a Christ-follower and a child of the Kingdom.
Now with a beautiful full-color redesign,
The Woman's Study Bible reflects the contributions of over 80 women from a wide variety of ethnic, denominational, educational, and occupational backgrounds. Since the publication of the first edition of The Woman's Study Bible under the editorial guidance of Dorothy Kelley Patterson and Rhonda Harrington Kelley, this landmark study Bible has sold over 1.5 million copies.
-Beautiful full-color design throughout
-Detailed biographical portraits of over 100 biblical women
-Thousands of extensive verse-by-verse study notes
-Over 300 in-text topical articles on relevant issues
-Insightful essays by women who are recognized experts in the fields of theology, biblical studies, archaeology, and philosophy
-Book introductions and outlines
-Hundreds of full-color in-text maps, charts, timelines, and family trees
-Quotes from godly women throughout history
-Set of full-page maps of the biblical world
I have really enjoyed using this study Bible over the past few weeks. It is beautiful. I especially enjoyed the biographical portraits of the women of the Bible that are scattered through out. They give extra insight into what it meant to live during this time period and how essential women were to the work of God.
This is a full study Bible with lots of notes and charts to help you study God's Word more thoroughly, and get the most you can get out of your quiet time. The font is nice and dark, which makes reading a breeze. I was sent the cloth bound, hard cover. It's very sturdy, and I love the floral pattern. I highly recommend the NKJV Women's Study Bible if you are in the market for a new study Bible.
I'm pretty excited about Welcome to the World Baby Girl. I haven't read a Fannie Flagg book yet, and I don't remember seeing one on sale before. I've had my eye on Eight Hundred Grapes for a while. It looks like a fun summer read. I've also wanted to read Funny in Farsi for a long time. I've heard it's hysterical, and The Deliberate Reader has it as one of her book club picks.
I won This Time Around in a Goodreads giveaway. It's not my usual genre, but I'll give it a try. AnAwakened Heart is a free novella to introduce Jody Hedlund's new series, and Crimes Against a Book Club was my Kindle First pick for this month.
I don't know if I can pick a favorite this month. I love Karen White's vintage cover. I kind of want that bathing suit for this summer. Cynthia Rushti's cover is beautiful, and really makes me want to find out how it connects to the story. Which one is your favorite? Let me know in the comments.