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A Bigger Life
     

A Bigger Life

by Annette Smith
 

Joel has made some choices he now regrets. Just when he thinks the worst is behind him, he realizes he is facing his biggest challenge yet. And in the midst of tragedy, he learns forgiveness is more important in life than freedom.

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Joel has made some choices he now regrets. Just when he thinks the worst is behind him, he realizes he is facing his biggest challenge yet. And in the midst of tragedy, he learns forgiveness is more important in life than freedom.

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Hairdresser Joel Carpenter thought he had it made when he won Kari's heart and she agreed to marry him, but married life doesn't turn out exactly as he planned. When a tragedy hits and the pressures of life seem to turn the couple into different people, Joel finds his home life spinning out of control. The only bright spot is their son, Colton. Smith writes in the first-person voice of a young male protagonist with a rawness that reminds one of W. Dale Cramer's Bad Ground. Joel is alienated from the church and God when he needs them most because of the way his gay father was treated by churchgoers. He has several Christian friends who try to show him God's unconditional love. They help him understand how God can let terrible things happen to people and still bring them through life's storms. This is an essential read for anyone who has experienced great loss and struggled to believe that God is still there. Highly recommended. Smith, a registered nurse, lives in Texas.


—Tamara Butler Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781576839959
Publisher:
Tyndale House Publishers
Publication date:
01/28/2007
Series:
Eden Plain Series
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.02(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.79(d)

Meet the Author


Annette Smith is a lifelong Texan, a hospice nurse, and an accomplished storyteller whose book of short stories The Whispers of Angels has sold more than 100,000 copies. She is also the author of the Coming Home to Ruby Prairie novels. Annette lives in Quitman, Texas (population 3,000), with her husband, Randy, and an affectionate, shaggy mutt named Wally.

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