A full-time freelance editor and author, Karen Ball has worked in the Christian publishing industry for more than twenty years. She is the author of Reunion (a Doubleday Book Club Alternate Selection) and Wilderness. Her latest novella was published in Three Weddings and a Giggle. Karen lives in southern Oregon with her husband, Don, and their "boy," Bodhan a mischievous Siberian husky.
The Breaking Pointby Karen Ball
Gabe and Renee Roman are on the edge -- relationally and spiritually. Both consider themselves followers of Christ. But after years of struggling in their marriage, their greatest test comes in the most unexpected of forms: a blizzard in the Oregon mountains. Their truck hurtles over the side of a mountain, and each encounters the realities of suffering, sacrifice, and service in Christ's name. It isn't until they surrender their last defenses that their surface understandings are torn away and all that's left is truth: only through obedience to God's call can they find true joy.
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- 5.74(w) x 8.58(h) x 1.16(d)
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Gabe and Renee Roman were driving almost blind from the blizzard wracking the Oregon Mountains because he wanted to get home to put an end to this miserable trip. Renee and even their Husky Bo are frightened with this storm that leaves visibility at zero. However, Renee is also worried that she and Gabe are finished as a couple as they can no longer communicate and when they do the receiver misinterprets the sender. As Renee ponders the future, suddenly Gabe warns her as their vehicle plunges off the mountainside. Perhaps it was the deep snow or more likely an act of God, but the three travelers survive the crash though Gabe is unconscious. Somehow they must survive the weather, their feelings towards one another, and a cougar with the most dangerous being their animosity, for to survive, they must work as a team and find their lost beliefs in God because they will need a miracle. Inspirational romantic suspense readers will appreciate this delightful cliffhanger. Flashbacks provide depth to the lead couple, but also slows down the action caused by the current peril. The ¿re-finding¿ of God is brilliantly incorporated into the plot in a no atheist in the foxhole manner yet Karen Ball makes the growing hope and belief seem genuine, as readers will believe in miracles. Fans will reassess what is truly their personal THE BREAKING POINT while enjoying a powerful contemporary tale. Harriet Klausner
... For all married people, as well as anyone who may ever get married. While the initial setting is a snowstorm in 2003, the author makes use of flashbacks to show us how Renee and Gabe Roman came to this place in their marriage. It is very honest, painful, sometimes funny... very real. This is not a book about perfect Christians... this is about people who have real flaws and pain and even get angry at God. In other words, people just like you and me.