Offerings [NOOK Book]


Jack's haunted by fears of the past.
Madeleine holds a powerful secret.
And Rachelle is running away.

For the last seventeen years, her husband, Jack, and son, Justin, have been Madeleine Seymour's world. Then, during Justin's wedding reception, Jack collapses. Jack needs surgery, and he insists it be performed by the doctor who perfected the procedure. But the doctor isn't ...

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Jack's haunted by fears of the past.
Madeleine holds a powerful secret.
And Rachelle is running away.

For the last seventeen years, her husband, Jack, and son, Justin, have been Madeleine Seymour's world. Then, during Justin's wedding reception, Jack collapses. Jack needs surgery, and he insists it be performed by the doctor who perfected the procedure. But the doctor isn't reachable, and time is running out.

Dr. Rachelle DuPres, plagued by memories of a deadly failure, flees America to search out her roots in her ancestral village in Provence, France. But as she tries to locate the graves of her Catholic uncles and her Jewish parents, will their roles in the Holocaust bring more angst-or the answers she so desperately seeks?

A poignant story about choices made along the way...and the miracles of the heart.
Set in the breathtaking beauty of France.

The second in a trilogy. Don't miss Pilgrimage, the first title in the trilogy (set in Italy):
It was a day when nothing should have gone wrong...but everything did.

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940000221150
  • Publisher: OakTara
  • Publication date: 3/29/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 534 KB

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  • Posted June 22, 2009

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    Offerings is a gripping tale

    Madeleine and her husband Jack scour France on an anxious search for the doctor who may save Jack's life. Meanwhile that same doctor, Rachelle DuPres, treks throughout the country on her own quest for spiritual healing. In the second of Christine Sunderland's inspirational fiction trilogy, Offerings invites the reader to travel alongside these ailing souls as they search for healing, truth and salvation.

    Sunderland weaves two compelling plot lines in Offerings as the action hops nimbly between Madeleine and Jack and Rachelle DuPres's complimentary yet contradictory quest. Jack needs to have a surgery to save his life, and he will only agree to have the surgery performed by Dr. Rachelle DuPres, who pioneered the procedure. Unbeknownst to Madeleine and Jack, Rachelle DuPres has given up her medical practice in the guilt-ridden aftermath of losing a patient. She returns to her roots in France to search of healing, and Madeleine and Jack impulsively follow her in hopes of convincing her to perform Jack's surgery. Although the plot is somewhat contrived, readers soon become enmeshed in the world Sunderland creates. Readers share Madeleine's anxiety as she prays, "Lord, receive my offering for Jack. Penetrate his soul with mine, that he may know my joy, your joy, that he may offer his pain back to you."

    Like Pilgrimage, the first of Sunderland's trilogy, this novel acts as a work of fiction that utilizes an engaging storyline to teach about religious history as well as raise philosophical points and ultimately spread God's word. Using the vehicle of Madeleine's manuscript and her research for her book on holy manifestations, Sunderland provides interesting historical and biblical lessons that smoothly intertwine with the story as it unfolds. Sunderland raises provocative questions about suffering and why it exists as well as exploring the material vis-à-vis the spiritual. As for Sunderland's religious agenda, she has both Madeleine and Jack and Rachelle DuPres on related searches for healing, one physical and the other spiritual. Indeed Sunderland proposes that the answer to all her characters seek is to accept Jesus into their hearts. As Rachelle's aunt advises her, "You cannot know yourself without knowing God. You knew him when you healed others. You must find him again. Do not let your heart empty into nothing. The Evil One will fill it up. Choose God instead. There is no middle way. No being lukewarm."

    Like the first of the series, Offerings serves as a wonderful travelogue on the religious highlights in France. Through the book, we travel to and learn about beautiful churches, like Notre Dame, as well as interesting sites of religious healing, like Lourdes. Sunderland writes poetically about the exploration of a multitude of religious destinations as well as the French countryside. In addition, readers get to vicariously partake in the delicious French cuisine. "Madeleine savored the delicate sauces laced with butter, inhaled rosemary and thyme, and tasted hints of lavender and lemon. The oxtail au jus swirled around opaque filets of turbot. Such flavors and textures astonished her, as though they fused the material with the spiritual."

    For readers who enjoy this genre, Offerings provides a great page-turner. Without a doubt those readers will be eagerly awaiting the third book in Christine Sunderland's trilogy entitled Inheritance, which takes place in England.

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