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During the next few months, Josh struggles with his faith, Beth hides a secret that may ...
During the next few months, Josh struggles with his faith, Beth hides a secret that may destroy their marriage. She also discovers a decades-old connection to Dr. Abrams that could change his life forever.
"As an avid Christian fiction reader myself, I found Kathy Harris' book a powerful one, with themes that engage both the heart and mind. Kathy handles the sensitive topic of abortion both realistically and graciously.
The Road to Mercy is a blessing wrapped up in a novel—a reminder of the kindness of God." - Rebecca St. James, singer, author, actress
"Exquisite writing, wonderful characters, and a captivating story left me devouring this book. I
couldn't put it down. Novel Rocket and I highly recommend it." - Ane Mulligan, Sr. editor Novel Rocket
"The Road to Mercy is captivating from the very beginning, and no matter how many roads Ms. Harris provides for her characters to walk upon, the end results and final destination will leave you a better person for having taken the journey. Great, great writing!” - Joseph S. Bonsall, author and member of the Oak Ridge Boys
“The Road to Mercy is a touchingly beautiful story of finding and holding onto God when the dark shadows of the past and the messiness of everyday life conspire to pry our hands from Him. Kathy Harris is a welcome new voice in women’s fiction.” - Tamara Leigh, author of Restless in Carolina and Dreamspell
"Kathy Harris’ debut novel, The Road to Mercy, is a heartfelt journey through life, where bad things happen to good people—people who not only survive, but come shining through with faith, hope, and love. Harris is a writer to watch!" - Alice K. Arenz, author of Mirrored Image and The Bouncing Grandma Mysteries
“As a post-abortive woman, reading The Road to Mercy brought back many memories of my abortion experience—some good, some bad—but I couldn’t put the book down. Men and women who have had an abortion experience will see the healing and redemptive power of God through this story. Others will come away with a better understanding of people’s struggles when pro-choice forces tell them that abortion is the only solution to an unwanted pregnancy. The Road to Mercy is an eye-opening and healing novel!” - Christine Mize, Counselor & Social Worker
Road To Mercy is a story of not only mercy but redemption, forgiveness and God's amazing faithfulness in our lives. It sheds light on the popular question "Where is God in the midst of pain?" I recommend The Road To Mercy to those who are struggling with their faith or believing God is good in a world of pain. I recommend it for those who are struggling with the issues surrounding a crisis pregnancy. I recommend it for those of faith and those of conscience. The Road To Mercy will take you down a road that will change your life for the better." - Claire Culwell; abortion survivor, National speaker and soon-to-be author
"The Road To Mercy is an intricately,
movingly crafted novel highlighting the power of forgiveness. A terrific read beautifully trumpeting the exquisite worth of every human life. Kathy Harris has undeniable talent. Heartily recommended!" -- Rusty Whitener, A Season Of Miracles, 2011 Christy Award Finalist
"Fiction has a new star! In The Road To Mercy Kathy
Harris weaves a tale that crosses generations while drawing readers into a dramatic story that has both heart and soul. In breathtaking style Kathy examines complex moral issues while looking at the consequences of very human decisions all woven together in a narrative that pushes readers so deeply into the adventure that they will come to know the characters as well as their know their best friends. This Road takes you by miraculous survivals and onto monumental life struggles and is one you will likely travel not just once, but time and time again." - Ace Collins, bestselling author of more than 60 books including Reich of Passage and The Christmas Star
"The Road to
Mercy is a redeeming story of faith, forgiveness, and healing that touches your heart and keeps your eyes glued to the page. A wonderful debut novel by divine detour author Kathy Harris." - Sherry Kyle, author of Delivered with Love
Posted April 16, 2013
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Road to Mercy took me a while to pick up. Every time I’d think about starting this book, it seemed like such a heavy topic so I would lay it aside. I prefer historical romance, as well. But when I finally decided to read it, I was so glad! The heroine, Bethany, suffers from a rupture of her carotid artery. My best friend suffered from a subarachnoid hemorrhage a few years ago so I was instantly drawn in to this story. I related to what the heroine was going through in her recovery. Bethany is married to Josh, A Christian musician who travels a lot. They have a great relationship but the trials they go through cause much stress. They each have decisions to make, secrets that need to be told, and a faith that will be tested until the end. This book is about forgiveness and faith. I believe it’s a great debut novel by Kathy Harris!
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher to review. I was asked to give my honest opinion.
Posted April 5, 2013
Posted September 25, 2012
Kathy Harris in her new book, “The Road to Mercy” published by Abingdon Press takes us into the lives of Ben Abrams and Josh and Bethany Harrison.
From the back cover: Tragedy, love and secrets meet on a journey of faith
Dr. Ben Abrams, rescued as an infant from a fiery crash that killed his family, turned his adversities into success but lost his heritage of faith. Fifty years later Josh and Bethany Harrison face a difficult decision that also tests their faith. A rupture in Beth’s carotid artery leaves her on the brink of death, even as she’s pregnant with their first child. While Dr. Abrams urges her to abort the baby to save her own life, she and Josh step out on faith and continue the pregnancy.
During the next few months, Josh, a contemporary Christian singer, struggles with his faith while Beth hides a secret that may destroy their marriage. She also discovers a decades-old connection to Dr. Abrams that could change his life forever.
“The Road to Mercy” is a drama that explores real life events in a fictional setting. What sets it apart are the outstanding characters that Ms. Harris brings to life. Dr. Ben Abrams and Josh and Bethany Harrison are individuals who we may know from work or who live down the street that is how real they are. When they go through their pain and suffering we go through with them. God said we would have trials but that He would give us the victory so when these three experience their victory we let out our victory yell that will rival anything heard at a sports stadium. “The Road to Mercy” provides encouragement to keep working through our problems with God’s help. Kathy Harris knows how to tell a story and she has given us an amazingly beautiful story of how God can take our hurts and turn the bad into things that are good. I liked this book and look forward to more stories from Kathy Harris.
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Posted October 11, 2012
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