When Bellewood Fellowship hires Tim Garrett as the new youth pastor, he's still powerless over the uncontrollable anger he learned from his father. If he can't escape the outbursts that hold him captive, he'll lose his job. To further complicate his life, an unlikely church member devises a sinister scheme for his dismissal.
Tim has one last chance at Camp Solid Rock. When he discovers a startling secret from a youthful adversary, can he save the boy's life?
Roxanne Ratner's father abandoned her as a young girl, and now she doesn't trust men. They'll only hurt her. Shopping for designer clothes is a poor substitute for the love she craves. The new Christian fights old habits of holding on to a guy. After she tempts Tim to sin, she must seek his forgiveness.
Can God cool Tim's angry heart and teach Roxanne true beauty lies within?
|Publisher:||Desert Breeze Publishing, Incorporated|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.60(d)|
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This is the second book by June Foster I’ve read, and I have to say that although I liked A Hometown Fourth of July, this one is even better. June’s writing was already solid and excellent, but it’s gotten even better. In As We Forgive, Tim Garrett is a youth pastor at Bellewood Fellowship Church, until he can realize his dream of becoming a pastoral counselor. But the senior high youth in his charge give him a rough time. Why? Because Tim has a reputation for struggling with anger issues in the past. Although he’s seemingly gotten his problem under control, some people won’t let him forget it. Roxanne Ratner was abandoned by her father when she was a little girl, and now she doesn’t trust men. To compensate for what’s missing in her life, she has become a shopaholic. But when she meets Tim, she feels like she’s finally met a man she can trust—until she finds herself on the receiving end of one of his tantrums. Can Tim overcome his anger issues for good? Will Roxanne be able to control her impulsive shopping? Will they turn to the only One who can help them before both their hearts are broken again? June Foster has done a wonderful job of creating 3-D characters that immediately make the reader care about them from page one. The circumstances of the story are believable, as are the characters. I especially liked the unexpected twist toward the end. Never saw it coming, but it fit fabulously into the story line, and helped create more tension. If you like romance with a bit of raw reality, you’ll surely enjoy As We Forgive. (The Wordsmith Journal strives to guide readers to books of personal interest, with the understanding and respect that what appeals to some may not appeal to others. Therefore we attempt to keep our reviews focused on content, genre and style. The rating is necessary to make use of Goodreads and Amazon. It reflects the reviewer’s own level of enjoyment, but the review is intended to be informative for the benefit of all readers.)