The Breaking Point

The Breaking Point

by Karen Ball
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The Breaking Point by Karen Ball

Caught in a blizzard, they expected to fight for their lives. What they didn’t expect was a miracle…

Renee and Gabe Roman are on the edge—relationally and spiritually. Both believe they are followers of Christ who know God. So why is their marriage so difficult? After years of struggle, they wonder if it’s all been for nothing.

Then, on an anniversary trip to a remote resort, their truck hurtles down the side of a mountain. Suddenly, they find themselves at the mercy of the rugged Oregon wilderness, forced to fight for survival by relying on each other. But both must surrender their last defenses if they are to come home at last—to God and to each other.

Can the Romans overcome their greatest obstacle—themselves—in time?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781590520338
Publisher: The Crown Publishing Group
Publication date: 05/01/2003
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 387,713
Product dimensions: 5.19(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.88(d)

About the Author

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.

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The Breaking Point 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
harstan More than 1 year ago
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.

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... 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.