Throughout much of my married life, I lived under the illusion that I had it all together - it was everyone else that needed fixing. Several years into my second marriage my husband, a Deputy Sheriff, became a workaholic and was never home. Meanwhile, I became a volunteeraholic, too busy to face the fact that we had become two strangers under one roof, raising three kids.
God revealed Himself to me through the different women I volunteered with. As my heart slowly opened to God's presence, my marriage came crashing down around me. As I cried out for God's help, I discovered my husband's affair. I found myself surrounded by faithful people who gave me the strength to face the problems in my marriage and the tools needed to begin fixing it.
Over the next four years, my husband's health deteriorated and he was forced to retire. Through this God continually showed me I was In His Way and then, when He knew He had my attention, He would proceed to show me how to do things In His Way. In the end, what God told me to do, saved my husband's life, and our marriage. What was broken is now fixed by the grace and love of God.
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About the Author
As her children went through Elementary school she volunteered on the Parent Teacher Club (PTC) Board as Treasurer and President. Her passion was working with other parents to help the teachers, school and district.
Up until 2008 Rebecca had no religious foundation. She thought she had to do everything on her own and the world was expected of her at all times. Then, through the women she volunteered with, she became a Christian in the end of 2008 and was baptized in June of 2009. Once she put her life in God's hands, she realized He would equip her with all she needed along her journey of life, along with an entire community of people, the church.
Since becoming a Christian, Rebecca has been very active at the church she attends. From being on the Outreach Committee helping run the Alpha course to being an Elder over Prayer and Administration and Finance.
More recently, God has given Rebecca the desire to share her story and the struggles she walked through in her marriage. She did this through writing In His Way. She also continues to share her daily struggles with faith and family through her blog www.inhisway.net/blog. Rebecca enjoys connecting with others via the internet and sharing their 'God stories' on her blog. If you have a 'God story' you would like to share on her blog, you can reach her through her website.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
In His Way by Rebecca Duvall is a personal journey of her life and how she came to discover God. Duvall goes through many trials in her life. Everything that life could throw, divorce, children, financial situations, and serious illnesses, she faced. It is through this intimate journey you get to know Duvall, her family, and their troubles. You see how she evolves from struggling and thinking that she can only get through this alone and control everything to her discovery of letting go and letting in God. It was not an easy journey, but it is an honest one. I enjoyed this book and could not put it down. In His Way took me on an emotional adventure. I felt for the author and her family because of the ups and downs they face. In the beginning, she states that she was not always positive and wrote that way. The story takes you through a raw, impassioned relatable telling. No one is perfect, and this book is a reminder of that. I love how honest she is. She held nothing back. She spoke of the resentment and hatred she harbored toward her husband. These were authentic feelings and thoughts expressed. You see how she goes from wanting to control everything to becoming understanding, appreciative, and cooperative. Duvall transforms, and it was all because she learned to talk to and accept God. My favorite part about this book is that you do not have to be religious to enjoy it. It is an uplifting, encouraging, and inspirational read. Duvall’s narrative is strong. It was refreshing to read something where a person is faithful to the events, no matter how it paints them. There were plenty of moments where I was shocked at the mean things stated, but it was relatable. When you meet challenges in life, sometimes you are not the nicest person and make the wrong decisions or say things you do not mean. She does not hold back from that. She admits to many faults, and I admire her. My only real complaint with the book was that there were some grammar mistakes and awkward phrasing. It also got a little slow toward the end but picked back up. Overall, I genuinely love it. I learned a lot from reading this book. I learned that we let fears get in the way of our decisions. I also learned about communication and not bottling things up. One of the major things I took away from this is that if you are dedicated, you can get through something. I also found understanding in religion and people’s relationship with God in this. I related to Duvall so much because she went from not understanding or knowing God to praying, and I have learned more about God and understanding God in this book than going to church. I highly recommend this book to anyone who has lost their faith or anyone who have lost or looking to understand faith.
Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite In His Way by Rebecca A. Duvall is an uplifting book that shows the healing power of God and the transformation in the author's personal journey by following God and doing things His way. The author shares her personal experiences with readers and makes them understand how God loves all of us and wants to have a close relationship with everyone. The author reiterates the power of God through her personal journey and instills hope in the minds of all those readers who are facing difficult times and situations in their lives. The book is honest and heartwarming, and motivates readers to transform their lives positively. The author overcoming her marital problems and completely placing her faith and trust in God is very inspirational. The writing style is simple and elegant, and can be comprehended by all. It conveys the author's perspective and views on God with clarity. The author's story is relatable and it's a book for all those readers who have gone through broken marriages, divorces, and who have experienced loss in their lives. It's a well written story and the author's honesty in showing her strengths and weaknesses through the book makes it even more appealing. Her ups and downs in life and overcoming them by completely handing herself over to God is what makes it a great, uplifting read. The story shows the good and bad that happen in the lives of many of us and how God works to get us back with Him.
Title: In His Way Author: Rebecca Duvall Publisher: R.D. Reviewed By: Arlena Dean Rating: 5 Review: "In His Way" by Rebecca Duvall Book Description.... "Throughout much of my married life, I lived under the illusion that I had it all together - it was everyone else that needed fixing. Several years into my second marriage my husband, a Deputy Sheriff, became a workaholic and was never home. Meanwhile, I became a volunteeraholic, too busy to face the fact that we had become two strangers under one roof, raising three kids. God revealed Himself to me through the different women I volunteered with. As my heart slowly opened to God's presence, my marriage came crashing down around me. As I cried out for God's help, I discovered my husband’s affair. I found myself surrounded by faithful people who gave me the strength to face the problems in my marriage and the tools needed to begin fixing it. Over the next four years, my husband’s health deteriorated and he was forced to retire. Through this God continually showed me I was In His Way and then, when He knew He had my attention, He would proceed to show me how to do things In His Way. In the end, what God told me to do, saved my husband’s life, and our marriage. What was broken is now fixed by the grace and love of God." What I like about this novel..... Wow, I found this novel a great inspirational read. This was a good story of Rebecca's being able to find herself and in doing this she was able to finds God. However, before this could happen Rebecca would have to overcome the horrible struggles and that she had to deal with within herself. It was such a honest story that this person tells and exposes her weaknesses and strengths to the reader which really showed how she was lead to the right path leading her to God. This was a real look of a story of a Christian life which showed the whole picture of this family's life that didn't come out of this overnight. This is were I say you must pick up "In His Way" to see for yourself how well written this novel has been presented to the reader. It is definitely a novel you will not forget. I found "In His Way" was one read that I couldn't put down until the very end because each page this writer gives it all in her read of the story of her life which portrayed the good, bad and the ugly. No, it wasn't easy way for Rebecca but with God's help she was able to make it through her 'trial and tribulations of her personal life and marriage.' And I must say that was really something. "In His Way" is definitely a novel that gives one hope and inspiration and my, my what a journey! This was one excellent read of courage and strength that I would be recommended to you.