After losing his girlfriend and his part-time job, eighteen-year-old tough guy Shane Donahue wonders if being alive is worth it.
A classmate suggests God could turn his life around, and Shane figures he might as well give it a try—he’s got nothing to lose. Until he’s arrested for a serious crime and has to decide whether to fight or pray
The author of this book was presented with a plaque and a “Deeds Speak” certificate from then York Region Police Chief Armand P. LaBarge for the “contribution to facilitating positive change within the community” and “assisting youth in dealing with issues like anger, fear, and peer pressure” through the book.
"The plot flows like a mountain stream and I found it hard to stop between chapters." —a sixteen-year-old male reader
“Complex issues such as personal salvation, racism, doubt, fear, bullying, and failure are all tackled in a simple but profound way, with characters of different ethnic backgrounds.” —Read for Life
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
In Times of Trouble by N.J. Lindquist is a book to be enjoyed by all ages, not just teens. This book addresses the very real issues of teens—from lack of understanding between them and their parents, to poor relationships and support of siblings, to peer pressure and lack of good choices and decisions. In Time of Trouble a young man, a twin, faces a myriad of problems and issues at home and at school—some his fault, some not. Until his acceptance of a friend’s invitation brings him face-to-face with the one Person who can change his life, his attitude, and his future direction. Not only does this story entertain, but also it can lead the reader to reflection and ways to look at life’s problems. This story line has value in that it can reveal to parents and siblings how to approach situations and a better way to resolve problems that arise. This is an engaging, entertaining plot, but it also presents realistic personal and social conflicts and answers. I received this book through TBCN in exchange for an honest review.