James Preston rejected his Pentecostal heritage long ago. Now, he abandons his education to provide for the young son he didn't know existed. Can he persuade Joni to join his new family before Isaac's abusive mother tears it apart?
Or will the court finally grant him sole custody?
Joni Maher was adopted at age six, but who is she really? Obedient daughter? Concert pianist? Sorority sister? She experiences love in James's arms. His adorable son stirs her maternal instincts. Yet, in his family church, the power of God's presence creates a longing she doesn't understand.
When their carefully constructed world shatters,
which will they choose?
Love's Pleasure? Isaac's safety? Or a Savior's forgiveness?
|Publisher:||Empowered Publications Inc.|
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About the Author
Bridgett Henson was raised in the Deep South by a Baptist mother and a Mormon father. During her teen years, she abandoned the Christian faith altogether. Now, her husband and she minister to a small Methodist church. While holding membership in a local Pentecostal assembly, they raised their three children.
When she's not writing fiction for all denominations, she attends short mission trips, youth conferences, rallies, and summer camps. Bridgett has a special burden for the youth of today, especially those bound by sex, drugs, and alcohol. She often speaks to those recovering from these addictions.
She hopes that her readers will come to know the God who created and loves them, understand the merciful grace found in the blood of Jesus Christ, and be introduced to the sustaining power of the Holy Ghost.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I read a lot and I think this was the worst book I've ever read. I stuck with it in hopes it would get better, but it just got worse. Poorly written -- scenes jumped from one to the next with no fluidity at all, it just changed and was hard to keep up with what was going on. Editing was also poor -- one page ended and the next started in the middle of a sentence. Characters were wishy-washy and judgmental. All around waste of time.
A story of life, hardships, and God's power in the midst of all the hardships. You won't be able to leave the book lay for long. When you hit middle, be prepared to be awake for sometime. You will weep, rejoice, and pull for two people. James Preston struggles in his own efforts to save Isaac, who he believes is his son. He struggles to protect Isaac from his abusive Mother. His Mother abuses him and drugs. During this time God allows James to meet Jonie Maher at a party and save her from a situation she doesn't really want to be at. So many young people today think that a party is a place to hook up. But they are hooking up with the wrong type people there. I cannot relate to this area personally but have walked through it as a Mother who's daughter did. Joni ends up going to a tent revival with James' sister. The beginning of a change in her life for her and the beginning of God bringing James out of his prodigal state. It left me wishing for the infilling of the Holy Spirit upon me again like it used to do when I was in 20s. I have been walking through a rough time in my body and this book has encouraged me as I have struggled with health issues and more. But I want that experience in the Holy Spirit again like I used to experience it. Just like James did.