One young man is about to discover the true cost of independence
For years, Doug Anderson has been drifting slowly but steadily away from both his family and his faith. His parents have been trying to reach him before he falls too far. His friend Christina hopes what she is seeing online isn't true. But sometimes you have to hit bottom before you're ready to grow up.
Just as things begin to settle down a bit, Doug's life takes a turn that requires every bit of faith and patience for both his family and Christina--whose growing feelings for Doug, a man who writes her off as not worth his time, keep her off balance. Will Doug's crisis finally clear his vision and help him focus on what he has right in front of him?
Dan Walsh is the bestselling author of many books, including The Dance, The Promise, and The Desire with Gary Smalley. He has won three Carol Awards, and three of his novels were finalists forRT Book Reviews Inspirational Book of the Year. He lives with his wife in the Daytona Beach area, where he's busy researching and writing his next novel.
Gary Smalley is one of the country's best-known authors and speakers on family relationships and has appeared on national television programs such as Oprah, Larry King Live, and TODAY, as well as numerous national radio programs. He is the bestselling and award-winning author or coauthor of many books, including the Baxter Family Redemption series with Karen Kingsbury. Gary and his wife, Norma, have been married for 50 years and live in Missouri.
I was blessed with this book by Revell in exchange for an honest opinion. I was not required to give a positive review and no other compensation has been provided.
My Thoughts: This
book is the last one in the Restoration Series. I have read this entire series
and enjoyed each and every book. Each book can be read as a stand alone, but if
you begin at the beginning you get to know each member of the family on a
personal basis and when certain things come up in the other books,it makes
book is a prodigal son type story. In it, Doug the youngest of the Anderson
family is following the typical college kid pattern. He is straying from the
path his parents taken him and participating in activities they would not be
happy about. He begins by leading a double life, which of course cannot stay hid
forever. The result is a breakdown in communication with his folks as well as
some soul searching for himself. I don't want to give away the ending, so you'll
have to read the book to find out what happens, but you can trust me it's
One thing, I really enjoyed about the
book are the points made from the story of the prodigal son. It is addressed
from several different angles, but especially from the angle of the Father. What
was his reaction to his wayward child? Would he have given him the money anyhow
knowing the path he would choose? Did he know in advance? There are many thought
provoking aspects to the scenario, and the authors cover them very