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Thursday, March 12, 2015

One Last Thing

Book Description

A hope-filled soon-to-be bride makes a discovery about her fiance that rocks her world and provokes a maelstrom of decisions and self-discovery.
Tara Faulkner has dreamed of her wedding and the life she and her fiance Seth will share in their hometown of Savannah . . . and by all accounts, it should be a charmed one. But when she discovers three weeks before the wedding that Seth is seriously addicted to pornography, Tara's dreams are shattered.
She must decide whether she will stand by Seth, but she also must let go of the dream she shaped for herself and discover a real vision for her life-and where it will come from. With all else falling apart, Tara encounters an unexpected-and unlikely-group of women mentors. They help her peel back the layers of shaming secrets and begin to clearly see the real issues of her generation.
In the end, she's able to make a decision based on God's vision-not her own.
Rebecca St. James, an Australian born Christian recording artist, is both a Grammy Award winner and multiple Dove Award recipient. She is also the bestselling author of Wait for Me, SHE Teen, and What Is He Thinking. She has appeared in the film Sarah's Choice and provided a voice in VeggieTales An Easter Story.
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Nancy Rue has written over 100 books for girls, is the editor of the Faithgirlz Bible, and is a popular speaker and radio guest with her expertise in tween and teen issues. She and husband, Jim, have raised a daughter of their own and now live in Tennessee.
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My Thoughts:
Rebecca and Nancy have written a story that shines a brilliant light on an issue that is prevalent in our over sexualized culture.  This isn't a neat and tidy story.  The voices are genuine and the emotions experienced are raw and painful.  The authors have done an exceptional job of portraying real, lived-out faith, tried and tested trust along with a realistic picture of the ugly damage of pornography on a relationship.  But, in the midst of the hurt, Rebecca and Nancy show the beauty of soul-honored friendship that holds one up and urges one on toward health and healing.  Tara's discovery of her "Watch" group of friends was one of my most favorite threads in the story.  We all need a group of friends like this!
I also appreciated that the authors gave a plausible behind Seth's addiction while still showing his need for taking personal responsibility and ownership in order to truly heal.  The transformation Tara goes through spiritually was superbly developed by the authors and portrayed in a genuine manner that didn't feel forced.  End the end, hope and redemption reigns above the ugly.
Sometimes when life presses in...all you can do is the next thing.
You don't want to miss this true to life portrayal!
*I was provided a copy of the book for the purpose of this review.
Blessings Ya'll,