[Read] ➲ Healing Waters (Sullivan Crisp) By Nancy N. Rue – Peakpopa.info
One of the best books I ve read in a long time The plot moved quickly, the characters were interesting and I could identify with the main character completely. I want to preface my review by saying that I listened to the audio version of this book I almost stopped the book after the first two chapters because I didn t like the female protagonist at all She is such a complainer and I saw nothing redeeming in her personality But, as I tend to do, I gave the book another chapter and then another, hoping for an upturn The last half of the book saw changes to that character which kept me plugging away The 3 stars is simply because the final chapters of the book included some nice exciting plot elements.In all honesty, I wonder if I would have enjoyed the paper version of the book I didn t care at all for the reader Too much melodrama On the basis of the reader, I d have given it only 1 star, or maybe none. When Life Seems To Conspire Against You, How Do You Find The Courage To Dive Into Healing Waters When Lucia Coffey Looks At Her Reflection, She Sees Fat And Failure When She Looks At Her Sister Sonia, She Sees Svelte And Success When She Looks At God, She Sees That Divine Love Can T Possibly Be Doled Out Equally All Her Life, Lucia Has Coped By Throwing Herself Into Taking Care Of Those Who Seem Worthy Of God S Goods, And Feeding The Dreams She Has Buried AliveBut When Tragedy Strikes Lucia S Family, She Meets Sullivan Crisp A Decidedly Offbeat Psychologist Who Is Trying To Cope With His Own Shattered Past They Form An Alliance To Try To Hold Her Family Together And, In The Process, Both Tentatively Dip Their Toes Into The Waters Of Healing Step By Faltering Step They Wade In, Forging An Unlikely Community And Digging Deep For The Courage To Face A Lurking Danger That Could Pull Them Under Or Remind Them What It S Like To Dance On The Waves Nancy Rue s engaging prose, realistic dialogue and storytelling acumen, combined with Stephen Arterburn s knowledge of psychology and experience as a counselor, make for fiction which is difficult to put down. There s a boatload of hurt and pain in this book but also much healing, as the title suggests I loved this book It s quite different from most of the Christian fiction I ve read I didn t find it to be preachy, which I liked It s a book I think lots of us can relate to in one way or other. I really liked this book I liked the 1st book in the series a little bit better, but this one was still good too It was a surprise toward the end when I found out who blew up the plane Wasn t expecting that. Wow This is the first book to bring tears to my eyes in a year This book was not at all what I was expecting, but exactly what I needed. Real stories about life and God I didn t like it quite as much as Healing Stones, but it was enjoyable nonetheless The characters were intriguing, and the story line was thought provoking I enjoyed going through the healing process spiritually and emotionally with Lucia, the main character. I listened to this as an audiobook It seemed a little slow getting into the story, but by the end I was having trouble waiting until the next installment I listen during my commute As a person who has struggled with weight all my life, I was instantly sympathetic to Lucia Coffey, the main character She has been blessed with a younger sister who is everything she believes she is not beautiful, slender, successful, popular Sister Sonia heads up her own Christian ministry, and even has Lucia s husband working for her, and Lucia fears that he is having an affair with one of the staffers While Lucia has every reason to hate and be jealous of her sister, when a horrible accident occurs, she immediately steps in, as the professional nurse she is, and starts taking care of everyone, especially her sister Following the accident, Lucia meets a psychiatrist friend of Sonia s who is dealing with his own stresses many years ago, his wife took her own life and the life of their child in the throes of postpartum depression The friend, Sullivan Crisp, comes to offer Sonia his continued friendship and a counseling referral, but stays to give a helping hand to Lucia, who really needs him as her world falls apart around her Together they explore the meaning of suffering in the life of a Christian.This is a complex read, and I admire the author s who managed to deal with all the issues brought up in this book It is obvious that one of the authors is a Christian psychologist I highly recommend this series the Sullivan Crisp series of 3 books for Christian women s fiction.