MADELINE MARIE GALLOWAY is a single, solidly Christian young woman who is excited about the future until she experiences the loss of her father and a violent attack resulting in a pregnancy. How could God let this happen to one of his faithful? How could she ever offer herself to her future husband now that she was no longer pure? And what about the baby? Abortion? Single parenthood? Adoption? JIM AND SUZANNE are a young couple looking forward to raising a family and having a loving Christian home. They experience multiple disappointments until tragedy forces them toward a choice they never expected to make. Unexpectedly, the result brings them great joy, but will their happiness last? Why do tragic things happen to good people? Watch how God carries them through their trials and tears. See how "all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose." Romans 8:27-29 Jeanne and her husband of 35 years share their home in Washington State with her mother. Jeanne is the proud grandmother of eight grandchildren scattered around the country, with number nine due in 2009. Her greatest hope is to see loved ones join for that great family reunion when Jesus returns. She works as a Physician Assistant with the US Army in support of the Global War on terror. When not working, her hobbies include reading voraciously, genealogy research, and crochet, but her real love and focus is her family.
A captivating story. The characters are well rounded-out, and through excellent use of words draws the reader into a story that not many authors are able to tell. As unpredictable as life, as rocky as a road can be, with tall mountains to climb and deep valleys to get through, the story of God's love and providence still shines through. Although i said it was captivating, i did not say it was an easy book to read but only because it caused me to look at myself and more times than i would want to admit it showed i was lacking in my christian faith. It is a book of hope, faith and love, and explores the question do bad things happen to good people.
i will be looking for the rest of the books in the Journeys of Faith series by Jeanne. Across the Wilderness is available through Amazon and the Book Depository.
i recieved this book from Jeanne. i was not required to write a positive review. Thanks for a great book, Jeanne. i LOVED it and will be recommending it to my friends