If you are picking this book up because it seems to be Christian fiction.... it is NOT. The book has an overall feel of "if it feels right, do it" and has a storyline that makes pastors and religion look foolish, harsh, and stupid. Overall, I found the book to be very depressing because there is just not one person or situation in it that doesn't seem overblown and without hope. The end wraps it up too neatly (and quickly considering the amount of time "drama discussion" leading up to it). First book by this author for me and based on all of the above, will probably be the last. Too many other books out there to read to waste time on such a depressing writing style.
Reverend Simon Jackson has always felf destined to lead. But while the good Reverend's been buy tending his flok, his family's gone astray. Loretta has been a devoted wife to Simon but she's beginning to realize that enabling him to give more to the church than to his children was her biggest mistake.
Excellent book. Gives us a dose of reality that we can be so Godly and no earthly good. It also shows us that we can not live our lives through our children. The book deals with issues that we all have to deal with and in the end Family is what's important. Rev. Simon Jackson learns all of this but at what expense.