This story was enlightening, and I enjoyed the authors style once I got used to it. My son read her children's christian fiction books so I thought I would give her I try with this adult christian fiction. She does a pretty good job opening up the subject of God's existence to unbelievers, while slowly directing them what to do if they would like to believe. It is an amazing story if you get past the first chapter.
"Either God exists, or He does not," wrote seventeenth century mathematician Blaise Pascal. Jill McGavock struggles with her own answer to Pascal's statement as she deals with her mother's degenerative brain disease.
The above statement makes the book seem dark and depressing, far from it! With humor, insight and a strong faith, Nancy Rue tells Jill's story.
I waited a long time to get and then finally read this book--wow! Well worth the wait and read. This is the first book by Nancy Rue I've read but definitely not the last. It's got laughs, love, drama and best of all--God.
When Jill MaGavock's mother shows signs of a quickly deteriorating dementia, she is blindsided. She doesn't believe in God. As she tries to find out what is wrong with her mother, then tries to decide how to handle the situation, she is also challenged by a friend to take Pascal's wager: act as if God exists and see if it is true.
This was a pretty good story about an intellectual atheist's search for God. After Jill McGavock's mother is diagnosed with Pick's Disease, Jill sets out to determine whether the essence of her mother still exists. She is helped along on her journey by a philosophy professor who is a dedicated Christian. He encourages her to take "Pascal's Wager" by acting as if God does exist. The book is interesting, with a good deal of information about Pascal, along with a few interesting quotes. I do feel the book moved pretty slowly and it didn't really grab my attention, although I am glad that I read it.
This is another excellent Nancy Rue novel. The story is about a brilliant mother who begins to slide into dementia & her emotionally distant daughter who must contront & then take care of Mom. The daughter does not believe in God. A fellow professor challenges her with Blaise Pascal's Wager to try to find her Mom's soul in the midst of her dementia. This is a good story on many levels, coming to grips by both women of the dementia, seeing each other as people with value & to be respected &, of course, the spiritual componant that makes Nancy Rue's stories so true to life. I highly recommend this book.