Saturday, December 19, 2009

Healing Sands by Nancy Rue & Stephen Arterburn

Peeling back the layers to the characters in Healing Sands takes some time to do. In fact, the characters get better and better as the book goes on. This particular installment of the Sullivan Crisp series deals with anger and how we must surrender that emotion to God and allow Him to conquer it for us rather than trying to control it for ourselves. This theme runs through all of the main characters as they deal with their issues in varying ways.

Ryan Coe's son, Jake, is arrested when he it appears that he has committed a hate crime and he won't explain exactly what happened on that fateful day. Sullivan Crisp, a psychologist, helps Ryan deal with her anger while he is, in turn, dealing with anger of his own towards Belinda Cox, the "therapist" who told his wife that in order to deal with her post-partum depression she must kill the demons inside of herself. This sent her over the edge of a bridge with their daughter in tow.

The book kept me guessing what might happen next, and had me growing to love the characters (whom I've only touched on) with each turn of the page. I highly recommend reading this one!

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