Monday, April 2, 2012

Book Review-Need You Now

Need You Now is the first book by Beth Wiseman that I’ve read. I hear it’s something new for her, too, as she usually writes Amish stories. Need You Now is the contemporary story of an average American family who moves from the big city to a small town, hoping for a fresh start for one of their teenagers who’s been experimenting with dangerous things.

Small town living brings a whole new set of challenges, though. Need You Now is the story of how this family learns to resist temptation, make right choices, and lean on God faithfully throughout every day. It’s a story of Christian living. It’s a story of relationship with God. It’s a story of marriage, parenting, friendship, faithfulness, forgiveness, and trust. It’s a story of finding your way when there seems to be no way through prayer and devotion to God.

In a way, the main character in this book is the family. Each member had a challenge to overcome and something unique to offer the group. There were no stereotypes here, and Darlene and Grace’s new best friends enhanced the story greatly in their supporting roles. I truly enjoyed this book and look forward to reading more from Beth Wiseman in this new niche.

Thomas Nelson Publishers sent a complimentary copy of this book for my honest review.

1 comment:

  1. I loved this book as well. Very realistic portrayal of the struggles of marriage and raising a family. Despite all the difficulties they face, the book overall is very hopeful, and I think most readers will be able to relate to the problems. It would also be a helpful book for someone who wants to understand what goes on in the mind of a teen who seems “perfect” on the outside but is dealing with life’s pressure in a very unhealthy way. Great book!