a time to embrace (Timeless Love)

by Karen Kingsbury

Paperback, 2010



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Thomas Nelson (2010), Edition: Reissue, 320 pages


Fiction. Literature. Romance. Christian Fiction. HTML: Their whole life together has been a series of miracles. Can they really hope for more? After overcoming a crisis in their marriage, Abby and John Reynolds are experiencing a season of joy and restoration. For the first time in years they're making time to enjoy life and embrace each other. And John loves his coaching job . . . at least he did until high-school politics make him wonder if it's time to quit. As they wrestle with that situation, something greater rocks their world. A car accident causes Abby and John to suddenly face a future they never imaginedùall because of one teen's thoughtlessness. Fumbling for forgiveness and hoping for a miracle, they must remember what is important and cling to that above all else. God is moving mightily in their lives . . . if they can just hold on to Him and each other. The second novel in Karen Kingsbury's celebrated series about the resiliency of love, the power of commitment, and the amazing faithfulness of God.… (more)

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LibraryThing member PeaceUMC
In this sequel to A Time to Dance, high school football coach John Reynolds and his wife, Abby, are behaving like newlyweds after their reconciliation following a near-divorce. Their happiness is tempered, however, by John's problems at work. In particular, three boys trouble John--Nathan Pike (the
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"Goth"), who scribbles "death to jocks" in his notebook, and Jake Daniels and Casey Parker, the two football players who make Nathan's life miserable. When Jake and Casey challenge each other to a drag race, they cause an accident in which John is paralyzed from the waist down. As they try to come to terms with this tragedy, the struggles of each character, especially those of John's daughter, who previously held an unshakeable belief in God, are depicted in a believable and sympathetic manner.
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LibraryThing member Aliballyb
Brilliant. A slow start but very well written, loved it.
LibraryThing member MomsterBookworm
The sequel to 'A Time To Dance' is yet another story about faith and hope... about how when things in life don't go smoothly or as planned, everything has a purpose, and that miracles do happen. A tearjerker, but 5★ read!! It is best to read the books in this series in order to have a fuller
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comprehension of the plot and character development.
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LibraryThing member SherylHendrix
A series of remarkable events lead to tragedy, then triumph for a family that trusts God for their outcomes.
LibraryThing member Northern_Light
This book takes up the story of Abbie and John Reynolds first seen in A time to Dance. Having got past nearly breaking up, they are trying to rebuild their marriage while John is having work problems. Then one night their lives change in an instance forever.

It seems as if we are subjected to a
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never ending litany of the problems faced by Christians one after another in what is often an unrealistically speedy way.

I found myself on more than one occasion feeling manipulated into a view of God that bears little resemblance to real life.

God does answer our prayers but not always in such a quick and positive way.

I was left feeling cheated and feel that showing them coping when prayers aren't answered in the way we want would have been more helpful to readers.
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8.38 inches


1595546898 / 9781595546890

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