Healing Stones (Sullivan Crisp Series #1)

by Nancy Rue

Paperback, 2012



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Thomas Nelson (2012), 391 pages

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When Demetria Costanas finally confronts a fellow professor to tell him that their affair is over, it's more than the relationship that's finished. After a photo is delivered to the university president and her husband, she may lose her career and marriage, too! Will sorting things out with Christian counselor Sullivan Crisp help?


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391 p.; 8.38 inches


0849918901 / 9780849918902

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LibraryThing member CoraJoanBurgett
Christian college professor Demitria Costanas had vowed to end her affair with a colleague. But she give into temptation one last time and is quite literally caught in adultery. And almost everyone, herself included, has a stone to throw. At turns funny and touching, this story explores the ways
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humans hurt each other and deceive themselves. It shows the endlessly creative means God uses to turn stones of accusation and shame into works of beauty that lead us onto the path of healing.
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LibraryThing member olegalCA
I'm generally not a fan of books that are co-written by a therapist (see the "R" series by Karen Kingsbury - blaugh). I'm also typically not a fan of books that flip between first person and third person - I consider it cheating. But by the time I had finished this book, I'd forgiven Nancy Rue both
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and am glad to see that Sullivan Crisp will be resurrected again.

Rue is not your typical Christian author. She errs on the side of grace, not judgement and she is truly taking her life in her hands when she tangles with the touchy subject of adultery on a Christian campus. While not condoning the actions of her characters, she does show us the emotional toll their actions take and ultimately, there is redemption. I wish more movers and shakers in Christendom would take up that message.
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