Thursday, May 15, 2008

Healing Promises

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Allianceis introducing
Healing Promises
(Multnomah Publishers - April 15, 2008)
Amy Wallace

Facing a new threat.
When FBI Agent Clint Rollins takes a bullet during a standoff, it might just save his life. But not even the ugly things he’s seen during his years working in the Crimes Against Children Unit could prepare him for the overwhelming powerlessness of hospital tests revealing an unexpected diagnosis. If only Sara weren’t retreating into doctor mode…he needs his wife now more than ever.

Frozen in fear.
Sara Rollins is an oncologist with a mission–beating cancer when she can, easing her patients’ suffering at the very least. Now the life of her tall Texan husband is at stake. She never let the odds steal her hope before, but in this case, the question of God’s healing promises is personal. Can she hold on to the truth she claimed to believe?

Faith under fire.
As Clint continues to track down a serial kidnapper despite his illness, former investigations haunt his nightmares, pushing him beyond solving the case into risking his life and career. Clint struggles to believe God is still the God of miracles. Especially when he needs not one, but two. Everything in his life is reduced to one all-important question: Can God be trusted?

If you would like to read the first chapter, go HERE

This book was really intriguing. While I hate the thought of children being kidnapped by serial killers, Amy does a good job of providing a portrait of those who are actively protecting and doing everything possible to save our children. There were many story lines occuring in the book, but it was pretty easy to keep track of them. I have to admit I got a little confused in the beginning because she alternately refers to people by their first or last names. It took me about a chapter and a few back tracks to get it straight. You might not have this problem if you read the first book in the series.

While I hadn't read the first book, I quickly got a feel for that story and how Healing Promises takes it forward, so I didn't feel too lost. The book causes you to think about the impact of illness on our life roles and how God is always good -- regardless of the circumstances of our lives. I'm definitely going to go back and read the first book, Ransomed Dreams, and I'm looking forward to the release of the next one in the series!

Amy Wallace is the author of Ransomed Dreams, a homeschool mom, and a self-confessed chocoholic. She is a graduate of the Gwinnett County Citizens Police Academy and a contributing author of several books, including God Answers Moms’ Prayers and Chicken Soup for the Soul Healthy Living Series: Diabetes. She lives with her husband and three children in Georgia.

To purchase this book, go to Amazon.

1 comment:

Amy Wallace said...


Thanks so much for your review of Healing Promises!

I hate the thought of children being kidnapped too. My hope in confronting some of our greatest fears is that we'll see how our God is bigger than we ever imagined.