Wednesday, March 10, 2010

The Promise of Morning, by Ann Shorey

     The Promise of Morning is about Ellie and Matthew Craig, A pastor and his wife. We follow Ellie through the grief of loosing her babies and the lonliness of being abandoned as a child by her father. While they struggle to piece their lives back together after loosing another baby, another gentleman comes to town who tries to take all that Matthew has built in his church and his family. We follow him through his feelings of not being enough, of questioning his call to ministry and also his cowardness towards the new man in town. We also get to follow him though when he regains his courage and goes after to take back what was taken from him!
     I found this book a little hard to follow in the begining as I wasn't sure what the story was actually about till about half way through. But once getting into it I couldn't put the book down. I really enjoyed the story, Shorey has a way of making you feel like you're right there with them through out this book, so you feel their happiness and their pain. This book was definately worth pushing through and reading! I also appreciated her showing how pastors have the same problems as the rest of the world! He struggled with faith and courage, etc... Yet in the end regained all that. I highly recommend reading this book!

*Available now at your favourite bookseller from Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group.

1 comment:

  1. Although I love Ann Shorey, I found that "A Promise of Morning" to be emotionally difficult.

    Being a Pastor’s wife myself, I find myself overly sensitive to the depiction of Pastors and their families. I did not enjoy the character of Pastor Matthew and did not like how he was such a “bull in a china shelf” and created judgements of others so quickly.

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