About the Book
Book: Faith’s Journey
Author: Heather Greer
Genre: Contemporary Christian Romance
Release Date: February, 2018
Sometimes it’s the unexpected path that leads you on your journey back to faith. Katie McGowan left her parents and their faith behind years ago. However, when faced with a devastating betrayal, Katie is ready to go back to Carbondale, Illinois to help her elderly parents despite their tempestuous relationship. Drained by the constant friction, Katie finds emotional support and encouragement in Austin. His practical, simple faith speaks to Katie, and she finds herself yearning for a new connection to God. As their friendship grows, so does the attraction between Katie and Austin.
Before her fledgling faith and thoughts of romance have a chance to take root, Katie’s cheating fiancé returns, remorseful and promising change. Can her tentative faith strengthen their past love? And if her heart breaks again, will Katie’s journey to faith end before it has really begun?
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About the Author
Heather Greer is a pastor’s kid and pastor’s wife from southern Illinois. Though her nest is quickly approaching the empty stage, with three of her four children out on their own, she enjoys the times she gets to spend with all her children, husband, and grandson. Equal mix geek and romantic, you could as easily find Heather watching an episode of Doctor Who as the latest Hallmark movie. Of course, you may find her baking, reading, or crafting too!
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What happens when a person raised in church begins to see the failure of those within the church to live their faith every day instead of on Sunday morning? Often, the truths of scripture are pushed aside in favor of blanket statements like “churches are full of hypocrites” and “I don’t want to follow a God whose people are like that”. In frustration, they walk out the church doors in frustration. Sometimes they walk out with their beliefs intact, but other times faith gets left in the pew they vacate.
A contemporary Christian romance, “Faith’s Journey” by Heather Greer speaks to some of the most common issues affecting young adults today. Katie McGowan is a prodigal who returns to her childhood home to care for her aging parents after the devastating infidelity of her fiancée. She does not have faith despite that of her parents and the fact that she grew up going to church. She comments early in the story that “I believe God is there, but I don’t see that He has made much of a difference in the lives of those in the pews every Sunday. They all sing and pray and shout hallelujah, but it doesn’t really change the way they live outside the church doors.” This is one of the toughest issues that faces the church today: hypocrisy. People will not want to become followers of Jesus if we do not live out God’s commandments but instead present a selfish, two-faced veneer. Still, I have to admit that I didn’t care for Katie’s character, especially not in the beginning. Her attitude and temper annoyed me, but then again, I have to admit that there are times when I struggle too. Austin, on the other hand, is easy to love and displays the qualities that earmark him for evangelization. There is enough tension and drama to keep readers entertained while also exploring God’s Truth. Young adults and older readers are the target audience, but I would further recommend this story to those concerned about prodigals within their own families, alcoholism, and family tensions.
I received a complimentary copy of this book through Celebrate Lit and was not required to post a favorable review. All opinions are my own.
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