Monday, February 11, 2008

HEALING STONES, by Nancy Rue & Stephen Arterburn


Today’s novel spotlight is a selection of the CFBA (Christian Fiction Blog Alliance). HEALING STONES (Thomas Nelson), by Nancy Rue & Stephen Arterburn, is available now at bookstores everywhere, or online with just one click.

Okay, when I read the location, Port Orchard Yacht Club, this book had my full attention. After all, I was born, raised and even came to Jesus within two miles of the marina. However, the captivating first person narrative and heart-deep story soon won me over. It will win you over too!


With one flash of a camera, Demi's private life becomes public news. She doesn't know it yet, but her healing has just begun.

Christian college professor Demitria Costanas had vowed to end her affair with a colleague. But she gives into temptation one last time...and a lurking photographer captures her weakness for all to see. Quite literally, she's the woman caught in adultery. And almost everyone--herself included--has a stone to throw.

Enter Sullivan Crisp, a decidedly unorthodox psychologist with his own baggage. He's well-known for his quirky sense of humor and incorporation of "game show" theology into his counseling sessions. And yet there's something more he offers...hope for a fresh start.

Reluctantly the two of them begin an uplifting, uneven journey filled with healing and grace. By turns funny and touching, this story explores the ways humans hurt each other and deceive themselves. And 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.

An auspicious debut for a candid yet tender series about pain, healing, and God's invitation for second chances.

Nancy Rue is the best-selling author of book for teens and adults, including the Christian Heritage series and the Lily series. Nancy has been an English teacher, a public speaker, as well as a contributor to several publications, and her books have sold more than a million copies. She and her husband, Jim, live in Tennessee.

Stephen Arterburn is the founder and chairman of New Life Ministries, the nation's largest faith-based broadcast, counseling, and treatment ministry, and is the host of the nationally syndicated New Life Live! daily radio program heard on more than 180 radio stations nationwide. Steve is also the founder of the Women of Faith® conferences and has written over sixty books, including the best-selling Every Man's series.

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