Friday, July 18, 2014

Every Waking Moment by Chris Fabry

About the Book:

“Our stories intertwine in ways we can’t know when we first hear them. And maybe the point of all this is that we’d do well to listen.”

Treha Langsam is a mysterious young woman who has fallen through the cracks, much like many of the elderly people she works with at Desert Gardens. But Miriam Howard, director of the assisted-living facility, sees her extraordinary gift and untapped potential.

Treha is a whisperer of sorts, calling those who have slipped into dementia back to a life of vibrant, if only temporary, clarity.

When a documentary team stumbles onto Treha’s story, her gift is discovered and the search for answers about her past begins. As the truth slowly unravels, Treha and those around her must each tackle a difficult question: if this is as good as life gets, is that enough?

With authentic characterizations and riveting prose, bestselling author Chris Fabry delivers an uplifting, human tale of an ordinary woman with an extraordinary gift.

My Thoughts:

Don't you just love those books that sneak into your hands, promising you an enjoyable tale then they grab you by the heart and don't let go?  That's what happened to me when I picked up a copy of "Every Waking Moment" by Chris Fabry.

I've read a few of Chris's previous novels, but none of them prepared me for the emotional impact of meeting Treha Langsam.  Even though he does a thorough job of describing her, the reader is still left with many features to fill in via imagination.

Why does this matter?  Because Treha is not like you and I.  She's different, and no one knows why.  Fortunately, plenty of people around her value her unique spirit and giftings, and those who don't...well, I won't spoil it for you.

Have tissues handy.  Lots of lovable people will pop up throughout the book, and some may not be around to say goodbye when the story ends.  But each character will have changed you by the time you turn the final page.

Here's to stories that celebrate young men and women like Treha Langsam, and that give honor to those of an older generation.  My thanks to my friends at Tyndale House Publishers for my advance copy via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review (I also bought a copy to was that good!).

Happy Reading!



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