Well, something made me keep the book and read on. I think God was telling me to trust him and not live in fear of what could happen. So, I read.
I do not usually care for Christian fiction. It's often too phony. However, this is the story of a man who is completely given over to God, and how the way he lived caused others to find God's truth after his death. I felt while reading God telling me that there is no sense living in fear of what could happen while Jeff is on the job. That can be the only reason why I refuse to watch those movies or read those books. I still do not plan on doing so, but the root of this is not fear. It is preventing that fear from creeping up.
As the story opens, we see how the fireman's wife, Jamie is completely resistant to God and lives in constant fear of her husband losing his life in the line of duty.
When Jamie's worst fears are realized during the 9-11 terrorist attacks, she doesn't even know it because an survivor with a head injury induced amnesia is mistakenly identified as her husband. For nearly three months, they live under the assumption that this man is her husband. It is not until the man has his first few flashbacks that this world starts to unravel.
I do not want to give to much away about this book, but I will say that the ending is bitter and sweet at the same time. Also, I don't recommend this book if you are faint of heart. I had an extremely difficult time reading the chapters that took place during the time frame of the terrorist attacks. I didn't realize how raw that wound still was.
In any case, here's your chance to win your copy. I bought my own copy because it was taking me soooo long to read it due to the whole can't-read-while-the-baby-is-awake thing. Then the family moved away before I could give her back her copy of the book (maybe two weeks after she gave it to me). So, rather than keep two copies, I thought I'd give away the newer one. You have until July 3 to get your entry in. I will announce the winner on July 4. Just leave a comment here, perhaps telling where you were on the day of the 9-11 attacks. (Only if you want.)
Happy entering. I'm off to start on the sequel: Beyond Tuesday Morning. You know, since the baby is in bed;-)