In recent weeks, I have seen a lot regarding the movie Indivisible, the screenplay this book is based on. The movie looks packed with emotion, faith and love of country. However, I didn’t find all of that flowing through the pages of this book.
Darren and Heather Turner share a passion for serving God, family, and country. When Darren is deployed as an army chaplain, Heather vows to serve military families back home as she also cares for the couple’s three children. Darren knows he’s overseas to support the troops as their chaplain. What he doesn’t know is how he will get through his own dark moments. When Darren returns, he is no longer the husband Heather once knew.
There is emotion, faith and love of country in the pages of this book. However, there is something about the way the story is written, that took a little of the emotional power away from it. I think the movie may do a better job telling this story. Yikes! I can’t believe I said that!
While the story telling felt disjointed, I still felt for Darren and Heather. I think readers are given a true picture of what this time in their life was like. As with every book I read featuring a story about our military, I am awed and forever thankful for what these men and women do to protect our country. I like the behind the scenes looks because it makes me more appreciative of what our military and their families deal with.
What I appreciated most about this story was the faith element. Turner is an army chaplain, yet he too struggled just like the others. It’s real life folks. Christians lives are not perfect, your life will not be perfect when you accept Christ. You simply have a forever friend there to help you through. For me, that’s ultimately what this story was. The Turner’s faith helped them. Was it easy? NO! But they came out on the other end stronger and wiser.
I’m looking forward to seeing this book come to life in the movie, in theaters October 26th.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from Thomas Nelson through NetGalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.
Rating: 3.5 stars
Author: Travis Thrasher
Release Date: October 23, 2018