Redemption (Redemption #1)
When Kari Baxter Jacobs finds out that her husband is involved in an adulterous relationship and wants a divorce, she decides she will love him and remain faithful to her marriage at all costs. This book shows how God can redeem seemingly hopeless relationships, and it illustrates...more
Let me say I have no personal experience with being cheated on, so it's not for that reason ...more
Wish me luck.
UPDATE: I'm 140 pages into this book which was described to me as "life-changing."
So far, I give it an emphatic "eh." I've already read phrases like "hit him like a Mack truck," and "deeper than a canyon." I've already read through scenes containing the exaggerated speech of a dru ...more
So it's no surprise, I'm a sucker for any books that are part of a series. I love that by the end of a good series each of the characters is developed so thoroughly that I fee ...more
I personally like how prayer and scripture was added into this book. The characters I found believable and enjoyed getting to know bits and pieces of who they were. I defiantly will pick up the next few bo ...more
But this book for me almost hit it directly on the head. I loved how the characters relationship with the Lord was part of their life. I love how the characters spoke words that seemed real instead of speaking words that were expected of them in terms of their religious beli ...more
Not sure if I want to read the next installment of the series.
This particular installment focused mostly on Kari who discovers her husband's infidelity. The way they deal with it was refreshing to me, even as it was painful. I have to admit I guessed how it wou ...more
Honestly, in the beginning I thought this was just an everyday novel with some scripture thrown in there every once in a while. I wasn't very impressed. However, what I didn't expect was the reminiscing and soul searching that this book caused.
I really didn't have much in common with the story of the main character (marriage) but I could see myself in many of the other elements of ...more
I really liked all of the character. They were very well developed. I enjoyed reading Kari's journey to healing after her husband was unfaithful to her. She truly did want to do what God wanted her to do, which was work at her marriage with her husband. She wasn't perfect and she did make mistakes, but this was truly a story of what love real ...more
I particularly like ...more
It also shows that as there are two people in a marriage, each contributing to it - for better or for worse - there are also two sides to any breakup. Kari's forced introspection helps her to ...more
Redemption by Karen Kingsbury is the first in the Redemption series, A trilogy revolving around the Baxter family, a highly religious and orthodox family living in Bloomington, Indiana. Redemption, the first book in the series redemption revolves around Kari Baxter. When Kari Baxter finds out that her husband, Tim Jacobs a college professor who is having an illicit affair with his understudy, her whole world falls apart. She is further ...more
Kari Jacobs was shocked. But she chooses to fight for their marriage. Because she promised God that she will love the man she married until she dies.
How does one forgive a cheating spouse? How does one find the strength to fight and to hold on, when all seems to be falling apart?
ONLY WITH GOD CAN THERE BE REPENTANCE.
ONLY WITH GOD CAN THERE BE FORGIVENESS.
ONLY WITH GOD CAN TH ...more
However, this book sat on my bookcase for a long time. As the subject matter felt too close and too personal. When I did eventually read it, Redemption actually helped to heal my wounds.
This is the 1st book in a series all of which was wonderful. It is also the 1st book about The Baxter Family, which spans a quite a few series. All of the Baxter' s have their own stories to tell in their own ri ...more
USA Today and New York Times bestselling author Karen Kingsbury is America’s #1 inspirational novelist. There are more than 15 million copies of her award-winning books in print, including several million copies sold in the past year. Karen has written more than 40 novels, ten of which have hit #1 on national lists.
Karen has a true love for her readers, and she has nearly 1 ...more