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Preview — Redemption by Karen Kingsbury
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
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 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
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
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
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
A Special Note: Redemption series is Christian Fiction. I am not Christian and I have not read the Bible. So, I am not in a position to agree or disagree with the religious side of the book and my review will be solely focus on this series as a work of fiction and my point of views on the characters/situations as a third person. I do not mean to criticize or applaud any of the religious views presented through the stories.
This first in the 'Baxter Family Series' is based on the story of one of the daughters- Kari Baxter Jacobs. Her professor husband has an affair with a student and asks for a divorce. She decide ...more
Kingsbury takes you through someone's yucky trial they are facing. The characters of the parents and one of the daughters seem a bit too perfect so less human, but the other three or four kids seem a bit more realisitc to me. Maybe because the ...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