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Oceans Apart by Karen Kingsbury
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Jul 29, 2010

really liked it
bookshelves: read-in-2010, christian-fiction
Read from August 20 to 26, 2010

This book is a story about making mistakes, forgiveness, straying away from God, and ultimately returning to Him…

Connor is an airline pilot who, years ago, made a terrible mistake by having an affair. He kept his awful sin to himself for years, until he gets a call from a lawyer saying that this woman tragically passed away, leaving her son..HIS son. He struggles through a painful realization: coming clean to his wife about his affair and the fact that he has a son they didn’t know about.

When the boy comes to meet Connor, they form a strong bond. Yet, Connor’s wife cannot come to terms with this reality. How can she adopt the boy who was born from her husband’s secret affair?

Like all of Karen Kingsbury’s novels, this story is powerful. It deals with real-life issues and doesn’t sugar-coat anything. People make awful mistakes and we need to forgive each other just as God forgives us. When we are hurt, angry, and depressed, there is light at the end of the tunnel. Situations that seem as though they will never be resolved are transformed in the end.

I recommend this book to fans of Christian fiction, to those struggling with seemingly impossible situations, or to those who just need an inspiring story. This will not disappoint.

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Quotes Kristy Liked

Karen Kingsbury
“I tell of hearts and souls and dances...
Butterflies and second chances;
Desperate ones and dreamers bound,
Seeking life from barren ground,
Who suffer on in earthly fate
The bitter pain of agony hate,
Might but they stop and here forgive
Would break the bonds to breathe and live
And find that God in goodness brings
A chance for change, the hope of wings
To rest in Him, and self to die
And so become a butterfly.”
Karen Kingsbury, Oceans Apart

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