THE OTHER SIDE OF DARKNESS
by Linda Wood Rondeau
Published by Pelican Venture
ABOUT THE BOOK
Haven: a perfect vacation spot filled with mystery and romance except for a killer bent on revenge.
Manhattan prosecutor Samantha Knowlton is stranded in a quirky but intriguing Adirondack town. But she must return to NYC to repair the unraveling case against convicted child killer, Harlan Styles.
Teacher Zack Bordeaux fears he is doomed to a life of mediocrity if he remains in Haven but would be willing to stay if it means a life with Sam.
Landscape artist Jonathan Gladstone feels bound to an estate he both loathes and loves, haunted by the deaths of his wife and son until he falls in love with a spirited attorney and rediscovers his artistic passion.
These three, betrayed and betraying, must find their way from the darkness of broken hope to the light found only in Christ, our surest haven.
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AND NOW A WORD FROM OUR FEATURE AUTHOR
All Things to All Men
"…I am made all things to all men, that I might by all means save some."
(I Corinthians 9:22b KJV)
I couldn’t understand it. I had mimicked her stance to perfection. Yet, when I swung at the golf ball, it sailed far to the right or far to the left. Rarely did the ball manage to land in the fairway, unlike my mother-in-law who hit a straight drive every time. Why wouldn’t the ball behave for me as it did for her?
After a season of frustration and being ready to give up the game entirely, I finally realized that Kathryn’s swing worked well for a petite golfer. However, I stood a half-foot taller. No wonder her swing failed me. I spent the next season studying the game, trying to develop a swing that matched my build, age, and club length. With diligence and adaptability, I began to see more and more drives land in the fairway. One woman’s approach to golf was a disaster for another.
Parenting proved to require the same individuality as designing my golf swing. It never ceased to amaze me how three children created from the same DNA pool could be so vastly different not only in temperament, insight, and personality; but in responsiveness as well. Where one learned through insight, another needed rote memorization. Where one crouched in fear from a loud reprimand, another feared nothing. Like my golf swing, I found that my approach to discipline varied not only from child to child, but from offense to offense.
Christian writers have a message to drive home. Some choose memoir, telling their own story. Some write their message from the heart with advice to help the hurting. Those who tell their message in story form will also vary their delivery. Some write romance. Some write humor. And still others use fantasy to bring home truths. In each instance, the genre will fit the writer’s stance, experience, and voice.
Paul had a message to give the world. “Jesus saves.” Yet, he changed his stance depending upon where he was and to whom he delivered the message. For the jailer, he’d forego the opportunity of escape. For the tempest tossed seaman, he endured shipwreck. For the Greeks, he appealed to their belief in an unknown God. For the Hebrews, he reminded them of their heritage. He truly was all things to all men that he might win some.
In our spiritual lives, God uses whatever is necessary to reach us with His truth. Sometimes He will sing His lullaby as he cradles us in His arms. Sometimes he slaps our rigid behinds with a proverbial two by four. But in all ways and through all means, He will do all that is necessary to bring us to Him and keep us within His fold.
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Thank you, Linda, for sharing with us today.
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