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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (238 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Alison Strobel Narrator: Emily Durante Publisher: HarperCollins Christian Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2011 ISBN: 9780310413431
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When beloved Christian writer and speaker Savannah Trover becomes gravely ill, she has to face the sham that her faith has become. Days before her heart transplant, she vows to change her ways and she renews her relationship with Christ. But when she awakens from the surgery, Savannah discovers that her faith has left her completely. Savannah’s husband, Shaun, is concerned about his wife's odd behavior—and even more concerned about the secret he’s keeping from her. If she doesn't bring down their ministry, then he might, losing his family in the process. A stranger may hold the answer to Savannah's recovery, but is Savannah strong enough to return to her old way of life? Can Shaun right his wrongs before word gets out? And do either one of them remember how to be who they once were—or who they want to be? In this latest relational drama from Alison Strobel, readers will explore the difference between emotional faith and life-giving truth as Savannah wonders if she can ever trust her heart again.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Natalie | 1/30/2014

    " I just didn't get the resolution of characters I was looking for. I really loved the concept from a Christian perspective, though - we all go through periods where we question/lose some of our faith. It was refreshing to read a Christian book that says it's okay to struggle. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tulsa | 1/30/2014

    " The message of the story was good; it was just really hard to get through. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sara | 1/27/2014

    " I'm not good at reviewing what happened word for word in a story - many others have done that for you on this site. I just want to comment that this was an enjoyable read. It opened my eyes and my heart. The book is a Christian book, without totally breathing Christian principles down your neck. It illustrates real-life situations where Christians must not only deal with their problems but face them and find God along the way. It does a great job of showing that all people, Christians included, have problems, and that if we seek God, we can find a way through them. Not all problems are easily overcome and not all problems have the outcome we hope for, but there is a way! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Leah | 1/21/2014

    " This book was ok. I didn't care for the story line. I liked the characters and the spiritual change they went through the but the story line was just not believable in some parts. I just couldn't relate to some of the characters either. Just a silly book and wouldn't read it again. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michelle Weeks | 1/8/2014

    " This was not a piece of literary fiction, but it was better than most of the Christian fiction I have read. Interesting interpersonal relationships against a backdrop of the mother getting a heart transplant which changes her personality and faith. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kate Joyce | 12/31/2013

    " If you are looking for something different... this is the book! Lee Strobel's daughter. The apple doesn't fall from the tree... excellent book "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 pam | 12/4/2013

    " i did like this book the struggle everyone was facing but nobody wanted to tell each other what they truly was feeling everyone had secrets. This is the first book i read by this author i will definately read one of hers again. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Babs | 10/29/2013

    " WOW! This was such a good book!!! It really makes you stop and think! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sarah | 8/30/2013

    " Not bad at all for a quick read & free Kindle. Not really great and some weird parts, but kept me occupied on our road trip. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Theodene | 6/21/2013

    " An excellently written, keep you on your toes, anticipation building, can't put the book down, stay up all night to finish type of book. This free ebook encourages me to check out more books by Alison Strobel!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Patsy | 4/24/2013

    " This is one of the best books I've ever read. I have not read anything by Alison Strobel before but will be sure do to so. I loved it! The struggles this family went through seem so real you could just see everything as it was happening. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Autum | 2/26/2013

    " Awesome book. I had a very hard time putting it down. The characters are real. I could so see the storyline in any ministry. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karendenice | 12/24/2012

    " I really enjoyed this book. A real tear-jerker. A beautiful picture of forgiveness and family. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Margie | 10/20/2012

    " Really liked this book. Pretty real too I think. would highly recommend! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maria Love | 9/17/2012

    " I believe many of us on this "faith walk" struggle with what Savannah does in this book. Heartfelt and transparent....this story spoke to my heart and my own walk of faith. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julie | 2/29/2012

    " Looking forward to the next in the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 CarolynB | 12/15/2011

    " My first read of Alison Strobel's. It was quite good. I felt so badly for each member of the family. I'm sure lots of families are hurting like this one. I'll be reading more of this author. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carla | 10/12/2011

    " Decent free kindle book from a while back "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dawn | 9/28/2011

    " I had never ready anything by Alison Strobel before. The main character had an heart transplant and I read this book about the time my mom had heart surgery. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tulsa | 6/5/2011

    " The message of the story was good; it was just really hard to get through. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carla | 5/29/2011

    " Decent free kindle book from a while back "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Theodene | 5/9/2011

    " An excellently written, keep you on your toes, anticipation building, can't put the book down, stay up all night to finish type of book. This free ebook encourages me to check out more books by Alison Strobel!! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Leah | 5/2/2011

    " This book was ok. I didn't care for the story line. I liked the characters and the spiritual change they went through the but the story line was just not believable in some parts. I just couldn't relate to some of the characters either. Just a silly book and wouldn't read it again. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Patsy | 4/27/2011

    " This is one of the best books I've ever read. I have not read anything by Alison Strobel before but will be sure do to so. I loved it! The struggles this family went through seem so real you could just see everything as it was happening. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maria | 4/24/2011

    " I believe many of us on this "faith walk" struggle with what Savannah does in this book. Heartfelt and transparent....this story spoke to my heart and my own walk of faith. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 pam | 4/22/2011

    " i did like this book the struggle everyone was facing but nobody wanted to tell each other what they truly was feeling everyone had secrets. This is the first book i read by this author i will definately read one of hers again. "

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About the Author
Author Alison Strobel

Alison Strobel, whose father, award-winning author Lee Strobel, instilled her with a love of stories at a young age, has written four novels, including Reinventing Rachel. She has also written the children’s books That’s Where God Is and That’s When I talk to God with her husband Dan Morrow. She lives in Colorado with her husband and two daughters.

About the Narrator

Emily Durante’s recent performance credits on the East Coast include commercial and industrial voice work and a multitude of audiobook narrations. She has also directed audiobooks, including the Earphones Award–winning performance of Heaven’s Keep narrated by Buck Schirner. Emily resides in the Philadelphia area with her husband and two young boys.