About this book: (from the publisher) Ada was born into a fringe religious sect named for her father, The Prophet. But her lifelong habit of absolute obedience was shattered when she fled the family compound to elope with photographer Julian Goetz.
Katherine Walker’s marriage was a sham. She and Will rarely spoke without yelling—and never touched. Her affair brings her both escape and guilt.
When a tragic plane crash takes Julian from Ada and exacerbates Katherine’s sense of shame, both women become desperately unsure of where they belong in the world—until the devotion of an artistic young boy conspires to bring them together.
From award-winning novelist Christa Parrish, Still Life is a cunningly complex work that captures themes of abusive religion, supernatural love, and merciful escape. It will resonate with anyone who has ever felt called to a drastic change—or tried to hear the small whisper of God’s voice.
This book was hard for me to get into at first, but after awhile the storyline started to come together, and make a bit more sense. I love that this book touches on something I am not familiar with- a religion that wounds people and makes them want to flee. If you are looking for a quick Christian fiction book, this is the one! As the story got moving, I was rooting for both women in the story to make something bigger of the circumstances they were given, which I loved! The way that Christa weaves these two women’s different stories into one is really well done. The overall theme of the Lord meeting you where you are hit home towards the end, and I really enjoyed it overall. The ending left me wanting a little bit more, but maybe there is hope for a sequel.
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