The Forgiving Hour Audio CD – Unabridged, April 26, 2016
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About the Author
Pam Ward has performed in dinner theater, summer stock, and Off-Broadway, as well as in commercials, radio, and film. An experienced audiobook narrator, Pam has recorded many titles for the Library of Congress Talking Books program. She is the recipient of an AudioFile Earphones Award and the prestigious Alexander Scourby Award.
- ISBN-10 : 1511383283
- ISBN-13 : 978-1511383288
- Item Weight : 8.3 ounces
- Dimensions : 6.5 x 1.13 x 5.5 inches
- Publisher : Zondervan on Brilliance Audio; Library edition (April 26, 2016)
- Language: : English
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Claire was happy and content in her life as wife, mother and homemaker. Sure, her husband (Dave), at times, was short with her and their son, Mike, and at times came home from work very late with no phone call or explanation. Perhaps, he didn't spend as much time with their son as she would have like, but she wanted to keep peace in their home.
Imagine her dismay and horror when taking her son out for pizza, she spots her husband in a back booth with a very young woman. She quickly got her son out before he also witnessed what she had. Afterwards, she confronted her husband. He had no remorse at all. His attitude basically being, 'Men do what they do.' He ended up packing up his pickup and leaving his family. He never saw his son again, or paid any child support at all. Claire and her son, Mike, had to leave their home as she was unable to afford it. Her car was repossessed. To say things were tough is an understatement. Claire grew angry and bitter over their circumstances. Her hatred for both Dave and the 'homewrecker' grew. She was so bitter that both she and her son changed their last names to Claire's maiden name. Her son also changed his first name to Dakota. She instructed her son to never ever speak of his dad or even say his name, which he agreed to out of love for his mother. Unfortunately, Claire did not have Christ to help her through this.
Her love for her son never changed. He was her world. His best friend, John, came from a very large family who were Christians. How wonderful is it when God puts someone like this in the life of someone who needs Him so badly! Dakota became a Christian in his teen years following a rebellious period and never looked back. He was even able to forgive his dad, although he never saw or spoke to him again.
Dakota grows up, has a job and moves out on his own and eventually meets a wonderful Godly woman whom he desires to marry.
When things are looking so good, how can it go so bad?
I love all the scripture given throughout the story. Also, all the talk of prayer. Most times, the fiction Christian books I read, while being 'clean,' have very little of God in them. I thoroughly loved this story and the message of salvation that Kevin presented to Claire. You will not be disappointed in this book. Great job, Robin Lee Hatcher!
Ms. Hatcher has created a story of deep hurt and betrayal, setting the stage for every excuse not forgive.
Claire is a blissfully married woman and mother, until her world turns upside down, forcing her into a role she never wanted—single mother. Struggling single mother. For years, she harbors, and nurtures, her anger and loathing, feeling utterly justified.
As she comes to know God, and embraces her new faith, Claire still can’t grasp forgiveness. As her new faith blossoms, and forgiveness begins to nudge her bruised and battered heart, she begins to know the freedom forgiveness births.
I felt Claire’s deep hurt, the betrayal, and I screamed at her to trust God with her heart and her dreams. To stop torturing herself with her anger, no matter how justified.
Ms. Hatcher tells a heartbreaking and poignant story of betrayal and unforgiveness, and the ultimate freedom—the beauty of forgiveness.
I purchased this book on Amazon. I offer my review of my own free will, and the opinions expressed in my review are my own honest thoughts and reaction to this book.
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Hatcher, Robin Lee. The Forgiving Hour.
This book touched me in so many ways. It made my pulse speed up, my heart beat fast within my chest and my mind go crazy with thoughts. Can it all turn out right in the end? How? How could it? And whatever does the Biblical story of Lazarus have to do with it?
Well done, Robin Lee Hatcher! I need not say more.