Rain Dance Kindle Edition
|Length: 284 pages||Word Wise: Enabled||Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled|
|Page Flip: Enabled||
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I also was invited into the critical thoughts Jonica experienced, day by day, that included God's Truth - the Bible. I wasn't sure how the novel would unfold but I was touched more than once to a realization of God's comfort to Jonica and how she lived her life and faith.
This novel was intended to promote healing and understanding for women, whether infertile or post-abortive, and us as a society that should love and accept women and men that these epxeriences relate to or are on the outside looking in, to be made aware of the compassion needed, just as Jesus Himself would have shown to them.
I am a born-again Christian and I would have no second thoughts about whom I suggest this book to. It's tender, moving, thought provoking and a tool to be used for healing and learning about God's love.
Jonica is struggling to come to terms with her inability to bear a child. Stacie is pregnant but isn't ready to be a mother. The two women meet in the waiting room of a medical clinic. And as dissimilar as they are, they just can't forget each other. They do the one thing they didn't count on. They reach out to each other, and along the way they become friends.
Jonica offers friendship to Stacie who is devastated following her abortion. She shares her faith in God with Stacie and patiently waits for God to work in Stacie's life. And Stacie, sharing her grief with Jonica, helps Jonica begin to accept her infertility. But it is when both step out in faith and really hear God that the healing begins.
The story is told in the alternating voices of Jonica and Stacie, and I enjoyed getting into each woman's head.
DeKok's characters are full, rich and real. The storyline is difficult but DeKok handles it adeptly. No matter your feelings about the subject matter, Rain Dance will touch your heart.
I love that this isn't what you expect. One woman has an abortion, another is still childless. There isn't the "magic" of the one deciding to not abort and giving her child to the childless woman. Knowing this is what appealed to me. I don't like "easy answer" cliche stories.
The first half of the book was excellent. The second half is preachy and I skimmed through it because I wanted to see what happened to the characters. Unfortunately, very real characters in the beginning became flat by the end.
I think the author was very brave to share this story and I'm glad it is out there. I just wish it ended as great as it began: without cliched storylines, with deep real individual characters and without the nearly perfect "happily ever after".