Sunday, June 11, 2006
Stacy Hawkins Adams' Nothing but the Right Thing~Reviewed
Nothing but the Right Thing
By: Stacy Hawkins Adams
Published by: Revell
Life seems sweet for Serena McDaniels. She has a handsome husband, a beautiful home, and a job she loves.
But there are two things she can’t get out of her mind—the children she craves and a best friend trapped in an abusive marriage. With two miscarriages already, Serena’s not sure her dream of motherhood will ever come true. She can’t help her friend, Erika, leave Elliot behind without jeopardizing her own safety. And she watches helplessly as her husband, Micah, struggles for answers to a personal dilemma.
Can Serena trust God to lead her life and the lives of her loved ones—no matter what?
Stacy Hawkins Adams addresses the hard-core non-fiction of real life in her fictional novel, Nothing but the Right Thing. Her real character’s struggle with real problems demonstrates the need we all have for God’s guidance through the junk life so often presents.
As a pastor’s wife, I easily related to Serena and Micah. I praise God we’ve never been voted out of a church, but we know pastors who have. Standing in obedience to God can get tough, but those who do are blessed by Him. Micah shows us that humility and integrity are honorable if not always popular. His wife, Serena, refuses to put on airs and recognizes her own spiritual shortcomings. Like Micah, her heart is for God, and she obeys even when her greatest desire becomes her greatest sacrifice.
Serena’s best friend, Erika, discovers that God loves her enough to pick up the pieces of her broken life and put them back together in such a way that the end result is a life filled with creativity and joy.
Nothing but the Right Thing inspires faith, hope and a renewed passion for God’s calling.
Reviewed by Terri Thompson