From Tracie: -Greater Love by Robert Whitlow

Sunday, April 04, 2010

-Greater Love by Robert Whitlow

Greater Love by Robert Whitlow is the story of Tami, a woman who is facing some very big decisions.  She has a choice between a new start-up law firm and a large, established one.  There is also the decision between two men, both of whom want to marry her.  In the midst of all of this, she has a new client, Jessie, who is being less than truthful with her and this case turns into something bigger than Tami ever would have imagined.   Through all of this, Tami is being taught about a love greater than herself or her feelings, what sacrifice is all about and how to follow the will of the Lord.
I thought this book was okay.  The storyline is interesting, and the author put a lot of twists and turns in there that kept me wanting to find out what would happen next.  This book has two distinct parts, the first part is Tami as a lawyer trying to make it without compromising her beliefs, balancing her work life and her private life, helping a difficult client, and getting to the bottom of the mystery the client is involved in.  That was the part I enjoyed.

The second part is all about Tami's very perfect family, her courtship, and her friendship with Sister Dabney.
The character of Sister Dabney must be discussed.  She is gifted in prophecy, and while this in itself doesn't bother me, I found the way the author treated her gift to be extra-Biblical.  In fact, I would say that it almost came off a little bit "hocus-pocusy".  She had all these different colored rocking chairs at her house that she would have people sit in and they would receive messages from the Lord, but it all seemed more tied to the color of the chair and its placement in the room than on anything God was doing.  Tami treated her less like a prophet and more like a psychic, calling her to see if someone was going to die, or if she knew where a missing girl was, and at one point she even says that Sister Dabney can read her thoughts.  I would have enjoyed the book better if it had stuck to the first part.
Thank you Thomas Nelson for providing a free copy of this book for me to read.

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