Wednesday, September 20, 2006

CFBA: Something that Lasts by James David Jordon

Well friends it's time for another blog tour for the Christian Fiction Blog Alliance. This week we're reviewing Something That Lasts published by Integrity, May 2006.

It is the first novel written by James David Jordan.To quote James, "I was tired of Hollywood and the popular press treating adultry like a harmless frolic, while Something That Lasts is a positive, hopeful book, it also paints a realistic picture of the devastating impact that adultery has on families and children."

The main character of the novel is David Parst, a gifted preacher with a knack for marketing. His innovations propelled his little church to regional prominence. At the age of 42, he had been named one of the fifty most influential leaders in the area.

Everybody had something to say about this man, including Ted Balik, who rose during a Sunday evening service and pointed a finger. "The Bible says, 'Those who sin are to be rebuked publicly...That's why I'm here tonight to rebuke the biggest sinner of all: our own preacher!"

And with a temptation in a moment of weakness, that single bad choice, David Parst leaves a trail of ruined lives, a scandalized community, and his wife, Sarah, and son, Jack, destroyed.

Shattered and separated, the Parsts embark on a quest to regain their faith, their hope and their family.

Jordan uses a very interesting tool in this book. The background of baseball and its rules serve as a metaphor for the fundamental principles of faith. The family's enjoyment of the game...and their pursuit of something that lasts...leads them to discover that faith is all they ultimately need.

This review written by Bonnie S. Calhoun.


Rulan said...

Looks like a book to touch hearts.

The Curmudgeon's Rant said...

This was a great book!

audrey` said...

Hi Mimi
Thank you for sharing =)

Anonymous said...

Hi Mimi~ Ths looks like a great book
about thing in life that should stand.
Thanks for your comments on my blog, andit is nice to meet you. Glad you enjoyed the post. Steve Irwin took too many risks with his life, but was so sincere about conservation and saving the animals.The saddest thing for me is that Terri, Bindi and Bob have to live their lives without him. And that brave little 8 year old girl Bindi reading a tribute to her Dad really got to me, and I keep seeing it
over and over. Take care Mimi, Merle.

Wren said...

Hey, Mimi! Long time no see. Yeah, I know. I've been busy over the summer. Anyway, I'm hoping to get back into the swing of things as far as blogging goes this fall.

Thanks for your comment on my review. I worried that it might be harsh, but I think I need to stop worrying about such things, and just do it.

Jean-Luc Picard said...

This looks a great book.

Fred said...

Book? Heck, I can barely keep my head above water with all the stuff going on. But, it I were to start a new one, this looks like a winner.

m.e. tobey (pearson) said...

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i was raised in miami, florida. father was from small towns in georgia.

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Kimber said...

Love the book reviews - if I was a writer - I would be thrilled to have my book bio on your blog :)

Miss ya! Thinkin of ya - and have to say - that I just love the pic of you and Bonnie - so fun~!! Love it!

Hope all is well with ya girly!