Thursday, September 3, 2015

Book Review-Amongst the Flames by T.K. Chapin


Amongst the Flames
By:  T.K. Chapin
Publisher:  Branch Publishing

Life for Cole Taylor and his wife, Megan by most standards would appear to be typical or normal.  However, Cole continued his “single” life-style even after marriage and family responsibility.  He felt because he worked hard, he was entitled to the “guy’s night out” even if it were several times in one week.  He seemingly hadn’t figured out that marriage and family responsibility is a partnership and was completely shocked when Megan packed up their two sons and left.  Cole also knew that his father-in-law and boss didn’t care for him but didn’t realize just how deeply that dislike went until after he was hurt during a fire rescue and Megan left him.  It was when he tried to get Cole fired from his job, Cole  knew then just how badly things really were.  Megan was not without her faults.  She didn’t try to communicate her needs to Cole.

Will they be able to get their lives back on track?   Will saying “I’m sorry” be enough to cover their problems?  Will Cole and his father-in-law be able to let God work in their lives?  You will find the answers to those questions and more as you turn the pages of this beautifully written book of inspiration.

Although “Amongst the Flames’” storyline is about the events in the life of a fireman, Chapin candidly looks at how events in a marriage can easily catapult from smoldering to a raging inferno of hurt, betrayal, guilt and distrust if left untreated.  Although the Taylor’s situation is not unique, their approach to healing makes it unique.  Time and again with the help of Cole’s co-worker and best friend, Micah, he reminds Cole that God is ever-ready to intercede if Cole is willing to let Him. 

This book is about forgiveness, trust, love and second chances.  It teaches how to “walk the walk” instead of “talk the walk” and how to put action behind the words, “I’m sorry, I forgive and I trust”.  Even though it is about a marital situation the steps to healing and forgiveness can be applied to any situation.

Once again Chapin has written another book that not only has touched my heart but has also reached deeply into my soul with healing and hope.

Disclosure: I was given a copy of this eBook by the author, T.K. Chapin, for an honest review.   I was not required to write a favorable review nor was I compensated for my review. The opinions in this review are my own.

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