About the Book
Title: Breath of Heaven
Author: Alana Terry
Genre: Contemporary Christian Fiction
Release Date: December 9, 2017
She hasn’t fallen out of love with her husband. She just can’t stand his church. Nobody told Katrina being a pastor’s wife would be easy. But she never imagined that the stress she and her husband would face from his new job could so easily destroy their marriage. In spite of her mother’s disapproval, Katrina marries a pastor whose job immediately plucks her away from her music, her symphony, and the city life she loves and plants her in the small town of Orchard Grove, Washington. If she knew going into her new life that she’d be sacrificing her music career for a congregation full of gossips and backbiters and that the pressure of her husband’s new job would turn him into someone she hardly recognizes anymore, she might have reconsidered marrying him in the first place. Unfortunately, it’s too late to do anything about that now. Or is it?
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Wow did I feel Katrina's heart- I mean I really felt it. Dealing with infertility and having some positions of leadership in the church drew me to Katrina's character. Reading this book for someone who may not be in a leadership position in the church will really open your eyes to the struggles especially a pastor's wife goes through and reminds you that they're human too and need your love, encouragement, and grace more than anything. No church is perfect, and no person is perfect, but we can all be committed to allowing the Lord to work in our lives, and minister to our pastor's and pastor's families as much as they minister to us. I felt the guilt and timidness that Katrina felt because I tend to be very much that way about every little thing in my life. Sorrow in our life is meant to be shared and born together as Christians, and also something I tend to keep private and so never heal from just like Katrina. Katrina's situation of looking for love from somewhere and becoming steeped in depression because she feels cornered on every side is one that shows us how much we need the Lord every day. This book reminded me of our desperate need for the Lord, how no situation is as hopeless as it seems, that depression is a real struggle and very spiritual most of the time, and how we can't find true satisfaction in any person or anything. Satan can use our best intentions against us when we look for our strength and satisfaction from anything or any person besides the Lord. Our help comes from the Lord alone! Any Christian could read this book and glean from it. Don't miss out!
I received a complimentary copy of this book, and all opinions given are my own.
About the Author
Alana is a pastor’s wife, homeschooling mom, self-diagnosed chicken lady, and Christian suspense author. Her novels have won awards from Women of Faith, Book Club Network, Grace Awards, Readers’ Favorite, and more. Alana’s passion for social justice, human rights, and religious freedom shines through her writing, and her books are known for raising tough questions without preaching. She and her family live in rural Alaska where the northern lights in the winter and midnight sun in the summer make hauling water, surviving the annual mosquito apocalypse, and cleaning goat stalls in negative forty degrees worth every second.
Guest Post from Alana Terry
I used to think being a pastor’s wife would be glamorous. Now I know better!
Although I’ve loved the different churches where my husband has been called to serve, being a couple in full-time ministry can definitely take its toll on a marriage.
Breath of Heaven is a novel in my Orchard Grove Christian women’s fiction series, which deals with real-life couples facing real-life issues. In Breath of Heaven, two newlyweds are thrown into the world of church politics, and the honeymoon period is quickly over.
I wrote this novel to give an inside peek at what it’s like if you’ve never been a pastor’s wife as well as to offer some hope and encouragement to women who know the stress of being married to someone in full-time ministry.
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