Of Stillness and Storm

of stillness and storm
  • Author: Michele Phoenix
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson
  • Print Length: 336 pages
  • Release Date: December 6, 2016
  • I Rate it:    
  • GenreChristian
  • Purchase on Amazon

Book Summary

“I felt torn between two worlds. Each with its own mystery. One more captivating than the other, but the other more real and breathing.”

It took Lauren and her husband ten years to achieve their dream—reaching primitive tribes in remote regions of Nepal. But while Sam treks into the Himalayas for weeks at a time, finding passion and purpose in his work among the needy, Lauren and Ryan stay behind, their daily reality more taxing than inspiring. For them, what started as a calling begins to feel like the family’s undoing.

At the peak of her isolation and disillusion, a friend from Lauren’s past enters her life again. But as her communication with Aidan intensifies, so does the tension of coping with the present while reengaging with the past. It’s thirteen-year-old Ryan who most keenly bears the brunt of her distraction.

Intimate and bold, Of Stillness and Storm weaves profound dilemmas into a tale of troubled love and honorable intentions gone awry.

<h2><span class="wrap"><span class="inner">About The Author</span></span></h2>

Born in France to a Canadian father and an American mother, Michèle Phoenix is a consultant, writer and speaker with a heart for Third Culture Kids. She taught for 20 years at Black Forest Academy (Germany) before launching her own advocacy venture under Global Outreach Mission. Michèle travels globally to consult and teach on topics related to this unique people group. She loves good conversations, mischievous students, Marvel movies and paths to healing.

 Michèle Phoenix

Book Review by Bree Herron

Sometimes our faith takes us to the ends of the earth, each moment is planned by his will if we allow it. Of Stillness and Storm brings the reader to Nepal and missionary work. Each character is well thought out and determined to show the different struggles and joys of such work.

Lauren is a missionary, more of wife to man wanting to bring his whole being to Nepal. Their son is struggling, and their marriage is strained. Life isn’t how she thought it would be. Until she is able to go back down memory lane with Aiden, a dear friend. The struggles as a woman, are blaring like a horn in Lauren’s mind. She is struggling to feel whole and struggling to find sparks of joy. She finds moments of comfort in conversation with dear friends, but her walk with God is straying far from the path. A tragic moment with her son, makes Lauren face her darkest feelings.

This book makes the reader see many different relationships with God. The struggles of missionary life, and the strain one’s path can put when forced on others. I relished in reading this book. Not for the pain of the characters but for their individual strengths and moments of clarity. The peace of mind that God has unique plans for us all, came to me with reading this book. It was breath-taking in moments and swirling with hope.

I Rate it
Please join the conversation and comment below. Have you read… If so what did you think/like?
**DISCLAIMER: I was provided an opportunity to read this book as an Advanced Reader Copy in return for a fair and honest review.

Professional Reader Affiliates

NetGalley Professional Reader Frequently Auto-Approved 200 Book Reviews 2016 NetGalley Challenge Reviews Published Great Escape Tour Host BethanyHouse Blogger Reviewer

Peruse My Other Reviews

  • Christy
  • A Dream of Death
  • Love Again, Live Again
  • A Song Unheard
  • A Secret Courage
  • A Magical Match
  • Buyer, Beware
  • Summer on Sunset Ridge
  • Top 12 Cozy Authors to Watch in 2017
  • Murder at Archly Manor
  • Solve by Christmas
  • Minding the Light
  • Confound It
  • Someplace Familiar
  • Highlands
  • The Saturday Night Supper Club
  • The Star: Movie Promotion
  • Secrets and Pies
  • Lethal Lifestyles by LynDee Walker - Great Escape
  • New Year's Revolutions
  • Love’s Harvest
  • Shadow Girl
  • Chasing the Wind
  • A Composition in Murder
  • Author Interview:Ellen Byron
  • Shakespeare's Witch
  • Prayer Warrior Confessions
  • Hitting the Books
  • Duel for Christmas
  • Revealed
  • Author Spotlight—Terri Wangard
  • The Study Bible for Women: NKJV Edition
  • Author Spotlight—Cathe Swanson
  • Murder's No Votive Confidence
  • Meddlin' Madeline—Sweet on You
  • Running

Affiliate Disclosure

I am grateful to be of service and bring you content free of charge. In order to do this, please note that when you click links and purchase items, in most (not all) cases I will receive a referral commission. Your support in purchasing through these links supplements the costs of keeping my website up and running, and is very much appreciated!

0 Comments

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Subscribe to Get My Latest Book Reviews

Join my mailing list to receive the latest and greatest delivered right to your inbox.

You have successfully subscribed! Please check your email to confirm your subscription.

Share This