Item description for Showers in Season (Times and Seasons #2) by Beverly LaHaye & Terri Blackstock...
Overview The residents of Cedar Circle cope with life's dramas, as the Sullivans face the upcoming birth of a Down Syndrome child and the Dodds recover from their son's illness.
On the quiet cul-de-sac of Cedar Circle, where neighbors are close friends, fierce winds of circumstance threaten to sweep one couple away. Their Down s Syndrome pregnancy is shattering news for Tory and Barry Sullivan, but the option Barry proposes is abhorrent to Tory. It will take a wisdom and strength greater than their own to carry them through. That, and the encouragement only a loving, close-knit community can provide. Over kitchen counters and across the miles, the women of Cedar Circle lend their support to Tory and to each other as all of them face their personal struggles, heartaches, and joys. Shining with bright faith and friendship that illumine the stormiest night, Showers in Season explores the junction of life s realities, the cost of obedience, the power of relationships, and the promises of God."
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.62" Width: 5.42" Height: 1.09" Weight: 0.8 lbs.
Release Date Aug 5, 2001
Publisher Zondervan Publishing
Series Times and Seasons
Series Number 2
ISBN 0310242967 ISBN13 9780310242963
Availability 0 units.
More About Beverly LaHaye & Terri Blackstock
Beverly LaHaye, who has been married to Tim LaHaye for nearly 60 years and has four grown children, founded Concerned Women for America to protect and promote biblical values for women and families. She has led CWA to become the largest women's organization in America. Mrs. LaHaye has authored eight books and coauthored seven more, and she currently serves on the boards of Liberty University, Childcare, Intl., and the International Right to Life Federation.
Beverly LaHaye currently resides in Palm Springs Atlanta, in the state of California.
Beverly LaHaye has published or released items in the following series...
Reviews - What do customers think about Showers in Season?
Terri Blackstock and Beverly LaHaye have a winner! Jan 23, 2007
Excellent Excellent Excellent Book. Not so heavenly minded as to be any earthly good. Just a solid Christian community and the struggles the residents face. Real life. Real people. Real problems. And a very real faith in Jesus who helps them through. Loved the book!
Struggles With Children With Disabilities Nov 19, 2005
Each of the books, while continuing the stories of all four families, has a particular focus on one family in each of the books. This one paid special attention to Tory and Barry who have two children, a boy and a girl.
Tory and Barry unexpectedly discover that their third child is along the way. Their world suddenly changes when they find, due to testing during the pregnancy, that the baby has Down's Syndrome. Both are thrown into a tailspin.
Tory comes to accept this even though she has concerns, but Barry, who has a brother with severe autism, does not. He can only envision a child who will be miserable and not contribute anything in this world. He recalls different times in his childhood where having his brother around brought him pain. His brother is still being cared for by his widowed mother. All Barry sees is that Nathan just sits there and whistles whatever tune he last heard, while staring off somewhere.
Barry, an ardent pro-life supporter in the past, brings the unspeakable thought to Tory; he wants her to have an abortion. Tory is caught unprepared that her husband would even think such a thing, let alone continually pressure her to have it done and she loses the respect she once had for him. Things become quite tense and communication breaks down with Barry sleeping in the basement and coming home late all the time.
I loved how the authors handled this. One of them has a relative with Down's Syndrome. One thing I've appreciated with these books is that they have shown the characters as being real- with real faults and struggles and victories. The struggle Barry has in his mind is a very difficult one and yet when he finally allows it, God is able to speak to him and show him that his brother's life has not been as he thought.
I'd recommend this to any family who has a member who is disabled in some way. And to those who do not, so they will gain a little insight.
A real testimony to life Mar 11, 2005
This book is wonderful in so many ways. First, the characters and situations are so real and powerful. But it is the Sullivans' situation that really hits on the important issue of life in our country. It has everyone facing their own souls and asking whether they would have been Barry or Tory in the same situation. It is a book I would recommend to everyone.
Even better than the first one!! Aug 4, 2001
I thought that LaHaye and Blackstock would never be able to duplicate and certainly not be able to top the writing in the 1st book of this series. How wrong I was!! This book is even better than the first! I can now relate even more to the characters of Cedar Circle, and I feel like they are my best friends. I can hardly wait to turn each page so I can find out what happens next. I am anxiously awaiting the opportunity to read the 3rd book, because I know I won't be disappointed.
just like real life Jan 21, 2001
I found this book by accident, and I loved it. I rarely cry at a book, but this one brough the tears. It was so real. I have friendships like the ones the women in the book did. The characters were real people- they struggled, made mistakes, and dealt with anger and pride and personal weaknesses.
A lot of the time I felt like the messages and advice in the book was for me, not just for the character who needed to hear it. I highly recommend this book to everyone.