Item description for Jumping in Sunset by Dawn Ringling...
Overview "Pam, I'm leaving you." Just like that---on the evening of his 46th birthday---Pam's "perfect" churchgoing husband, Paul, walks out of her life. The next day, she finds he's already filed divorce papers and bought a house with a woman from their congregation. After a betrayal like this, can Pam ever trust God---or people---again?
Publishers Description Divorce is not just a fact in Christian circles, it's a common occurrence. Yet most Christian fiction dealing with marital struggles insists that reconciliation is always possible. Jumping in Sunset shows how God's abundant love works through situations where the neat, accepted answers don't. Meet Pamela Thornton, who has a comfortable faith, a twenty-year marriage, and a solid relationship with her college-bound daughter - when her husband announces he's leaving her to marry another woman. Slowly, Pamela learns to understand and experience God within the impossible truth that her marriage has come to an end.
Citations And Professional Reviews Jumping in Sunset by Dawn Ringling has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Romantic Times - 12/01/2003 page 93
Publishers Weekly - 10/20/2003 page 37
Library Journal - 11/01/2003 page 66
Christian Retailing - 11/10/2003 page 24
CBA Retailers - 12/01/2003 page 43
Booklist - 01/01/2004 page 819
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Studio: Multnomah Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.24" Width: 5.21" Height: 1.12" Weight: 0.8 lbs.
Release Date Nov 6, 2003
Publisher Multnomah Books
ISBN 1590522273 ISBN13 9781590522271
Availability 0 units.
More About Dawn Ringling
Dawn Ringling graduated from Biola University in 1985 with a degree in communications/creative writing. She was born a writer, in fact, she barely knew her ABCs when she scribbled her first stories and poems on the back of church bulletins, grocery lists, grocery lists, and any other scratch paper she could find! Until 1990, she was manager of publications for Biola, where she helped to develop a fledging advertising department into an award-winning producer of college promotional and alumni materials. A mother of three and full-time writer, Dawn lives in Minnesota where, in her free time, she and her family spend summers at their lake cabin and winters skiing and skating and truly embracing the beauty of the Midwest.
Dawn Ringling currently resides in the state of Minnesota.
Reviews - What do customers think about Jumping in Sunset?
One of the worst books I've ever read... Aug 11, 2008
I seriously think I must have read a different book than all of the other people who rated this. The only thing that kept me reading was the fact that I never leave a book unfinished. I did end up flipping through it pretty quickly though so that I could move on the something more interesting. The story seemed to be at a stand still the whole time; it went NOWHERE. It was totally boring and a complete waste of time!
genuine and thought provoking Mar 28, 2004
Jumping in Sunset is a very good read: well-written storyline, characters that are real & interesting, and an ending that is not pat "Christian-ese". Not necessarily spouting answers, this author ably explores the pain and real issues of infidelity & divorce. A must read for those who like a good story and for those who like to grow & be challenged along with the characters whose story they are reading.
Best Book I Ever Read! Jan 21, 2004
This novel was so realistic, I feel as if I know the characters In fact, I was married to a man who was so much like Paul in this book that it was difficult, at first, to read. But I couldn't put it down! Ms. Ringling knows her stuff and has an amazing way of telling a story that many of us have lived through and have wanted to have told. Please write more!
Jumping and liking it! Jan 13, 2004
Dawn Ringling has done an amazing job of describing the emotions that often seem indescribable dealing with divorce. She not only makes the reader understand the pain, lonliness, embarrassment, grief, and depression of the main character abandoned after nineteen years, but she also makes you think out of the box as to the perspective of the husband, daughter, friends, and associates. Few are left untouched when divorce rips through a family. Though the subject seems dismal, there is hope and love written thoughout the text. The book is hard to put down. I'm looking forward to more work from Dawn Ringling.
Up and Coming Genius Nov 24, 2003
Ringling is an amazing writer and deals with a difficult subject with panache and sensitivity to BOTH sides of the divorce issue. As far as I can tell, this is the first time an author of Christian fiction has dealt with the painful reality of divorce without reconciliation. I couldn't put it down. When will we see more of this author?