Item description for Quaker Summer (Women of Faith Fiction) by Lisa Samson...
Overview When Heather Reeves wrecks her Suburban outside Baltimore, Maryland, two Quaker spinsters come to her rescue. Inspired by their radical lives, Heather experiences a summer of awakening and grace in this A Women of Faith( novel.
Sometimes you have to go a little bit crazy to discover the life you were meant to live.
Heather Curridge is coming unhinged. And people are starting to notice. What's wrong with a woman who has everything--a mansion on a lake, a loving son, a heart-surgeon husband--yet still feels miserable inside?
When Heather spends the summer with two ancient Quaker sisters and a crusty nun running a downtown homeless shelter, she finds herself at a crossroads. Life turns upside down for Heather in a "Quaker Summer."
"One of the most powerful voices in Christian fiction, Samson delivers ...a staggering examination of the Christian conscience."
" "-"Publishers Weekly"
By Lisa Samson
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From Publishers Weekly One of the most powerful voices in Christian fiction, Samson delivers what seems, on the surface, to be just another Christian women's novel, but in reality is a staggering examination of the Christian conscience. Like most Samson heroines, Heather Curridge is a woman in crisis. Outwardly, her life seems idyllic: she has an unusually handsome, successful and loving husband, a child she adores and the most beautiful home she could imagine. Inwardly, however, she is falling apart, overcome by the idea that this comfortable, affluent life is keeping her from God's will. With the help of several older, wiser Christians, her patient family and her two best friends, Heather comes to some painful conclusions about her past and future. Samson's unflinching exploration of childhood bullying, as well as inner-city poverty and drug culture, are rivaled only by her portrayal of the soul-desiccating acquisitiveness in which many Christians engage, often in a misguided attempt to numb both their heartache and their awareness of God's potentially life-upending plans. Unlike many Christian novelists, Samson does not tidily resolve every single problem her heroine faces, but instead paints an emotionally and spiritually luminous portrait of a soul beckoned by God. Copyright 2007 Publishers Weekly.
Awards and Recognitions Quaker Summer (Women of Faith Fiction) by Lisa Samson has received the following awards and recognitions -
Christian Book Award - 2008 Finalist - Fiction category
Citations And Professional Reviews Quaker Summer (Women of Faith Fiction) by Lisa Samson has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Publishers Weekly - 01/22/2007 page 161
Romantic Times - 02/01/2007 page 70
Publishers Weekly Best Books - 11/05/2007 page 35
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Studio: Thomas Nelson
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.55" Width: 5.5" Height: 0.75" Weight: 0.74 lbs.
Release Date Mar 1, 2007
Publisher Thomas Nelson
Series Women of Faith Fiction
ISBN 1595542078 ISBN13 9781595542076 UPC 020049131596
Availability 0 units.
More About Lisa Samson
Lisa Samsonis the author of more than a dozen novels, including the Christy Award-winning Songbird, the critically acclaimed"Women s Intuition"and"Tiger Lillie."Her other titles include"The Church Ladies"and"The Living End."Lisa also serves as worship leader at her local church and volunteers as a creative writing instructor. She and her husband live with their three children in Maryland."
Lisa Samson currently resides in the state of Virginia. Lisa Samson was born in 1964.
Reviews - What do customers think about Quaker Summer?
Disappointment Aug 19, 2008
With all the wonderful reviews of this book and the fact that it was awarded Women of Faith Novel of the Year, I had high hopes. However, I was sadly disappointed. This book was SO slow! I have better things that I could be doing and other books I could be reading without wasting my time on a book that seems to go nowhere.
Great SUMMER Read Jun 23, 2008
I hardly ever read fiction, but this one intrigued me. I heard it was life-changing for many readers, but since my life was in a ministry transition as it is, I simply related. It's about life, stuff and purpose. It asks questions we all need to find answers for. It made me laugh and cry. It made me more ready to serve the sick, not just hang out with the healthy. I liked the title and it made for a relaxing summer read.
An Amazing Book Jun 2, 2008
Lisa Samson has quickly become one of my all-time favorite authors. In this book, Heather, the main character, is a well-to-do shopaholic with a terrific kid and married to a handsome surgeon who is nuts about her. She lives in a house that most people only dream of, furnished with the best of everything. On the surface, life is grand. But are all the `things' merely anesthetic for a pain too deep to be faced? In order to find the peace to move ahead, she must confront her own shameful past. To do that, she finds help from some unlikely sources - among them a nun, and a couple of ancient Quaker women.
Quaker Summer is one of those books that captivates you so deeply and draws you into the story so masterfully that you can't put it down. It changed the way I think - about a lot of things. It's beautifully written, and full of so much wisdom I wanted to grab my highlighter as I read. I challenge you to read this book and not come away changed. It's never preachy (I detest preachy books), but the message is powerful and profound. Samson spins a wonderful tale with strength and skill.
quaker summer Mar 9, 2008
I thought it was an excellent book for our book club as it had many thought provoking episodes to recall.
Amazing! Feb 27, 2008
This book is among the best I've ever read! Samson's characters are real, down to their doubts and spending habits. This book is not only entertaining, it is convicting. If you want a book that will open your eyes and change your life, read this one!