A small-town waitress dreams of a new life, and a runaway kid tests a dangerous new friendship. When their paths intersect, will prayer be enough to prevent disaster? 342 pages, softcover.
Annie and Cal McFay live a normal life with their eight-year-old daughter Avi in Steadfast, Kansas. Until another man comes into Annie's life - Jesus Christ. She tries to explain to Cal and Avi the difference Jesus has made in everything, but Cal isn't willing to "give in" to God and change his way of life. He gives Annie the ultimatum: Choose Jesus or me. Then the family is taken hostage by thieves. Negotiations get desperate. Annie can't let Cal risk his life for them, not when his salvation is uncertain. The situation comes to a climax, and the whole town of Steadfast is left to make sense of the ultimate sacrifice...
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Reviewed by Sharon Slate
(Carthage, NY), September 18, 2009
An excellent story about being unequally yoked. The author seems to know about this issue, whether from research or personal experience, and addresses it in a warm, caring and sensitive way. I would recommend this book to anyone dealing with Christian/non-Christian marriages.
Reviewed by Hannah Martin
(Arcadia, CA), June 04, 2009
I really enjoyed this book because it showed how a woman who had come to God struggled through doubting and being misunderstood by her husband, an unbeliever, and had come out on top. She changed the lives of those around her and showed others the true meaning of the well known verse, "No one has greater love than this, to lay down one's life for one's friends."Write a review of The Ultimatum, Steadfast Series #2