1. From This Moment: A Novel
    Kim Vogel Sawyer
    WaterBrook / 2021 / Trade Paperback
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    4.4 out of 5 stars for From This Moment: A Novel. View reviews of this product. 39 Reviews
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  1. AEASand
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Explores a Scope of Love, Longing, and Belonging
    February 19, 2021
    AEASand
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Family is the root from which From This Moment by Kim Vogel Sawyer grows. Jase Edgar thought he finally had the family for which he had longed, until his fiance died. Running from the memories and the loss, he uproots from San Antonio to take a youth minister position in Kansas. Maybe ministering to the youth in the small church will also minister to his hurting heart and shaky faith. But how can he minister to them when he's not so confident in God anymore?

    New church custodian Lori Fowler has her eye on the new youth minister, but how could he ever notice her? Her strained relationship with her father and tendency to emote through a rollercoaster relationship with food have destroyed her confidence. But Lori's friend Kenzie needs both Lori and Jase to help her find the owner of a ring that she has found, and the Lord's hand is undeniable in the way relationships are restored and repaired along the way.

    Kim Vogel Sawyer explores a scope of love, longing, and belonging in From This Moment that speaks to everyone on some level. Jase's longing for a partner in life and a family, Lori's longing for restoration of her relationship with her father and for the strength to overcome destructive food relationships, and Kenzie's urge to return to her Amish family and share God's grace through Christ with them. This is a story that will resonate with the reader long after the story ends.

    Thank you to the author and the publisher for allowing me a copy to read and review. All opinions are my own and are completely genuine.
  2. LGHudson
    Mississippi
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: Female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    DELIGHTFUL!
    March 2, 2021
    LGHudson
    Mississippi
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: Female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    This is a wonderful inspirational book that demonstrates how God works in, around, over, through, because of and in spite of ALL our circumstances! It is the story of three young adults who find themselves in the same small church in Kansas. It was one of those friendships that was God ordained, for such a time as this. They are three souls who have been battered by circumstances in their pasts but each are diligently working on a closer personal relationship with God. Jase is the youth minister who is dealing with his own doubts about Gods goodness after losing his fiancee in a tragic accident. Lori is the newly appointed church custodian with no self worth and terrible relationship with her father and compensates by overeating. Their friend Kenzie has left the Amish world and has come to live among believers. She is feeling very convicted to return to her family and share the Gospel but has to come up with a financial plan for a bus ticket.

    Sawyer weaves a beautiful story of redemption in the lives of all three of these characters through an unlikely set of circumstances. Even though each of her characters has major flaws, she draws on their strengths and allows them to work together for a common goal and in the end, they each come away with a renewed faith. Also, Sawyer allows the characters to question God in some things and shows how God brings the right people in your life to encourage you and mentor you. I particularly enjoyed this book as I have worked in some type of youth ministry for the past 45 years.

    I was provided a complimentary copy of this book by WaterBrook Publishers. The opinions expressed here are completely my own and without influence.
  3. Nannie2
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    You are never Alone
    February 28, 2021
    Nannie2
    A book that was touching and inspirational. A story that moved me greatly. Jase was heartbroken. He questioned his faith after experiencing a loss. He accepted a job as a youth minister in a small town. This move changed not only his life but also Kenzie's and Lori's.

    The main characters all had to learn how to emotionally deal with their pasts. Everyone is different in how they handle loss or grief. Some find unhealthy ways to deal with their pain. This can lead to very serious consequences.

    The book had some unexpected twists and turns which made the ending not as I expected it to. I loved it!!

    A few Bible passages came to me as I read this book.

    Isaiah 43:2

    When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze.

    Romans 8:28, "And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose." (NIV)

    I received this book from WaterBrook & Multnomah to give a honest review.
  4. Helen M
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: Female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Wonderful Contemporary Christian Romance
    February 25, 2021
    Helen M
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: Female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    From this moment by Kim Vogel Sawyer is a contemporary Christian romance story with such good messages. Kenzie has left the Amish community and is working in a fabric store. In her spare time she weaves items to donate to missions. He boss's sister has sent her a large box of clothing to use for her weaving and in one of the item's pocket is a ring. Despite putting a notice on social media, no one has been able to fully describe the ring.

    Lori works with Kenzie in the fabric shop and often gives her rides to church and social gatherings. When the shop suffers financially, Lori volunteers to go part time and take a cleaning position at their church.

    Jase has recently moved to town to be the church's youth pastor and to help out the elderly pastor. Jase is recovering from losing his fiance and is struggling to move on. When searching his memento box, he realizes her ring is missing, thinking one of his youth may have taken it, he reports it to law enforcement.

    This is a touching story of three young adults who are all struggling with loss in one way or another. It is an enjoyable story to read and see how the three help each other . This story touches on topics of mourning loss, eating disorders and wanting to lead others to the Lord. Basically this is a very good clean story with just touches of deep friendship and young romance. I liked the discussion questions in the back of the book, especially where do you see these people a year from now. Does this hint at a follow up for Kenzie? I hope so.

    I voluntarily received a complementary ebook of this story from WaterBrook Multnomah from NetGalley. This is my honest review.
  5. RobbyeFaye
    Anniston, AL
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Inspirational
    February 24, 2021
    RobbyeFaye
    Anniston, AL
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    From This Moment, by Kim Vogel Sawyer, is one of my favorite books written by her. I love how Vogel can write so many different types of stories.

    There are three main characters in this contemporary novel. Jase Edgar is the new Youth Minister at a small-town Kansas church, Beech Street Bible Fellowship. Lori Fowler is a spunky young woman drawn quite strongly to Jase, who volunteers to help with the youth and works as the church custodian. In addition, there is Kenzie Stetler, a young woman who left the Amish faith for life in Wichita, Kansas.

    It was interesting to read a story about an Amish woman who has left the faith. Usually, you read about someone becoming Amish, or they remain in the faith.

    Vogel has a fantastic way of drawing you into a story, making you want to meet the characters, and never leave!

    Vogel gives each person real-to-life problems to overcome or deal with, making the story so much more relatable. Jase is struggling with his faith, wondering if God is really there. Lori struggles with emotional eating, speaking without thinking and problems with her father. Kenzie realizes how some of her choices might affect her family and grapples with how to reconcile her feelings.

    Rich in optimism, hopefulness and faith, From This Moment, will resonate in your heart, leaving you thinking about it for a long time.

    I received From This Moment from Waterbrook through NetGalley. However, I was under no obligation to post a review.
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