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Ryan Alexander-Coe is a talented photojournalist who has been on assignment all over the world. But when her two sons choose to live with their father after her divorce, Ryan must give her career up for a small-town newspaper job in order to be near them.
Life spirals out of control when her fifteen-year-old son is arrested. Desperation--both over the fact that she cannot believe her son commited this crime and that he refuses to talk to her--sends her anger level soaring . . . and eventually sends her storming into Dr. Sullivan Crisp's office in search of ways to cope with her anger. Sully is in town assisting at one of his clinics and continuing his search for Belinda Cox, the woman whose guilt-inducing counseling caused the death of his wife and daughter. When Sully's search ends in disaster, both he and Ryan will have to fully rely on God--rather than themselves--to survive these storms.
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Vendor: Thomas Nelson
Publication Date: 2009
Series: Sullivan Crisp
Her life was spinning out of control. A mix of anger and emptiness defined her. Desperate for true peace, she headed to a place of rest - the healing sands.
Ryan Coe feels lost - her marriage is over, her kids are living with their dad, her God-life is silent, and her patience is practically non-existent. To top it off, her once exciting job as a photojournalist has been reduced to taking pictures of enchilada festivals and B-level actors. But when she arrives at the scene of a crime and sees her son's face through her zoom lens, her world crashes. Her only mission - to find out who really did this and why they framed her.
But before she can help anyone. Ryan's got to get her anger in check. She turns to Sullivan Crisp's Healing Choices clinic, but even that doesn't go according to plan. Quirky and unusual don't even begin to describe Sully and she soon realizes that he isn't the quick-fix therapist she was hoping for. Between his unorthodox counseling and a group of women who are the first real friends she's had in a long time, Ryan begins to realize it's not control she's for, but something much more powerful.
Nancy Rue has written over 100 books for girls, is the editor of the Faithgirlz Bible, and is a popular speaker and radio guest with her expertise in tween and teen issues. She and husband, Jim, have raised a daughter of their own and now live in Tennessee.
Stephen Arterburn is a New York Times bestselling author with more than eight million books in print. He most recently toured with Women of Faith, which he founded in 1995. Arterburn founded New Life Treatment Centers as a company providing Christian counseling and treatment in secular psychiatric hospitals. He also began "New Life Ministries", producing the number-one Christian counseling radio talk show, New Life Live, with an audience of more than three million. He and his wife Misty live near Indianapolis.
HersheyreaderHershey, PA5 Stars Out Of 5A great book!August 31, 2011HersheyreaderHershey, PAQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This is the 3rd book in the Sullivan Crisp novel series. I would suggest reading them in order as some of the storylines would be hard to pick up in Book 3 alone, but I do know of some friends that started with this book and still enjoyed it. I love Sully Crisp and his unusual method of helping people (and himself). I highly recommend this book!
Peggy MuthAge: Over 655 Stars Out Of 5Good story line.January 20, 2011Peggy MuthAge: Over 65Quality: 4Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Having read the first two books in this series I was anxioius to read the third. This was a captivating book using a psycologist as the main character. Though he remained the main character each story was unique.
J4AntSan Antonio, TXAge: 25-34Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5Enjoyed this third installment of Sullivan Crisp..November 8, 2010J4AntSan Antonio, TXAge: 25-34Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4I enjoyed this third insallment of the Sullivan Crisp novels. I enjoyed the first two more, but it was good nonetheless. The book was well-written and the plot was interesting, however, it was a little hard to "get into it" at first. But if you've read the the first two novels, you'll definitely want this one as well.
Irene Thibodeau5 Stars Out Of 5September 17, 2010Irene ThibodeauThis is the third book in the Sullivan Crisp Series and I have read each one, thoroughly enjoyed each one, and can honestly say I have learned something with each one. You do not have to read the entire series to appreciate the individual stories, but if you do read the series you get to see Sully learn along with you.I related strongly to the main female character as I am a single mother of two sons. I highly recommend this book to everyone and plan on loaning out my copy to others. I was absorbed in this story from the first page.
Lisa5 Stars Out Of 5August 21, 2010LisaI just love the Sullivan Crisp Series! You will really enjoy the twists and turns of this book. Sully is such a great and likable character...the book will really keep your interest. It's a book of healing and growing. You will not be disappointed!