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Number of Pages: 352
Vendor: Abingdon Press
Publication Date: 2010
|Dimensions: 8.50 X 5.50 (inches)|
Vanessa Miller does an excellent job with dialogue. It is very similar to how people actually talk; she captures the dialect of people from the projects. Kenisha and Deidre dont start off on the best note. Kenisha has a radiation treatment at the hospital at the time that her oldest son Jamal needs to be picked up from school. She has asked her older sister Aisha to pick up her son, but Aisha becomes too preoccupied with her own life to pick up her nephew. Deidre, as Jamals principal, then has to stay after with Jamal, and eventually takes him back to her house until his mother can pick him up. When Kenisha finally gets to Deidres home, Deidre makes strong assumptions about Kenishas character, wrongly accusing her of neglecting her son, even threatening to call Child Services. Although these two dont start out on the best of terms and continue to be somewhat bitter with one another, they slowly start to warm up to each other and eventually become great friends.
Kenisha and Deidre bring each other closer to God and accept the way He is working in her life. Both realize that although it may seem that God is not answering prayers and they dont always understand why He lets them suffer, He always has a plan and He will always bring comfort and joy.
Long Time Coming is a wonderful story about how God moves in mysterious ways, yet always provides for those who believe in Him. I would highly recommend this book as it teaches that God is faithful. Andi Passaglia, www.ChristianBookPreviews.com
jeezusgurlHouston,TX.Age: 35-44Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5This product moves you closer to God!October 3, 2013jeezusgurlHouston,TX.Age: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This is the best book I've read in a long time ! Many African American women can relate to this story in more ways than one, whether it's, sickness, multiple or dead beat babies fathers, poverty, sickness/terminal illness, family issues, or losing a sibling through violence. "Kenisha" touched my heart. She really went through a lot of heartache, pain and suffering!Even though Kenisha's physical ending wasn't what I hoped for, but her spiritual beginning was right on time and that made me look over and examine my life. I would love to read more books by this sophisticated author ! Thank You !
LeniePAAge: Over 65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Good book but not appropriate for church library.April 30, 2013LeniePAAge: Over 65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I am the church librarian and do all the buying of books for the library. This story is completely believable in today's society but not appropriate to go into a church library because of some of the details given in the story. Otherwise, it is a good book.
babalos angeles , californiaAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5greatJune 7, 2011babalos angeles , californiaAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5these series of book have been very great and have kept me reading and recommending the books to others
KayeMissouriAge: 35-44Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5Would Love To See This As a Movie...February 11, 2011KayeMissouriAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 4Value: 5Meets Expectations: 4I decided to read this book after my book club had a discussion on it and their comments peaked my interest. If I had saw this book on the shelf at my local bookstore I'm not sure I would have bought it. So I'm very glad that the book came up for review at the book club. This is a story I would not have wanted to miss.
Warning: This story is a real tear-jerker, so keep the Kleenex handy.
The story follows two women Deidre, a grade school principle who strives to follow after God's heart and Kenisha, a 23 year old mother of three, who could care less about God, because she figures He feels the same way about her. She is dying.
The women's paths cross when Kenisha treatments interfere with her picking up her son from school. However, Deidre isn't aware of Kenisha's condition and things are said between the two and it becomes quite clear that they won't soon become fast friends. But God had other plans.
"Long Time Coming" by Vanessa Miller is a story of faith and sorrow. As you journey with these women through their story you learn a lot about understanding the hearts of those who have hurt them deeply as well as those that they have hurt. Then being able to learn to forgive them and accept forgiveness. And in Kenisha's case, that also includes forgiving God.
I give "Long Time Coming" four stars because of its riveting storyline and the poignant way this story was told. My only disappointment was the predictable ending. However, this is a book that will stay with you long after you turn the last page. It will inspire you to reach into your own heart and your own past to see if there's anything there that you still need to give to God. This is one book that I would love to see made into a movie.
Buy a copy for a friend. Trust me, they will be eternally grateful.
SylviaMemphis TNAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Great BookNovember 8, 2010SylviaMemphis TNAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5It's a great book. I think everyone should read it. Many women go through the things that the various women went through in this book.