Ok, so I didn’t know my post on the Redemption series would cause such a stir! I guess when I put my opinion on the internet I should be prepared for some feedback!! Perhaps I was a little strong with my words (definitely not seasoned with salt & full of grace!) and I hope I didn’t offend those of you who love it. I will continue to read on, maybe not right now but again soon… I already have the whole series so I don’t have to worry about how or where to get it.
While I didn’t care for the book as a whole I will agree that there were messages of hope for people who are in a failing marriage (or for those who aren’t)… to hold tight to the Truth and trust that God will pull you through. And it definitely held my attention because I didn’t put it down. I guess when I watched Tim and Kari work hard on their marriage and come through successfully in restoring their marriage and then to have him shot and killed (b/c the mistress lied about being pregnant) right before their baby was born just left me a little frustrated. After them restoring their marriage I was hopeful for a “happy ending”… maybe that’s why it’s a series… maybe this is just chapter 1 into the Baxter’s lives… hopefully the happy ending comes with book 5!
Thank you all for your comments and book recommendations. By no means have I written off Christian fiction… I was just a little irritated with this one! But I’ve got 4 more in the series and I’ll report back when I read them! And I’ll try not to be such a tough critic on the next ones!
Household6January 16, 2008 at 1:09 pm
WOW!! You did get a lot of comments. I would not apologize though!! In order to be transparent you said what you felt and I think that is OKAY!! I guess some people responded to my comments as well, but I’m okay with what I said. I’m glad that they were then able to open my eyes to some other authors that actually may be worth my time!!
Keep keepin’ it real!!
TeganJanuary 16, 2008 at 1:36 pm
Oh my, you did get a lot of comments…and here I thought I was the only one who liked the Redemption series! Good luck and happy reading! To each his own!!!!! Remember that it’s okay if you don’t like it…you are entitled to your own opinion…especially on YOUR blog!!!! And don’t worry, you were seasoned with salt!
GmamaJanuary 17, 2008 at 6:35 am
Darby, you do not have to apologize for standing up for Jesus. I completely understand what you were saying. And, you were not offensive in any way. You just did not like the book. Thank God we don’t all like the same things. What a dull world. Our Lord loves us all just as we are. Keep on being Darby Stickler. That is what is so great about you. What you see is what you get. I love you and your family.
DonaJanuary 17, 2008 at 11:38 am
You are so great!