Tie A Yellow Ribbon
Indivisible by Travis Thrasher – oh wow, oh wow, oh wow – what a powerful contemporary Christian novel showing the effects of a military chaplain at war, on the whole family. My emotions really went through the mill and were shot to pieces. I ‘felt’ for all the family. As an outsider looking in, I could ‘see’ all their pain.
Indivisible is a microcosm focusing in on one family, of a macrocosm happening the world over. An army chaplain going to war in Iraq in 2007 is the focus of the novel. He “head(ed) off into the unknown with God.” Faithful to God’s calling, the chaplain wanted to shine light into the dark places. “He didn’t like the destination God had picked, but there was no better place to be than where God calls you to be. ”
An army chaplain still sees war, tries to bring faith and God’s love to the troops, and is a strong rock on which they can rely. The reader witnesses the effects of war – the anger, the survivors guilt, the questioning of God and the attempt to cover it all up and try to cope alone. “The enemy got you trusting in you.” No man is an island and no man can carry the weight of things seen in war alone. All troops return from war with scars, it’s just that some are invisible.
The reader sees the families left behind. The women and children who have to cope without their men folk and who then have to adjust when they return. The heart stopping knock at the door, never knowing if it is the pizza delivery or bad news.
A loving father goes off to serve. A shell of a man returns. It’s so heart breaking.
The novel has many Godly lessons for us all to learn. Scripture is quoted and we glimpse the heart of God.
I could not put Indivisible down. It is a testament to the bravery of all our servicemen and women and their families. You all deserve medals. Thank you for your bravery. May God richly bless you all.
I received this book for free. A favourable review was not required and all views expressed are my own.
About the Book
Author: Travis Thrasher
Genre: General fiction, drama
Release Date: October 23, 2018
A novelization of the film Indivisible, this is a story of love and marriage and finding each other all over again.
When Darren deploys to Iraq during the surge of 2007, he leaves behind his loving and supportive wife, Heather, and their three small children. Their marriage is the envy of the base, both believing strongly in the calling to serve in the military. Darren knows he’s there to support the troops in their darkest moments as their chaplain, but what he doesn’t realize is that he will face his own dark moments, which will have lasting effects on his marriage.
Meanwhile, Heather is creating a community among the other wives and families left behind. She rallies support back home, realizing the dangers the men and women serving overseas are facing, but she also begins to notice a change in Darren during their brief conversations. When he returns, he is no longer the man who left-the man Heather married. His greatest fear is letting her down, but instead of opening up to her, he shuts her out. Their marriage was so strong before. But how can they get back to where they were . . . or find a new way forward?
Indivisible is a story of sacrifice, marriage, and faith that will leave audiences full of hope even amid their most challenging times.
WE ARE EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE THAT THIS BOOK IS GOING TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE!
About the Author
Bestselling author Travis Thrasher has written over 50 books and worked in the publishing industry for over twenty years. He has written fiction in a variety of genres, from love stories and supernatural thrillers to young adult series. His inspirational stories have included collaborations with filmmakers, musicians, athletes and pastors. He’s also co-written memoirs and self-help books. His novelizations include Do You Believe? and God’s Not Dead 2. Upcoming releases in 2018 include The Black Auxiliary about the lives of the other 17 American black athletes who competed with Jesse Owens in the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin. Travis lives with his wife and three daughters in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
More about Indivisible
This book is based on a true story, so we’d love for readers and moviegoers to meet the real Darren and Heather Turner:
Darren and Heather Turner both grew up in Georgia, and met in 1999 when Darren was working in campus ministry at the University of Georgia. (Darren is still a Bulldog at heart.) Heather was working as a recruiter for an organization that sends English teachers overseas, and Darren had just returned from a year teaching English in Mongolia when they met. Married that same year, they served another six years together in campus ministry and added three children to their family.
Through the husband of a friend of Heather’s, Darren learned that opportunities existed for service as a military chaplain. In 2006, Darren completed seminary, was commissioned in the Army, and deployed almost immediately. Their family’s experiences from this timeframe are the basis of the new movie INDIVISIBLE. Darren, who is on active duty, and Heather are passionate about serving military families, marriage counseling, and leading marriage retreats. The Turners currently live in North Carolina with their children Elie, Samuel, and Meribeth.
Learn more about the Turners!
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To celebrate his tour, Travis is giving away a grand prize that includes the Indivisible novel along with a devotional!!
Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter. https://promosimple.com/ps/d627/indivisible-celebration-tour-giveaway
Thank you for your review on “Indivisible” by Travis Thrasher and all the great information about both the book and the movie.
I wait with great anticipation for the opportunity to read this book.
SOUNDS LIKE A GREAT BOOK AND I KNOW IT WILL BE A GREAT MOVIE!
Sounds like a really god book. Too bad this kind of support wasn’t there for wives and families during the Vietnam War like there is now.