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Indivisible by Travis Thrasher

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. ”

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God’s Not Dead 2 by Travis Thrasher

A Vow To Carry You Home

God@s NotGod’s Not Dead 2 by Travis Thrasher is a contemporary Christian novel filled with faith that will speak straight to the reader’s soul. I had seen the film and read the book God’s Not Dead, so it was great to be able to catch up with old characters and to meet new ones. It can also be read as a stand-alone.

There are many themes within the novel but a major one is that of being a survivor. Amy is a survivor of breast cancer. “Remission means you can start thinking of yourself as a survivor.” Every day she is grateful to be alive. There are also survivors of faith attacks. These are people who no matter what the world throws at them, they will not renounce God. “I’d rather stand with God and be judged by the world than stand with the world and be judged by God.”

This links in to the theme of faith in God. There are both old and new Christians within the novel. They are all rooted in God, it’s just the size of their roots. They are all still growing in their faith in Him. They know God and their faith gets them through life. This does not mean that they do not have doubts. Sometimes life is hard and they cannot hear God and they wonder if He’s still there but “The teacher is always quiet during the test.” God’s silence does not mean His absence.

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