Mending The Broken
What Follows After by Dan Walsh is a powerful Christian historical suspense novel about the goodness and the faithfulness of God.
The novel is set in 1962 as the world teeters on the edge of another world war and at the height of the Cold War. As the world waits with baited breath, so a family waits as their world is rocked. 1962 was a very different time to today. Dan Walsh has perfectly captured the atmosphere of fear, of a lack of personal phones, the movement of the military and the use of personal servants. We see the dynamics of a young man who was closer to the Negro lady who bought him up than to his own mother.
Failed marriages in 1962 were seen as shameful. As a family hides behind a smoke screen of lies, their world is shaken to the core. “Was God punishing her for all those lies?” God is a good Father. He does not punish us in that way. It is just life that is hard.
We need to build our lives on firm foundations. We need to build them on the Rock so that when the hard times come, and they will, we will not crumble.Continue reading