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Discussion: April 18, 2009
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Author: Wanda B. Campbell
Review: Reviewed on April 18, 2009
This novel takes a thought provoking look at how individuals tend to put on a façade to mask their insecurities in their lives. The main character in this novel struggled with pornography.
Our struggles may not be like Pastor Bryce Hightower, but I am sure that if we took an honest look at our lives, I am pretty sure that there are some things in our lives that we are wearing a mask as well. It’s up to us on whether we are willing to continue with the façade.
Everyone has struggles and we have to be willing to let down our guard in order for the Lord to start working on us. It’s so amazing that once the mask is removed, how much at peace we are with ourselves.
And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.
After three years of marriage, Denise Hightower discovers that her husband, Pastor Bryce Hightower, has a secret addiction that not only jeopardizes his marriage, but impairs his ability to effectively preach the gospel.
Yielding to pressure from her mother and her husband, Denise agrees to keep his addiction a secret, although her self-esteem plummets. Her life as the perfect First Lady is falling apart at the seams.
Self-centered and determined to uphold his pastoral image, Bryce is oblivious to his wife’s emotional state. He’s convinced that he can overcome his “little problem” on his own, so he rejects the spiritual help God sends him. But when his secret is discovered, will he be able to come clean with himself, God, and his congregation?
Wanda B. Campbell Bio
Wanda B. Campbell is an extraordinary and talented writer who brings creativity, a new sense of hope, and restoration through the healing power of God to the Kingdom, by way of Christian fiction. She uses real life everyday issues to exhort, motivate, and give comfort.
Wanda B. Campbell believes there is nothing too hard for God and through His love and power, He can heal you in EVERY area you hurt. Wanda believes with God’s help our darkest time can become our brightest moments. Her primary mission is to encourage everyone to experience the unfailing love of Christ. Wanda is not limited by race, age, sex, denomination or organization; believing the liberation that comes from Christ is free to all.
An avid reader since childhood, Wanda recently responded to the voice in her head by penning and self-publishing her debut novel, First Sunday in October, (January 2007). A romantic at heart, Wanda uses relationships to demonstrate how the power of forgiveness and reconciliation can restore us back to God and one another.