Just had the privilege of reading Every Waking Moment by Chris Fabry. I am a huge fan of his writing and have and will read everything he writes. There are many Christian Fiction writers out there and many good ones but Chris is a true storyteller which makes his books stand out from all the other writers. Each book is so unique in the presentation, storyline and characters and this one follows that path.
The storyline centers on Treha Langsam who works with the elderly at Desert Gardens, she has an extraordinary gift with the patients. She has a gift of reaching those with dementia to bring them back to temporary clarity. The administrator, Miriam sees this gift in Treha and helps her with answers about her past and tries to fill many empty holes of her life. With the help of a documentary team, Treha's gift is discovered and how everyone works together to tell her story. To say Treha's life was sad is an understatement. There are parts of this story that will break your heart , how we can be so insensitive and uncaring to humans is a travesty. The story also features different people at the nursing home and their "nuggets" about life. One resident, Elsie, says " They think temptation and the hard stuff of life are the same. I don't believe that for a minute. He does give us more than we can handle. He lets us go through deeper waters so that we cling to him: that's the whole point of having faith. If we could handle everything, there would be no reason for us to need God."
This book highlights the importance of our stories and how they intertwine in ways we can't know when we first hear them. So interesting how Treha got her name, must read to find out. Loved everything about this book but was disappointed in how it ended, left so many things up in the air, but possibly a sequel.
One note on Chris Fabry's writing, his stories are so memorable and the characters stay with you which shows that he is a master of his craft, he just needs to write faster!!
Thanks to Tyndale Publishers for this free copy just for my honest opinion