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  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson Publishers-Fiction (Sept. 15 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1595540652
  • ISBN-13: 978-1595540652
  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 2 x 21.6 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 318 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
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From Publishers Weekly

In this sequel to A Time to Dance, beloved evangelical Christian novelist Kingsbury brings readers up to date on the trials and tribulations of Abby and John Reynolds, who, after 20-plus years of marriage, are enjoying something of a second honeymoon. Then John's career comes under attack when anonymous letters smearing his reputation are sent to the high school where he coaches. Worse still, he is in a car accident (a well-worn device of evangelical fiction), which he survives but which paralyzes him from the waist down. Abby and John's new challenges sit at the center of this novel, but there are several engaging subplots keeping the narrative moving at a fast clip: their newly married daughter learns she's pregnant, even though she had planned to wait four years before starting a family; a divorced couple is thrown back together and must work out their anger and mistrust; and Jake Daniels, the student whose car hit Coach Reynolds, must try to forgive himself for injuring his mentor. Religiously inclined readers will appreciate Kingsbury's deft and sophisticated treatment of prayer, as characters struggle to understand how and when God answers prayers. Less satisfying is Kingsbury's unsubtle insertion of hot-button evangelical social issues: a son delving into Internet porn, a mother-in-law repenting for a long-past abortion. There's even a passing potshot at sexual education in schools. Still, Kingsbury's hallmarks are in evidence: readers can expect lively dialogue, likable characters and a passionate witness to the commitments and obligations of marriage.
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In this sequel to A Time To Dance, high school football coach John Reynolds and his wife, Abby, are behaving like newlyweds after their reconciliation following a near-divorce. Their happiness is tempered, however, by John's problems at work. In particular, three boys trouble John--Nathan Pike (the "Goth"), who scribbles "death to jocks" in his notebook, and Jake Daniels and Casey Parker, the two football players who make Nathan's life miserable. When Jake and Casey challenge each other to a drag race, they cause an accident in which John is paralyzed from the waist down. As they try to come to terms with this tragedy, the struggles of each character, especially those of John's daughter, who previously held an unshakeable belief in God, are depicted in a believable and sympathetic manner. High school life and the real-world problems faced by the students, such as a brush with cyberporn, are also realistically rendered. Recommended for most collections.
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A Time to Embrace by Karen Kingsbury

God is faithful to his children, and will bring about the good plan He has for them. In A Time to Embrace, we are reminded again and again of this truth. John and Abby Reynolds hold firm to their faith in the Lord in spite of tragedy and seemingly insurmountable trials.

There is a lot going on in this book! From struggles with their children, to work problems, to marital problems, and then an accident and a grandchild! It's an easy read, and quite entertaining. It is also very encouraging to see the characters' faith grow stronger in the midst of all that they are going through. Some parts seemed a little forced, though. The character of the mother-in-law seemed a little over-the-top. But overall, the character development was well done, and the plot was interesting. I hadn't read the previous book, but didn't feel that I had missed anything in this story because the author, Karen Kingsbury, did a good job of recapping. I would recommend this book to others. As far as Christian novels go, this one is honest. Christians will go through trials. But we can take hope in the fact that the Lord has promised to walk with us through everything.
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By Huntress Reviews on Dec 31 2002
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Coach John Reynolds cares deeply about every student he encounters, so it is ironic that one of them is responsible for nearly destroying his life. Although he had been considering retirement, John did not want to be forced to leave his job. First, accrimonious parents begin spreading malicious lies about his moral character, then, one fateful night, he is caught in the middle of a drag race, and paralyzed by a careless student's recklessness.
The months ahead of John will prove a test of both his faith and his newly restored marriage to Abby. As they await the trial to determine the fate of those who harmed him, John struggles to adapt, and his daughter embarks on a difficult, unplanned pregnancy. In the days ahead, choices that will forever alter many lives will have to be made, and more than just a few tears shed. Yet, faith and God are working to see them through each crisis.
*** It is difficult, as always, to sum up Ms. Kingsbury's work in just a few words. There is so much depth and emotion to each of her novels, and the characters are so very real, that you want to tell everything about the book, but still not spoil it for the coming reader. You will come away from this one feeling renewed and touched by the power of faith and forgiveness. ***
Reviewed by Amanda Killgore.
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By A Customer on Feb. 9 2003
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This book was an incredible true to life novel. After I read A Time to Dance about 6 months ago I didn't think anything could surpass it. I ended the book wanting to know more! What else haapened in John and Abby Reynolds' lives? I was thrilled to see A Time to Embrace (the sequel) in the bookstore. Karen Kingsbury is truly gifted in a way that is beyond words. Her writing is so beautiful and the characters are always people that you could relate to. This book is a beautiful description of forgiveness, hope, and true love the way God intends for us to experience. I would highly recommend this book. I couldn't put it down! If you haven't read A Time to Dance it would be worth your while to read that first though. I truly can't say enough about this book and it's predecessor.
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By Abernathy64 on Sept. 1 2003
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The story of John and Abby and the trials they face in what should be the golden years of their lives was awesome. Ms. Kingsbury did not mince words in writing about the feelings that many of us have when bad things happen to good people. She explores the depths of despair, feelings of anger with God, reconciling tragedy with God's will and ultimately forgiveness. This book is well written and guaranteed to make you think and appreciate all that is well in your life. However, the author always has a message of hope, as well. She has accurately pegged the way things typically happen in our lives - John's livelyhood is threatened, John's feelings of inadequacy in reaching his students, the accident, feelings of helplessness and anger afterwords. Everyone should read this book.
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By brandy murray on Jan. 12 2004
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This bookis a wonderful sourceof hope for those who are facing an obstacle right now and also shares the message that God is with them enev when they're going through a hard time. this book reminds us that when we are facing obstacles it is important to hang onto what you believe and that fith will get you through the situation. This story also shows how powerfull prayer is. There are many lessons within this book so I suggest that everyone read it even if you aren't facing a specific problem right now.
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