Higher Hope by Robert Whitlow is going to be one of my favorites of his. It is an interesting read and very thought provoking. It is the second of the Tides of Truth series, number one is Deeper Water and yes you need to read them in order.
Tami Taylor is back finishing up her summer internship. She is given a case late on a Friday afternoon simply for the reason that it involves a pastor and one of the partners thinks she would know a lot about religious fanatics. Tami knows she will struggle with the case.
Ramona Dabney knows things about people no one else knows. God reveals things to her and she is able to either confront them about it or pray for them and reassure them. It can be very disconcerting and even distressing when it isn’t good news. Jason Paulding is suing her for defamation of character for the statements she made to him when he approached her about buying her church and house.
Tami questions whether the lawsuit is correct or if she should even be working for this law firm. She is struggling with the two guys in the law firm that are interested in “courting” her and when Mrs. Fairbanks falls ill she is under even more stress.
I really liked this book, more than I thought I would at the beginning. Robert takes you home with Tami for the weekend and I once again struggle with her family’s beliefs. I loved that he threw Zach into the mix which really was an interesting mix of Christian beliefs. It is very interesting that Tami stays true to her beliefs in God while in Savannah, which is different that what a lot of authors will do with the college students they send off into the big world.
The story line with Rev. Dabney in and of itself was also interesting and made me think a bit about what is right to say and what is not. With political correctness running rampant now it does make you wonder what we will be able to say or not say. It is already illegal in Canada to preach on certain verses in the Bible because they condemn gay practices.
I am ready to read #3, Greater Love, which releases in 2010.