When Camille finds out the church is telling Nathan it is time to take a second wife, she rebells. She sees it as the ultimate betrayal, by her husband but also her church. It is what drives her back to her Bible and to reading it to her two daughters. What she finds in between the pages changes everything for her. It makes her realize the difference between true Christianity and Mormonism.
I found this book very interesting and actually a hard read. It is not a ‘happy’ book by any stretch of the imagination. It is a story of a woman caught in a horrible and almost abusive relationship. A relationship that is encouraged by her church, which should be a safe place, not one that points fingers and finds fault in others. There is one scene in the church where the leader asked the congregation if there is anyone that hasn’t been baptized yet. The people are not encouraged to confess for themselves but to tell if someone else is the one to blame. Yikes! I can’t imagine going to a church that would ask me to ‘tattle-tale’ on someone else.
So this was a good read and it was a good reminder of what grace is all about.