Dan Walsh and Gary Smalley teamed up to write a series about different issues that couples and families are now facing. The Restoration series, The Dance, The Promise, The Desire and now The Legacy, covered infertility, communication, empty nesters, and now a child who is slowly drifting away from his faith.
The Legacy is the story of Doug Anderson who is slowly separating himself from not only his family and friends, but also his faith. Everyone is trying to reach him to make him understand what he is doing, but nothing seems to work. Even Christiana his one friend that stands by him, hopes that all that she is hearing or seeing is true.
This is one of those stories that every parent worries about, a child that slowly moves into a life style that is destructive. One that is making poor choices and seems to not care when parents and friends try to step in to help. Sometimes no matter what is said, the child continues down that path. It is hard on everyone, but it is sometimes difficult to know what to say or do for these families, but that is when books like this or even a series is so helpful.
I know I have said it before, I love books that can help you through difficult times. It is nice to know that you are not alone. It is also great to be given the tools to walk along side others who are in situations that you may know or understand anything about. Gary Smalley has done this before with a couple other authors and I have enjoyed those series also. I hope he continues to add insight to fiction books and of course Dan can keep writing just like he is because his books are those wonderful books that you want to come home to.