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Author:
Alison Strobel
ISBN13:
978-1434767738
ISBN:
1434767736
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Publisher:
David C. Cook; New edition (September 1, 2011)
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Subcategory:
Women's Fiction
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Rating:
4.1
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735

Alison Strobel keeps getting better and better. Composing Amelia is a novel I consider to be a lasting work of fiction. Within its pages, Strobel plumbs the depths of emotion in a subject fraught with prejudice and misinformation within the church.

Alison Strobel keeps getting better and better. With characters your heart will embrace, it is a story of pride and depression without being depressing. From the first page until the last, I was caught up in Marcus and Amelia’s world, unwilling to stop reading. A beautiful love story, you’ll see God’s grace through unconditional love

A few other challenges are thrown in, then the book takes a very depressing turn, then, (not really a spoiler alert), things get back on track.

A few other challenges are thrown in, then the book takes a very depressing turn, then, (not really a spoiler alert), things get back on track. A good read, nothing to rave about, but good to get me thinking if I’m being obedient and what God wants for my life (not what I want. Quick read, worth a few nights of reading!

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Composing Amelia: A Novel. Composing Amelia - Alison Strobel. Marcus hopes to become a mega-church pastor. Chapter 1. The bus ride to LA Café was a soul-sucking experience. Amelia Sheffield’s head bounced with each pothole as she attempted to doze. She’d never been a morning person, but her boss didn’t seem to care.

Alison Strobel, whose father, award-winning author Lee Strobel, instilled her with a love of stories at a young age, has written four novels, including Reinventing Rachel

Alison Strobel, whose father, award-winning author Lee Strobel, instilled her with a love of stories at a young age, has written four novels, including Reinventing Rachel. She has also written the children’s books That’s Where God Is and That’s When I talk to God with her husband Dan Morrow. She lives in Colorado with her husband and two daughters. Библиографические данные. Composing Amelia: A Novel.

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Can a brand-new marriage withstand the weight of generations-old baggage?

Amelia sent Marcus to be with her and to observe what they did so he could give her a play-by-play later on, but he wished she hadn’t

Amelia sent Marcus to be with her and to observe what they did so he could give her a play-by-play later on, but he wished she hadn’t. lator just about killed him. When can we hold her? he asked Marcela, the NICU nurse who was on shift when Marcus followed Hope down to the ward. Not until she’s off the vent, she said with a sympathetic smile. But once we’re sure she’s stable, we’ll start some touch therapy. That’ll be you just stroking her with a finger

Composing Amelia: A Novel. ISBN: Publisher: David C. Cook

Composing Amelia: A Novel. Cook. Book Release Date: September 1, 2011. Amelia has an esteemed music degree, and longs to play piano professionally. The Sheffields are clearly city people. But when a small town church offers Marcus a job, the couple’s dedication to their dreams and each other is tested

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Can a brand-new marriage withstand the weight of generations-old baggage?

  • Finish Time: 4 nights. Having just made a big life decision and having to trust God and my husband, I couldn’t turn this book down.

    I would say this follows the typical format of a Christian fiction book. Not a bad thing, but predictable. Come on – what kind of Christian book could end without God prevailing (really what in life could end that way either!)? The common theme is trusting God when He throws some crazy curves your way. And then watching your life transform into how He wants it to be. Always amazing to read and see His amazing power.

    Amelia recently married pastor-to-be, Marcus. As they are both figuring out their new marriage, they are both trying to figure out their careers as well. Both not going as they planned, they stay faithful and keep trucking along. Marcus gets a call to pastor a hurting church in Nebraska (from New York) and they both spend time figuring out if that is where they are meant to be. Marcus comes to the decision quicker than Amelia, as she just got her first break in New York.

    This decision threatens their marriage, and Amelia’s faith. A few other challenges are thrown in, then the book takes a very depressing turn, then, (not really a spoiler alert), things get back on track. A good read, nothing to rave about, but good to get me thinking if I’m being obedient and what God wants for my life (not what I want.) Quick read, worth a few nights of reading!

  • I downloaded this book for free on Amazon after receiving an email from David C. Cook. I’m a sucker for free stuff. I have downloaded dozens of books that were free and have only read a few so far. I finished my last new release last week and didn’t have anything else on hand to read, so I scrolled through my Kindle library and picked Composing Amelia: A Novel. A few years ago, I read The Ambition: A Novel by Lee Strobel, Alison’s father, and I thought it was an excellent book. While her writing may not be as polished as her father’s, she has written an interesting, well-researched and thought-provoking novel.

    The two main characters are a young, married couple who are trying to succeed in their respective careers, but they end up at odds over where they should live and work. Painful scars from their childhoods and pride prevent them from communicating with each other, and their marriage falls apart. Each character must work through doubts, fears, depression, temptation, and more in order to find God’s will for their lives.

    One of the main characters is a pastor, so there is an appropriate amount of prayer and theological discussion in the dialogue. Characters wrestle with their faith, trials, and finding God’s will, while more mature Christians give wise advice and reassurance. I felt the religious aspect was tastefully portrayed without feeling preachy. This book gave me a better understanding of those going through depression.

    This book read like a contemporary fiction novel; it was interesting and fast-paced. I would recommend this book.

  • I generally don't like what I call "blatant Christian" fiction. Seeing that this was a young Christian couple and the husband was going into ministry, I almost didn't want to read it. But, since I met the author and already told her I was reading it, I thought I'd finish. I'm glad I did.

    This is a story of finding personal identity. The author does a great job of showing that the struggle for understanding our identity is very much the same whether we are in full-time ministry or another profession. The young couple in this story attempted to create their identity based on what they thought was their destiny. A very common scenario. Their peace comes from first understanding who they are and allowing their identity to guide their destiny.

    The book was not an "easy read" for me because it touched on areas I have recently wrestled through. It is well written with very realistic issues and real struggles that we must go through to find that peace we all long for.

  • Let me preface this review by saying I read Reinventing Rachel: A Novel first and thoroughly enjoyed it, so purchased this book. While I enjoyed both, they felt very similar and frankly I would recommend Reinventing Rachel over this one, as it seemed more believable; both address mental illness and frustration with much of "traditional" American evangelicals.

    I grew up in a rather legalistic church, and I found the plotline with Marcus taking the job as senior pastor completely ridiculous: he's offered the position without his wife even visiting the church, and then they have no issue with her not coming? That just wouldn't happen! Mild Spoiler Warning -> I also cannot believe that Amelia would have absolutely no inkling she was pregnant - she's staying with her best friend and has just seen all the symptoms first-hand and yet cannot recognize them in herself?

    Those details aside, I really enjoyed seeing how Marcus and Amelia worked through their relationship woes, finding support from a few strong Christians. I also found the portrayal of Amelia's depression to be quite good, and sincerely hope that those who read it can understand just a bit about how debilitating psychological issues can be, and learn to extend a bit more grace to the hurting among us.

  • I wasn't sure about this book. I'm still not entirely sure. I kept reading. In fact, I had a hard time putting it down which I'm sure any author loves to hear. But, now that I've finished it, I'm still not sure if I liked it. I wanted to shake Amelia from the beginning. Then, I wanted to shake her husband. They were both so easily swayed by everyone they met and every little thing that happened to them. So they had dysfunctional parents. Lots of us did. These characters dysfunctional parents put them in a funk that was life altering and in spite of their Christian faith, they seemed helpless to rise above their past. Then, there was the mental illness thing which seemed to come and go depending on who Amelia was talking to at the time. I did like the conclusion. I'm just not sure how we got there so fast and so neatly. Just strange...