Thursday, July 30, 2009

Book: Any Minute

This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

Any Minute

FaithWords (June 30, 2009)


Joyce Meyer and Deborah Bedford

Joyce Meyer is one of the world's leading practical Bible teachers. A #1 New York Times bestselling author, she has written more than seventy inspirational books, including The Confident Woman, I Dare You, the entire Battlefield of the Mind family of books, her first venture into fiction with The Penny, and many others. She has also released thousands of audio teachings as well as a complete video library. Joyce's Enjoying Everyday Life® radio and television programs are broadcast around the world, and she travels extensively conducting conferences. Joyce and her husband, Dave, are the parents of four grown children and make their home in St. Louis, Missouri.

Deborah Bedford is a career fiction writer who began her professional life as a journalist in a Colorado mountain town.

A Rose By The Door, Deborah's first with Warner Book (name changed to FaithWords in 2006), hit bookstores in November 2001. A Morning Like This was released by Warner Books in 2002. Deborah's short story, “Connor Sapp's Baseball Summer,” is included in Multnomah Publisher's The Storytellers' Collection, Tales From Home, alongside stories by Chuck Colson, Terri Blackstock, Randy Alcorn and Karen Kingsbury.

Deborah and Jack have two children, Jeff and Avery. When she isn't writing, Deborah spends her time fly-fishing, cheering at American Legion baseball games, shopping with her daughter, singing praise songs while she walks along the banks of Flat Creek, and taking her dachshund Annie for hikes in the Tetons where they live.


Sarah Harper is driven to achieve success no matter what the cost. She wants to do good and not hurt the people she loves--especially her children and her husband, Joe--but her desire to succeed in her career too often leaves little time for family.

One cold, autumn morning, all of that changes when Sarah's car plunges off a bridge and into a river. She is presumed dead by those on the "outside," but Sarah's spirit is still very much alive. What she discovers on the other side transforms everything about Sarah's view of life--past, present, and future.

When Sarah is revived, she is a changed woman. And the unsuspecting world around her will never be the same again.


This is one of those books where the cover description is a bit misleading. Somehow I was expecting the book to start on the day Sarah goes off the bridge, but that doesn't happen until more than halfway through the book. In the meantime you really get a chance to see that she is somewhat conflicted about the choices she's making. She just can't seem to make the right ones to keep everyone happy, herself included.

I really liked this book, it was well written and has a good message for today. We really don't know how much time we have and how are we treating the people in our lives. It's not one I would read again (not to say I wouldn't have read it) because it was just a bit too intense for me, always waiting for the bad thing to happen.

If you would like to read the first chapter of Any Minute, go here!

1 comment:

  1. I think you're right, that this is a good message for today. Even though I don't work outside the home, it speaks loudly to me about the way I treat my children and my husband. Now I have to go buy this one and Blue Like Play Dough!


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