Indivisible by Travis Thrasher is a poignant novel, inspired by true events, about one family’s battle to follow God’s leading. After much prayer and soul searching, Darren and Heather Turner feel that Darren’s joining the Army as a chaplain is what God is calling them to do next with their lives. As Darren serves in Iraq, Heather tends the home fires and helps other Army wives adjust to the military way of life. Darren takes his commitment to “his” soldiers very seriously. But dealing with death and destruction every day takes a toll even on a man with Darren’s faith. He knows God doesn’t aske us to understand Him, just to follow Him. When his deployment is over the new challenge is to readjust to civilian life. He must deal with what he saw in Iraq and what he left there. Plus protect his family from ever having to know of the evil in our world. This story deals with the frustrations of trying to fit back in, the feelings of isolation, depression, anxiety, anger and most of all the guilt. Guilt for making it home when so many others didn’t and for not being there for all the family mile-stones. We hear about the challenges that face our country’s heroes when they come home after a deployment but this story gives plunges you right into the middle of it all. After reading this I have a better understanding and sympathy for what they all go thru. My conclusion is that we need to pray for our heroes, the defenders of our freedom. It’s the least we can do for them as they put their lives on the line for us.
I received this book from Celebrate Lit in exchange for my honest review.